If you’ve never spent a day exploring Pickens, SC, you should add it to your bucket list. Pickens County is home to some of the most naturally beautiful locations in South Carolina, including Table Rock and Lake Jocassee. You can also find excellent shopping at the Market at the Mill and local antique shops. There is just so much to do in Pickens, SC! We went on a search for fun in this beautiful area of the Upstate and came back with a long list of things to do on a day trip to Pickens, SC any time of year.
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Are you looking for a not-too-far-away place to escape to this week with your kids? Possibly a place or two where they can run free and explore without a care in the world (well almost). One of the things that are incredible about the Upstate, is that there’s always something new to discover. Just when we think we’ve covered everything there is to do locally, we discover more.
There are so many unique things to do in Pickens, SC, so I decided to split this up into a seasonal guide. Most of the outdoor activities that don’t include getting in the water can be done at any time of year, weather permitting.
A Summer Day In Pickens, SC
One of the best times of day to enjoy the state parks in Summer is in the morning (fewer crowds for the win!). So head out early and grab breakfast at You Drive Me Glazy. You can get a dozen mini cake donuts with custom toppings to take on your adventure. Then choose one or more of the following places to cool off in the summer sun. Pickens County has so much natural beauty, you can fill an entire day with outdoor fun!
Other Popular Places For Summer Fun In Pickens, South Carolina
“Fall” In Love With Pickens, SC
Once the weather cools off a bit, and doing things outside is a little more hospitable, Pickens has plenty of trails and other things to explore
The playground at the Pickens end of the Doodle Trail is so much fun!!! We Even took my daughter before she could walk since there’s a structure for babies. Plenty of fun for babies, toddlers, and big kids.
Other Popular Places For Fall Fun In Pickens, South Carolina
Things To See During The Winter In Pickens, SC
Spring Time Fun In Pickens, SC
Other Popular Things To Do During Springtime In Pickens, South Carolina
Places To Eat In Pickens, SC
Shopping in Pickens, SC
Pickens, SC is loaded with antique shops and refurbished mill spaces that have transformed into the ultimate shopping experience. If you are heading to Pickens, SC, then add these local places to shop to your day trip list!
Looking for something fun indoors during your day trip? Check out our Indoor Things to Do guide for Pickens County!
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