South Carolina ... nature-based, eco-friendly adventures for all ages

Here are just a few of the activities you can choose from:

Coastal South Carolina provides miles and miles of shoreline perfect for beachcombing, windsurfing, surfing and swimming. It’s a great place for eco and wildlife tours, not to mention inshore and offshore fishing. A bit more adventurous, let’s harness the winds power when kite-sailing. For those are interested in the world beneath the surface, consider snorkeling or scuba diving. Kayaking is always a favorite way to take in nature, just ask birders.

Heading onto high ground, the midlands are a perfect place to explore the state’s many rivers and lakes.  Paddling opportunities abound whether canoe or kayak.  Stand up paddle boarders (SUPs) relish a smooth lake waters and a gentle breeze. Other popular water-based activities are freshwater fishing and sailing with camping nearby. As you head further inland, you can find off road driving (ATV/UTV), orienteering/survival training and hunting grow. Equestrian centers offer horseback riding for all ages.

South Carolina’s mountains offer exceptional trail hiking, great opportunities to view wildlife and scenery worth photographing. Carefully crafted mountain biking occurs on challenging terrain. With numerous lakes, boating, fishing and camping are popular family activities. The fast-moving rivers are home to whitewater rafting and attract residents and visitors. Those who aren’t afraid to challenge gravity head to this region for rock climbing, as do those interested in zip-lining through the trees. For an relaxing experience, taking an eco-friendly cruise to learn about the area’s geography and past.

For those interested in educational experiences, we’ve also included nature centers, environment learning sites, outdoor adventure centers, as well as those who offer programming that puts visitors in touch with nature.

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