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Exploring Lake Greenwood

About Lake Greenwood – Connect Lake Greenwood

Besides the extraordinary fishing, boating, and birding that Lake Greenwood provides, upstate South Carolina has  additional recreational opportunities. The Lakelands Region offers some of America’s best golfing, hunting, and hiking. If biking is your thing, miles of country roads surround the resort. Nearby waterfalls abound and beaches or mountains are within a few hours’ drive. For high-octane fun, the Laurens Speedway hosts Saturday night races April through October. Sports lovers will also enjoy the top-notch athletics at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

Basically, there’s no shortage of activities available if you’re looking for them!

Festival of Flowers

South Carolina’s Festival of Flowers, one of Southeast Tourism’s “Top 20” events, showcases over 15,000 varieties of flowers at internationally-famous Park Seed’s gardens. The week-long event includes private garden tours, arts & crafts, sports, horticultural shows and music for all ages. The festival is normally held during the month of June.

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The Old Ninety Six District

Travel along scenic back roads in South Carolina’s upcountry and you find small towns that give new meaning to the term “family values.” Add in people’s friendliness and the slower pace of life and Old 96 is just what the doctor ordered. There are so many events, festivals, and historic sites in this area that you can always find something new to experience. 

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Festival of Discovery

The award winning South Carolina Festival of Discovery is the premier event of the year sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation. Discover a weekend of food, fun, music, amusement rides and much more as you experience and learn about the history, traditions, folklore, arts and crafts, music and dance, and vernacular culture of Greenwood, the South Carolina Upstate area, and the entire state. The festival is normally held in the month of July.

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Cultural Arts in Greenwood

Greenwood’s cultural arts includes the Greenwood Community Theatre, Greenwood Festival Chorale, Lander Performing Arts, and several art galleries that are supported by Greenwood’s Art Council. This is just to name a few possible activities and it is clear that Greenwood ‘s cultural arts have a lot to offer!

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Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House has been the heart of Newberry County for more than 100 years, serving as the cultural center of the region. Built in 1882, the historic structure’s French Gothic clock tower dominates the city’s skyline and has, since its construction, been a landmark for the area. After restoration, the Newberry Opera House has once again become a place for plays, art exhibits, musical performances, and social, cultural, and business gatherings.

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Abbeville Opera House

The Abbeville Opera House was built in 1908 and is fully restored to its turn-of-the-century condition with two exceptions – the addition of air conditioning and rocking chair seats. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theater uses the same rope pulled rigging systems as in 1908, and is the only “hemp house” remaining in South Carolina . Once again, this “Grand Old Theater” is being used for its original purpose – to present live theater as the cultural hub of Abbeville and the Upstate Region of South Carolina.

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Day Trips

The SC Lakelands Region, where Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort is located, is conveniently situated within a few hours drive of many of the most exciting venues in the Southeast. Located within a three-hour driving radius are Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, offering you additional cultural, entertainment, and professional sports events.

There is also much to see and do within South Carolina itself. The Greenwood/Laurens County area has many fun and historic places to explore. Located in the Piedmont section of the state, Greenville and Spartanburg are only about an hour away. South Carolina’s capital city, Columbia, is just an hour and a half to the east, and continuing your drive past Columbia, you arrive in beautiful, historic Charleston on the Atlantic coast

A few hours to the north past Spartanburg lies Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is home to Biltmore Estate, a country residence of George Vanderbilt in the early 20th Century, and is also the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

These few destinations are just the beginning of a variety of sights and experiences you can enjoy within a few hours of your home at Lake Greenwood Motorcoach Resort.



Self Regional Healthcare in the City of Greenwood has been a leading healthcare provider in the Lakelands region, and is a major medical and referral center for tertiary care services. Self Regional Healthcare encompasses twenty health systems, ranging from a state-of-the-art Heart Center to Wellness Works health and fitness facility.

Self Regional Healthcare offers services in the areas of: Heart and Vascular Services, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, a Patient Care Tower, Surgery Center, Critical Care Center, Cancer Services, and Outpatient Rehabilitation.

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Greenwood Genetics Center

Laurens County Healthcare System

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