movie-worthy natural beauty

Travel to Calhoun County, South Carolina

Enjoy the beauty and pastoral region of our area which includes Low Falls Landing on the Northwestern end of Lake Marion. The scenic beauty of the lake and wildlife is spectacular here so bring a nice pair of binoculars and kayak to go paddling. Make sure that while you are in Calhoun County, visit the Calhoun County Museum and Cultural Center in St. Matthews for a glimpse into the region’s past.

From Native American settlement and the American Revolution, all the way to the present day, the museum offers a wonderful opportunity to view exhibits about this area. St. Matthews is also home to the Purple Martin Festival, held each spring. In an attempt to reduce the amount of pesky mosquitos in the town, residents began installing purple martin houses and so in 1973 the Purple Martin Festival began.