Cool Down in the Lowcountry
As hard as it is to say goodbye to summer days on the beach, fall in the Lowcountry brings cooler temperatures while still allowing for a variety of activities on or near the water – boating, fishing, and paddleboarding to name a few. The average high temperature in the fall goes from the 70s in September to 60s in November before settling in the low 60s for winter. Fall days in the Lowcountry are marked by the perfect combination of brisk air and sunshine – the perfect conditions for enjoying a round of golf, a sunset dinner cruise, or an at-home oyster roast!
Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors. Luckily, the Lowcountry boasts a variety of scenic nature trails. Whether you’re in Palmetto Bluff, Oldfield, Belfair, Berkeley Hall, or Colleton River, you’ll find access points that connect you directly with nature in every community. Walk alongside marshes, around ponds, and under canopies of historic oak trees for miles upon miles. If walking isn’t your speed, many paths throughout Bluffton, Palmetto Bluff, and Hilton Head are also bike-friendly. Not only that, but you’ll find bike groups that meet up weekly and enjoy biking in fellowship.
Get Out on the Water
Just because beach season is over doesn’t mean you can’t spend time on the water! Community docks are available in most neighborhoods that provide direct access to surrounding bodies of water. Enjoy a boat ride with friends and family to watch dolphins at sunset, or spend some time fishing for your own catch of the day. Kayaks and paddleboards are available for rent through numerous companies and clubs.
Stay Active with Racquet Sports and Golf
Sports like tennis and pickleball thrive in the Lowcountry during the fall. Racquet sports lovers will not be disappointed with their options in the area; each community has their own clubhouse with courts, as does the Montage at Palmetto Bluff. Whether you’re looking for lessons from a professional, clubs to join with friends, or a few hours of play, there’s no shortage of opportunity for these activities.
The Bluffton, SC area is also home to luxurious private golf communities, each with their own unique course and experience. These courses were designed by world-renowned planners like Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Pete Dye. The fall is a splendid time to hit the links for a challenge, time with friends, and amazing Lowcountry views.
Shop Local Finds
Shopping is another favorite activity in the Lowcountry. You’ll find local artists’ work along with boutique wear and keepsakes everywhere from Palmetto Bluff to downtown Bluffton. Hilton Head Island is a go-to when it comes to shopping ‘til you drop, complete with multiple shopping malls and outlets. It’s safe to say you won’t leave the Lowcountry empty-handed!
Attend a Special Event
Fall is the perfect time to check out the area’s plethora of special events, from oyster roasts to 5k races. One fall 2023 Lowcountry event you won’t want to miss is the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival, held October 15-23. Consisting of an art show of over 100 artists, delicious local food, and featured entertainment, the Street Fest on Saturday and Sunday is a must-do.
Stick Around, Year Round
If you’ve never experienced a Lowcountry fall, you’re in for a treat. The charm of the area is emphasized by the magic of the season, marked by peaceful days and cozy nights around the firepit. If you’re anything like us, the Lowcountry just might be the kind of place you’d like to call home year round. Ready to find your Lowcountry haven? You can reach us by calling 843-757-7712 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.