The Upcountry & Lake Hartwell Country
Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, it might seem to be “in the middle of know where”. But it’s a locale with a good old days vibe. It remains rural with thousands of acres of National Forest land and rolling countryside where fruit orchards thrive. The area is best known by whitewater enthusiasts for its proximity to the Chattooga River and hikers who seek out the glorious waterfalls that flow into the river.
On Friday nights the Silver Dollar Music Hall bustles with people performing and listening to timeless bluegrass music.
One orchard, Chattooga Belle Farm, is quite the enterprise with a variety of attractions for visitors coming to Long Creek. You can really appreciate the scenic rolling hills and untamed forest from their property. Foot traffic is always welcome, and the view from their back porch truly is worth a quick look. And if you have the time…stay awhile. Chattooga Belle Farm has u-pick fruit; an event barn for weddings and special occasions; a restaurant, Belle’s Bistro, serves lunch; a farm store sells a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs.