Clemson, SC, USA

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Clemson, SC, USA

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Waterfalls, lakes, and forests in Clemson

Nestled in the tree-lined folds of the hazy Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is a beautiful place to discover Appalachian heritage and explore the stunning lakes, forests, and mountains of the region. Clemson vacation rentals offer a cozy home base for days spent canoeing or kayaking on a lake, trekking the leaf-strewn hiking trails that meander over the mountains, and taking in a game of tennis at a park. You can taste traditional fried green tomatoes while you decide whether to visit a majestic waterfall cascading over rocks, a fascinating historic site, or check out the spectacular displays of colorful foliage which erupt every fall.

Outdoor fun in Clemson

Surrounded by sprawling bodies of water and thickly forested hills, Clemson is a draw for lovers of outdoor sports. You could ramble along miles of nature trails and streams at a botanical garden, admiring lavish displays of magnolias, camellias, and wildflowers as you walk, or climb on a horse for an exciting trail ride through the mountains. Local sporting events are a great way to mingle with locals and get swept up in the energy and enthusiasm of home teams. With Clemson vacation rentals, you can enjoy knowing you'll have a private pad to unwind in after expending your energy on big days in the great outdoors.

Living history in Clemson

Split Creek Farm is a great excursion for the whole family where you can pet baby goats and taste luscious goat milk, cheese, and fudge. Meanwhile, Victoria Valley Vineyards offers wine-tastings in its gorgeous chateau-style winery, while Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folk Life Center is a fascinating place to see a 150-year-old grist mill in operation, and discovering living history displays and learning about traditional crafts, music, and folk life. In spring and summer, you can explore the grounds of a 19th-century plantation at Woodburn, including a slave cabin, carriage house, and historic herb garden.

Ice skating and golf in Clemson

Situated on a vast lake shore, Clemson has a humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters and warm humid summers. Clemson does get a few inches of snow each year, but mostly it's dry with temperatures ranging between low 30s and low 50s. In winter, there are several public ice rinks open for you to practice your speed and spins, including one in beautiful Nantahala National Forest. The balmy weather of summer makes it ideal for a round of golf, or heading to the cool, refreshing waters of Lake Hartwell for swimming, canoeing, or a quiet day of fishing.

Flying squirrels and misty mountains in Clemson

Tucked away in the foothills of the misty Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson sits on the shores of glistening Lake Hartwell. A mere 30 minutes southwest of Greenville, Clemson is also around an hour away from the tree-covered summit of Sassafras Mountain, which becomes a kaleidoscope of color every fall. The miles of lakes and forest also give this region a wealth of animal and marine life. Lake Hartwell is home to myriad species of fish, including bream, trout, and walleye, while the lakeshore abounds with wood ducks, flying squirrels, and wild turkeys.