Scenes of fall in the upstate of South Carolina
Experience fall on a two-lane Scenic Highway 11 that takes you away from the bustle of I-85, and showcases a beautiful countryside.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 21:49
SOLID ORANGE: When fall rolls around in the upstate, the orange worn to support our football team is mirrored in the natural surroundings. (Photo: Chris Attaway)
The Upstate of South Carolina glows as the hot summer months give way to the bright, cool fall afternoons. The best way to experience fall in our corner of the state, is to take a lazy weekend drive on Scenic Highway 11. Just across the Georgia border into South Carolina, you can pick up Highway 11 at exit 1 off of Interstate 85. It offers a lovely two-lane detour through the hills and small rural towns of the upstate, and brings you back to I-85 115 miles later just before the North Carolina border.
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You can view the reds, oranges and yellows of the roadside trees from your car window, or you can get out and take a few side trips.
There are plenty of cascades to check out. They should have a steady flow, since it has been so wet in the past couple of weeks.
The rain has also allowed colorful mushrooms to push up through the fallen leaves.
Weave your way through a corn maze in a small town.
My favorite place off of Highway 11 to enjoy the fall colors is from Lake Jocassee.
Pumpkins gather on the roadside from nearby pumpkin patches.
Photo 1: Cathy Early
Photo 2: Chris Attaway
Photo 3: Laura Early
Photos 4, 5, 6: Cathy Early