The Ashley River Road passes by three national historic landmarks -- Saint Andrew s Episcopal Church, Drayton Hall and Middleton Place -- as it traverses a National Register Historic District that traces the history of European and African settlement, commerce and industry from their colonial origins to the present.
Looming majestically beyond the low Piedmont hills, the Blue Ridge escarpment thrills the mountain lover s soul. The Cherokees called these heights the Great Blue Hills of God. Following an ancient Cherokee path, this beautiful two-lane road arcs through peach orchards and villages, past Cowpens National Battlefield and over Lake Keowee.
The Savannah River Scenic Byway affords scenic views, glimpses of life in the rural South and opportunities to experience southern hospitality. Whether receiving a casual lesson on barbecue traditions, fishing tips or stories about the state s role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, You ll feel welcome.