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                                                                                                                                                                                          Kayaking in Mt. Pleasant at Shem Creek

                                                                                                                                                                                         R EC R E AT I O N                                                                          running columnists and publishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    photographs of smiling fishermen with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     their catches. There’s an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inclusive, any-

                                                                                                                                                                                         WATER, WATER                                                                                                           one-can-take-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               part tone to the
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                                                                                                                      Charleston’s                                      Dream            EVERYWHERE                                                                                                            ularly when the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              detailed sections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              about popular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             events such as
                                                                                                                      Oversized Suites. Overlooking The Market.                          LANDSCAPE INSPIRE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.
                                                                                                                                                                       per night                                                                                                                             the Cooper River
                                                                                                                                                                       Sun.-Thu.         BY SANDY LANG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bridge Run.
                                                                                                                                                                                                n a saltwater creek, a kayak glides   40 watercolors of bird species in their                                       “People visit

                                                                                                                       You’re steps from famed restaurants, King Street
                                                                                                                       boutiques antebellum mansions, and Waterfront                            near just-docked shrimp boats         natural habitats for his landmark             Charleston and live here to be outside, so
                                                                                                                       Park. Afterwards, relax in the largest one and two                       as pelicans fly in a loose lineup     folio, The Birds of America.                  we report on everything from bicycle
                                                                                                                       bedroom suites or deluxe kings in the historic                    overhead. With a gush of air and water,         The pull of the water is so palpable, it   commuting to SCUBA diving around old
                                                                                                                                                                                         a dolphin rises in an arc not 10 feet from   is a key reason that Outside magazine just    shipwrecks,” says David Quick, a
                                                                                                                       district. Includes luxury accomodations and a
                                                                                                                                                                                         the boat.                                    named Charleston one of 10 “New               marathon runner and triathlete who
                                                                                                                       Southern Breakfast Buffet for two.
                                                                                                                                                                                            This is the Lowcountry. And at its        American Dream Towns,” deeming it a           writes about quality of life topics for the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INSET: COURTESY AUDUBON
                                                                                                                                                                                         heart is Charleston, a peninsular city       “lively, subtropical magnet for young         newspaper.
                                                                                                                      toll free
                                                                                                                                                                                         surrounded by sea islands, marshes, and      creative types, families, and the water-         He notes that the range of outdoor
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                                                                                                                                                                                         curving rivers that gently mix with the      obsessed.”                                    activities is wide, with year-round events
                                                                                                                       to groups. Inquire about weekend rates.                           tides of the ocean.                             Even the city’s daily newspaper, The       and competitions in surfing, sailing,
                                                                                                                       Valid thru 10/26/05.
                                                                                                                                                                                            It’s here where 19th century naturalist   Post and Courier, gives a nod to outdoor      fishing, running, swimming and much
                                                                                                                             181 Church St.        John James Audubon painted more than         pursuits by employing outdoors and            more. The Lowcountry landscape also

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       offers plenty of options for peaceable and
       self-directed pursuits, from crabbing on

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       wooden docks, to hiking in pine and oak
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       dog parks.                                                                                                                                     House of the Year                                                                       Gas and Electric Lights

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         Here’s a look at some of what’s going                                                                                                 2005 Coastal Living Magazine
       on outdoors in Charleston.                                                                                                                Idea House, E. Beach, VA                                                                     Interior Designers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Homebuilders
          Every weekday morning on a popular
       Charleston rock station, local surf
       instructor Kai Dilling gives the surf
       report. “I’m an optimistic person … even                                                                                                  ■   Drive, stroll or bike over the
       if the waves are small I say, ‘Grab                                                                                                                                   J. Ravenel
                                                                                                                                                     towering new Arthur Ravenel Jr.
       your long board. It’s a great day to go                                                                                                       Bridge.
                                                                                                                                                     Jr. Bridge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Atlanta, GA
       surfing.’ ”                                                                                                                               ■   Have a look around the Old                                                                                                                    Booth 14-C-337
                                                     Surfing at Folly Beach
          Charleston is a great place to try the                                                                                                     Village of Mount Pleasant and                                                                                                                 The Gardens,AmericasMart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (right across from the cafe)
       sport, says Dilling, who grew up surfing     saltwater creeks and along the marsh for     sailing community. On an August week-               enjoy a drink or dinner at Shem
       on nearby Isle of Palms. He now shapes       species like redfish, Spanish mackeral       end each year, sailors navigate the                 Creek, where fishing and shrimp                                                                                                               Mt. Pleasant, SC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   917 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
       boards and teaches surfing to adults and     and jack crevalle. The Charleston Angler     challenging currents of the Bohicket                boats                                                                                                                                         843.881.4170
       children through his company, Sol            on Savannah Highway regularly offers         River between Seabrook Island and                   still dock.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Daniel Island, SC
       Surfers, offering camps for kids 8-15,       flyfishing lessons. Fishing rods can be      neighboring Wadmalaw Island.                    ■   Gaze at the enormous Angel Oak                                                                                                                162 Seven Farms Drive, Ste 300
       lessons, and clinics.                        rented at the 1,045 foot Edwin S. Taylor                                                         on Wadmalaw Island near the                                                                                                                   843.388.9193

