Visit the Blue Ridge Mountains and you’ll find tranquility nestled in the valleys between North and South Carolina. The communities of Tryon, Saluda, Columbus, NC as well as Landrum, SC are inviting places for residents and visitors to experience local culture and explore artisan shops and restaurants. The timeless estates and equestrian farms of the foothills are an ideal place to settle for those seeking beautiful mountain views.
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Where the Foothills End and the Blue Ridge Begins.
Saluda, one of the communities on the county’s western border, has long enjoyed fame as a vacation area and place of retirement. Many of the Low Country people seek its pleasant summer climate as well as the sheer beauty of its mountain setting. Saluda is noted for its fine apple orchards which constitute the main source of farm income.
Saluda, NC is the home of:
- The Saluda Arts Festival
- The Home Town Christmas Celebration
- Coon Dog Day
- Historic Downtown Shops & Restaurants
- Zip lining and Green River Adventures
Did you hear about the Tryon International Equestrian Center? It is so exciting!
How did the Tryon area become nationally and even internationally known as a center for horse sports? It was no accident. Starting nearly 100 years ago, wealthy industrialists and sportsmen from the Midwest discovered Tryon and realized that its climate, rural character and scenic beauty made it a perfect seasonal center for the equestrian pursuits they enjoyed.
Tryon, NC is home off:
- Tryon International Equestrian Center
- Tryon Equine Hospital
- Tryon Fine Arts Center
- Pacolet Scenic Byway
Columbus is the county seat of Polk County:
Today Columbus has remained one of the areas smaller communities, and retained several interesting buildings from the past. The historic courthouse was finished in 1857 and is one of the oldest still in use buildings in North Carolina. The brick columned Board of Education building was one of our first schools. Both properties have park areas that are host to town festivals throughout the year.
Columbus, NC is home of:
- White Oak Mountain
- Concerts in the Park
- biggest Farmers Market in the Area
- House of Flags Museum
Landrum is nestled against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains:
Landrum’s mild climate and natural beauty attracts visitors of varying recreational interests. Golfing is available at many fine courses in the area, while boaters and water enthusiasts can enjoy Lake Bowen or Lake Lanier, both just minutes from downtown Landrum. Cycling, hiking, and horseback riding are also popular activities in the area.
Landrum, SC is home of:
- F.E.N.C.E. (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center)
- Annual Blockhouse Steeplechase
- Lake Bowen and Lake Lanier
- Palmetto Trail