Visit Berkeley Blueways for outdoor adventures

06/07/2012  | 
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Berkeley County, South Carolina, located just minutes from Downtown Charleston and one and one-half hours from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is cradled in what is quickly becoming known as the “emerging new south.”

Known for its natural beauty, scenic landscape, rich culture and exciting history, Berkeley County is luring more and more visitors each year. Groups and families especially enjoy the year-round gorgeous weather in Berkeley County. Visitors are able to enjoy the attractions, events, water sports and local culture of this emerging area every month of the year.

Berkeley County’s rivers, streams and lakes offer superior canoeing and kayaking adventures. Our infamous “Berkeley Blueways” feature 20 canoeing and kayaking trails. During blooming season, wildflowers rich with colors of the rainbow line the banks. Egrets, herons, eagles, fish, turtles and alligators make these waters home. Keep an eye out to catch a glimpse of animals such deer, otters, squirrels, fox and even bobcats along the banks.

For the high-impact adventure seeker, Berkeley County offers world-class waterskiing, jet skiing, sailing, wind surfing, and boating on Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion. Visit the Santee Cooper Locks on the Cooper River, an engineering marvel which allows visitors to experience the second largest water lock in the United States, which lowers boats 75 feet from Lake Moultrie to the Cooper River. The Cooper River is the only known location in South Carolina to offer an underwater history trail. On a calm day, scuba divers flock to see the extraordinary remains of a British War Ship. The Cooper River, known for being a plantation road to Charleston, has also served as a port since the 1700s.

Visit the Santee Cooper Locks on the Cooper River, an engineering marvel which allows visitors to experience the second largest water lock in the United States. The Cooper River is the only known location in South Carolina to offer an underwater history trail. On a calm day, scuba divers flock to see the extraordinary remains of a British War Ship. The Cooper River, known for being a plantation road to Charleston, has also served as a port since the 1700s.

Festivals and Events

Berkeley County offers family fun seasonal events and festivals featuring music, art, crafts and culture throughout the year. Visit www.visitberkeleycounty.com for a list of upcoming events.

Accommodations

Berkeley County has a number of hotels, campgrounds and fish camps eager to welcome you. Many of our hotels have received awards and offer a variety of services to ensure your stay in Berkeley County is most comfortable and enjoyable.

Our year-round visitors and groups come to Berkeley County to enjoy attractions, events, tours, activities on the water, horseback riding, racing on the mountain bike trails, camping, hiking and benefit from the vast historical, environmental and scientific educational experiences.

For more information about Berkeley County, call the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce at 843-761-8238, or visit our “Adventure Portal” www.berkeleysc.org. Mentioning this article entitles you to special group discounts.
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