We’re about halfway through summer, which means if you haven’t started checking activities off your summer bucket list, now is the time to start! And if you’ve already checked off all of the items on your list, here are a few more to add:
Blueberry picking at Blueberry Hill
Located down the road in Travelers Rest, this beautiful blueberry farm opens for blueberry picking in the middle of June and typically runs through the end of July. You can pick your own organic berries at a mere $10 a gallon. Just make sure to call ahead before you go so that you know there are plenty of berries on the bushes for you to select from.
Watch a moonlight movie (or two)
Did you even spend your summer in the Upstate if you didn’t watch a movie under the stars? This is a quintessential activity that everyone needs to experience at least once in their life. Post up at the Greer City Park Amphitheater on Thursday nights or head on down the road to Falls Park for viewings of some of the best movies around.
Park Hop is a free, summer-long scavenger hunt in parks across Greenville County. This scavenger hunt encourages participants to explore featured parks and uncover clues within each park. Participants earn prizes for every clue they get correct. All you have to do is download the app and start exploring! It’s a great way to get outside and enjoy the endless parks scattered throughout the Upstate.
Try a new waterpark
Looking for a fun way to cool off this summer? Check out one of the three waterparks located around the Upstate. From Discovery Island to Otter Creek to the 7th Inning Splash, each waterpark offers you the opportunity to dive headfirst into a cool and refreshing summer. Plus, the waterparks are now open seven days a week, so you have plenty of opportunities to check this off your summer bucket list.
Hike Rainbow Falls
Located right down the road in the expansive and beautiful Jones Gap State Park, there are plenty of trails that you can enjoy — but Rainbow Falls is definitely the most memorable. This 150-foot waterfall is especially impressive after a solid summer storm. The hike is a little long, but it is totally worth it. Pack a picnic and post up on one of the rocks below the falls and enjoy the refreshing mist that billows off this gorgeous waterfall.