James Island SC

I don’t usually feature the campgrounds where we stay, but James Island County Park is something to write home about! Miles of hiking/biking trails, lakes and grasslands make this a beautiful place to be, even without the added attraction of downtown Charleston just a few miles away.

Fishing pier

Model boat racing

Radio controlled sailboats

 

Lighted archway
We got here too late for the Christmas light show, one of the top five in the country, with 750 displays and two million bulbs that are changed every year.

We’ve been hesitant to visit plantations in our travels – the whole concept is just too depressing. But we saw a flyer for McLeod Plantation Historic Site, a place that tells the story of the Gullah/Geechee people as they made the transition from slavery to freedom. Since we’ll be visiting several Gullah/Geechee sites along the corridor that runs along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia, we thought this would be a good place to start. We were not disappointed!

Witness Tree
THE WITNESS TREE:  We’d love to hear the stories this tree could tell about the people who lived here. Just five miles from Fort Sumter, this tree could hear the 1st cannon shots on April 12, 1861.

 

Slave cabins
THE SLAVE CABINS: A man born on McLeod plantation, a descendant of slaves that worked this land, lived in this cabin until 1990 when the land was given to the county by the last surviving member of the McLeod family.

 

4 thoughts on “James Island SC

  1. The marshes along the SC and Georgia coasts are really beautiful. If you are headed south, check out the ruins of SHELDON, church of Prince Williams Parish outside of Beaufort, just off Route 17 (as I remember).

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  2. Please change my email address to molly.march@gmail.com Molly 4899 Pine Drive Spring Grove, PA717-887-7299 

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