I visited Kings Mountain State park in mid-November 2020. I had driven to this park every summer while my boys were young. They’d spend a week there at Camp Cherokee, a time they looked forward to every year. At that time, I never wandered around the park. I was surprised at how much I had missed. Beyond the usual campsites, hiking trails, equestrian trails, it offers an 1800s replica farm which is both fun and educational. William McElwee, a Scottish immigrant had settled around the area with his family back in 1765 and set it up. Horses and a donkey roam an area of the farm today and living history demonstrations are held there in November. I enjoyed checking out the vestiges of the farm that include a cotton gin, a well, sorghum processing site etc.
Enjoy the photos and plan a Sunday drive to this lovely and educational South Carolina State park that connects two states and three parks through its Ridgeline trail.
Reference Kings Mountain State Park
1800s Replica Farm
Animals on the Farm
Interesting sites nearby
- Crowders Mountain State Park
- McDowell Nature Center
- Glencairn Garden
- Kings Mountain State Park
- Kings Mountain National Military Park