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Step Into Spring with Lake Hartwell Country

Spring is in the air and what a beautiful season it is! The tulips are blooming, baseball is back, and weekend events are in full swing. This month, we have curated a list of things to do outdoors, for yourself, or just a few fun things to add to your day; starting with reading a book!

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate your favorite poets than by visiting your local library? Classics like Robert Frost, Shel Silverstein, and Mary Oliver, line the walls of Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson County Libraries. Your local library is your community hub; connecting people to each other and connecting you to information. It’s so important to support our libraries, and there’s no better way to do that than by grabbing your library card and checking out a great book.

Another way to Bee inspired this season is by checking out Bee Well Honey in Pickens! Book a “Bee to Bottle” Tour with the owner, Kerry Owen, as he guides you through the fascinating journey of beekeeping and honey harvesting. Afterward, shop the store and purchase local honey and accessories for the whole family.

If you are making your way through Historic Pendleton, come out to experience the 46th Annual Spring Jubilee, on April 1st and 2nd. Over 80 artists will be there to showcase and sell their work, and multiple food vendors and local non-profits will be there too. It’s the perfect time to grab your friends and enjoy local art while eating a bag of kettle corn and listening to a great band. To us, it’s the kickoff to a fantastic spring season!

Last, but not least, Earth Day is April 22nd, and we encourage all our readers to get outside and do something to benefit our tri-county area. You can go to a local park and pick up trash or volunteer down at the marina to gather waste from our lakes. Buy a pack of seeds and sprinkle wildflowers that will support bees and butterflies or get the family together and plant a tree!

We hope you’ll feel inspired this season to get outdoors and explore Lake Hartwell Country. From Main Street to the mountains, there are plenty of things to do and places to see with the warmer weather upon us. If you need help building your itinerary, visit our website at for more information.

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