is located on Interstate 95 about halfway between New York and Miami and is situated
between the historic port cities of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.
Our location makes us an ideal home base for day visits to some of the most desirable
tourist destinations in the southeastern US. We are about 30 miles from the ante-bellum
homes and oak lined streets of historic Beaufort, 30 miles from the internationally
famous Hilton Head Island Resort with its beautiful beaches and world class golf
courses, and about 30 miles from Savannah with its historic squares and the biggest
St. Patrick's Day parade outside of New York City.
a day of activities in these busy tourist destinations, you can return to the
unhurried atmosphere of our town to enjoy a stroll down our newly redeveloped
Main Street, picnic in one of our parks, enjoy our playgrounds or just sit and
relax over a good meal in our restaurants where home-cooking is a fact not an
the other hand, maybe you want to take a break from all the frantic rushing around
and just have a real vacation day. It's all right to get up late, enjoy a leisurely
breakfast, then take a stroll down the Blue Heron Nature Trail. Enjoy the Butterfly
Garden, see and learn about the area's native plants, watch for Bald Eagles or
Blue Herons and experience the Lowcountry wetlands with its unique flora and fauna.
The trail allows full access to the handicapped, provides a comfortable walking
surface, and several observation decks from which a variety of native animal species
may be observed. Benches and swings along the way allow for rest stops and opportunities
to quietly enjoy some of the beauty that has made the Lowcountry famous. From
the nature trail you can follow the Ridgeland Trail which will take you through
the most interesting parts of town. It is well marked but should you get lost
just ask one of our friendly townspeople. They'll get you back on the right track.
those who are more ambitious, we offer our free tennis courts at Harold Turpin
Park. Our nine hole golf course is a short ride away and you can play without
a reservation and for half the cost you would pay elsewhere. For the younger set,
there is a fully equipped playground, including swings, slides and spray pool.
For lunch, fire up one of the grills in the park and enjoy a cookout. Our picnic
shelter provides shade from the sun while you can still watch the kids on the