Nestled in the Foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Seneca is home to residential and commercial properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dubbed “The City of Opportunity” at its founding, Seneca still claims its title. With the cool waters of pristine Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Hartwell nearby, the area offers many recreational opportunities.
Native foliage including mountain laurel, dogwood, rhododendron, wild azalea, and the rare Oconee Bell (Oconee County’s official flower), flourish on the hillsides and in the lush river valleys. Magnificent waterfalls and abundant wildlife make hiking the many mountain trails or casting for trout in wild mountain streams a wonderful experience. Fishing the lake waters, visiting the state and county parks or canoeing and kayaking on the scenic Chattooga River are great recreational adventures year round. Favorably positioned between Atlanta, Georgia, and Greenville, South Carolina, just minutes away from Clemson University, Seneca and Oconee County have gained national acclaim for its natural beauty, quaint towns, antique shopping and as a favorite destination for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
The Bell Gallery is an ideal place for you to begin your exploration of South Carolina’s Golden Corner.
Other sites in Seneca you may wish to visit include the Lunney House Museum, Blue Ridge Arts Council, the Historic Ballenger House and Ram Cat Alley.