There are plenty of things to do around Lake Keowee. Enjoy water sports like fishing, boating, and swimming. Take a hike in the nearby Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area, go ziplining or play golf at one of the many nearby courses. Visit local vineyards, enjoy live music or take in the stunning scenery.
1. The Escape Quest: In the center of the city pf Seneca, there is a well-liked attraction that tests visitors’ capacity for problem-solving and critical thinking in the manner of a real-life detective. Anyone can unleash their inner Nancy Drew or Sherlock Holmes with The Escape Quest. Investigate each hint and riddle to solve the puzzles from one room to the next.
2 South Carolina Botanical gardens: A diversified 295 acres of natural landscapes, exhibit gardens, miles of streams, and nature walks make up the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The SCBG is a recognized display garden by the American Hosta Society. It contains a 70-acre arboretum, numerous specialized gardens, a wildflower meadow, and a butterfly garden. The Garden itself is open from sunrise to sunset, while the Gift Shop and Visitor’s Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week (except university holidays).
- Timber Ridge Axe Throwing: Ax tossing is a fun and unusual activity that will help you unleash your inner lumberjack! The staff will show you how to throw the axes safely, .and the visitors are also shielded from stray axes by barriers and other safety measures. Given that the facility also includes smaller throw axes for younger enthusiasts, even kids can participate in the fun of ax throwing. Families and friends who wish to enjoy the excitement of ax throwing frequently hang out at Timber Ridge Axe Throwing.
- Lunney Museum: On the National Register of Historic Places is the Lunney Museum. It is located inside William John Lunney’s home. The couple William and Lillian were among the first people to settle in Seneca. Several of Lunney’s original furnishings and fittings from the early 1900s are preserved in the museum. The museum also has a ton of well-preserved memorabilia, including exciting treasures like letters, postcards, and photos.
- Camping in south Cove Country Park: The 48-acre South Cove County Park sits between the Blue Ridge Mountains foothills and Lake Keowee’s pristine waters. The park offers 86 campsites, 46 of which offer breath-taking waterfront views of Lake Keowee. To add to a more comfortable camping experience, each campsite has access to electricity and running water.
- Putting at Oasis ranch: The 18-hole mini golf course is surrounded by clean koi ponds, a rejuvenating botanical garden, and fake waterfalls that cascade over stunning structures with fantasy-inspired architecture. You may unwind at the botanical gardens or take in the sights of the koi ponds after a strenuous round of mini golf. Koi fish are magnificent and colorful, and you will like seeing them. The best thing, though, is that you can also give them food.
- Blue ridge art center: See the creations of nearby Seneca artists in the city. These pieces represent a diverse spectrum of artistic movements, including contemporary, modern, and classical. The Blue Ridge Arts Center, a cultural institution, also offers workshops and exhibitions for aspiring and seasoned artists.
- Clemson University: Home of the Clemson Tigers, this popular and highly-rated state university can be hardly missed with its strong presence in the community. You will see tiger signs/colors everywhere. Clemson University is located in Upstate South Carolina on a 1,400-acre campus that borders the Experimental Forest on one side and Lake Hartwell on the other and boasts of a vibrant campus which can be felt as soon you as you set foot on the university grounds.
- M. Tannery & Sons: Seneca’s go-to store for new home furnishings and decor as well as for antiques and vintage items is The M. Tannery & Sons. with its rustic charm and neighborhood atmosphere, M. Tannery & Sons is the epitome of a traditional brick-and-mortar store in the United States. You are likely to lose track of time while browsing and learning history of each item which somehow seems a norm at this worth the visit store.
10. You can ride a horse through the trails at Whitewater Equestrian Center and take in the natural beauty from above. As they have a private tour guide who can describe the various sights and features of nature, many tourists appreciate taking a horseback trip across the area. When at or near Lake Keowee, consider signing up for a horseback riding trip if you have a kid who has always wanted to ride
11. Some great places to eat include: The Tiki Hut Lakeside grill – Island inspired menu and atmosphere; The Lighthouse restaurant – Restaurant with a lakeview. It has something for everyone; Pancho del lago- Great Mexican cuisine with wonderful atmosphere.; Keowee Brewing company: Great beer and food menu; Café 313 – serve delicious entrees with locally-sourced ingredients, cocktails, craft beers, locally roasted coffee, smoothies, freshly-squeezed juices, and more; Appelation wine- a great place to enjoy wine and small plates. They also serve beer; Sole Grill and sushi bar- Serving sushi and daily specials; Joe’s pizza- One of the popular pizza places in the area.
Lake Keowee offers an array of activities for all ages and interests. With water sports, hiking, golfing, vineyard tours, and live music, there’s something for everyone. Take advantage of the beautiful scenery and explore the surrounding area. Lake Keowee is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxing getaway.