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Savor the Flavor of a Small Mountain Town

From an old general store to a golf resort restaurant to a historic church hosting a once-a-month fish fry, Pickens offers a taste of Upstate South Carolina.

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Discover Pickens’ Hidden Gems

Pickens’ hidden gems include a tea farm, centuries-old petroglyphs, a mountain lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and a mini gourmet donut shop.

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Local Stores Offer a Taste of Pickens

Shop for antiques, local food products and flea market treasures in Pickens.

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Stay in Pickens and Play in the Mountains

Tucked in the South Carolina foothills “Where the Mountains Begin,” Pickens offers an amazing array of trails, waterfalls, historic sites and natural wonders.

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Enjoy Access to Countless Outdoor Amenities in Pickens

From natural attractions like Table Rock and Twin Falls to the Doodle Trail and Town Creek Bike Park, Pickens offers an abundance of recreational offerings.

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Campsite or Condo? The Choice is Yours in Pickens

Pickens’ lodging options include historic log cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, modern golf resort condos, a quaint motel and campsites.

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Pickens Celebrates Southern Mountain Traditions

Enjoy bluegrass jam sessions, Appalachian crafts and a once-a-month community festival celebrating Southern traditions in the Upstate town of Pickens.

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Recreation Offerings Are a Standout in North Augusta

With beautiful parks and golf courses, an expansive recreation complex and scenic leisure trail, you’ll never run out of things to do in North Augusta.

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