As summer's warmth gives way to the crisp embrace of fall, the vibrant college town of Clemson, South Carolina, transforms into a picturesque haven of seasonal delights. Clemson offers an array of experiences that make it an ideal destination to celebrate the beauty of autumn. From scenic outdoor adventures to cozy gatherings, here's a guide to the best things to do during the fall season in Clemson.
Clemson's surroundings come alive with the stunning colors of fall foliage. If you are one of the lucky students attending Clemson University, you will see the majestic oaks and maples that line the streets of campus, creating a breathtaking backdrop during your walks to class. For more immersive natural beauty close to campus, embark on a hike through the trails of Larry W. Abernathy Waterfront Park or explore the enchanting South Carolina Botanical Garden.
Each September, Clemson comes alive with fall festivals that celebrate the community's spirit. Keep an eye out for events like the Clemson Festival of Arts, which often features live music, arts and crafts vendors, and local cuisine and spirits. Another wonderful opportunity to connect with the community is by attending the Clemson Farmers Market. There are so many wonderful local farmers in the Upstate and what better way to embrace the spirit of fall than buying fresh food from the harvest.
As temperatures cool, warm up in a local cafe like All In Coffee Shop, located on Earle Street. If you are a college student, this is a great place to hang out with friends or get in some studying while sipping a pumpkin spice latte. There are quite a few cafes and bakeries around Clemson to satisfy your tastebuds with seasonal favorites like apple pie, chicken noodle soup, and hearty turkey sandwiches.
As the fall season graces Clemson with its golden hues and cozy ambiance, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy its charms. Take a scenic drive though the countryside, where winding roads showcase the changing leaves. Stop for a short hike through the Clemson Experimental Forest and gaze at the majestic 30-ft waterfall known as Waldrop Stone Falls. Don’t forget to bring your camera and share your experience on our social pages!
From outdoor explorations to cultural festivities, Lake Hartwell Country embraces autumn's spirit with open arms. Plan your visit to Clemson this fall and relish the magic that this enchanting town has to offer.