Great Fall Hikes in the Upstate SC

Falls Creek FallsAs the temperature becomes cooler and the leaves begin to change into vibrant hues of red, purple and orange, fall paves the way in the Upstate and becomes an outdoor paradise. The wet summer has supplied waterfalls with plenty of water to cascade over rocks and rush along streams. And as thick tree canopies begins to shed their leaves, the mountain views become clearer and more expansive, making fall a great time in the Upstate to go hiking. Here are four area hikes where you can view fall colors in their entire splendor.

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BMW, the Ultimate Roadside Attraction in South Carolina

Most of us jump in our car and are just happy that it gets us from point A to point B, never giving any thought to its mechanics or how it was made.  But a visit to the BMW Zentrum Visitors Center and a tour of the BMW manufacturing facility in Greer will change that. Even non-car aficionados will enjoy watching the robots putting the cars together as they move down the assembly line, checking out the Z3 Roadster used in the James Bond movie, “Golden Eye” and  seeing the small Isetta cars that were manufactured in the 1940’s and 50’s post-war era. This article was published in the July/August 2012 edition of Foothills Spotlight Magazine.

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New Zip Line Adventure Park in North Carolina!

Nantahala Outdoor Center Announces New Zip Line Adventure Park (via PR Newswire)

WESSER, N.C., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies, announced plans to open its new Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park at the company’s 500-acre Nantahala River campus near Bryson City, NC. The new Nantahala Zip…