          With water temperatures of 65-82          Fishing Pier on Folly Beach, where 2005      KAYAKING                                            intersection of Maybank Highway
       degrees from May to October, it’s            record-making catches include a spotted         Charleston’s oldest guide service is             and Bohicket Road. (This live oak
       possible to surf without a wetsuit for at    sea trout that weighed in at 5 lbs. 4 oz.    Coastal Expeditions, with a shop on                 is so big, entire ballet perfor-
       least half the year, and locals say that        Freshwater fishing opportunities are      Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant that                   mances have been performed
       most days waist-high waves can be found      plentiful in Berkeley County, an area        offers kayak tours and instruction. It              under its winding, outstretched
       on Folly Beach, 12 miles from downtown       legendary for its bass fishing. Serious      also offers passenger ferry rides to Bull           limbs.)
       Charleston. The six-mile long barrier        anglers will want to investigate the many    Island, a six-mile-long undeveloped             ■
                                                                                                                                                     Visit the Revolutionary and Civil
       island is surf-friendly, with board wax      fish camps that dot lakes Marion and         island established for the protection and           War forts and beautiful beaches at
       sold in most stores. Three surf shops,       Moultrie, where reservoir fisheries keep     preservation of endangered and threat-              Sullivan’s Island.
       including McKevlin’s, have been open         the action lively.                           ened species such as the wood stork (an         ■   Spend some time in Summerville,
       since the early 1960s. A stretch of Folly                                                 indigenous bird with a six-foot wingspan            where the town’s Victorian
       known as the “Washout” is the hottest        SAILING                                      and a curved beak) and the loggerhead               architecture will make you feel as
       surf spot in South Carolina and site of         “From here, the scenery is always         sea turtle. The protected island about 20           though you’ve stepped back in
       the popular Folly Beach Wahine Surf          moving,” says Captain John Borden, who       miles north of Charleston is part of a              time. Get a taste of the past at
       Classic, a women’s surf contest held         has sailed everything from catamarans in     coastal swath of South Carolina’s most              Guerin’s Pharmacy, the 130-year-
       annually in early spring.                    the Caribbean to a tall ship in Australia,   pristine wilderness, the 64,000-acre Cape           old local pharmacy where they still
                                                    and has been offering chartered              Romain National Wildlife Refuge.                    make malted milkshakes.
       FISHING                                      Charleston-area sails for more than             Even closer, and also accessible only
         For more than three decades, a family-     12 years. Through his company,               by boat, Capers Island State Heritage           Curious to know what it’s like inside
       run Thunderstar Gulfstream Fishing           Aquasafaris, guests can experience the       Preserve is an undeveloped island with          one of Charleston’s private historic
       Charters boat has left daily from Shem       wind and water with two-hour morning         a good beach for shelling, surf fishing,        homes? Reserve a spot on the annual
       Creek in Mount Pleasant. From March          or evening excursions on the Serena,         and birding. Barrier Island Eco-Tours           Fall Candlelight Tour of Homes and
       to mid-December, Captain Allen Leary         a 50-foot, 1966 sailing yacht. From          takes visitors there on naturalist-guided       Gardens, running from September 22
       takes up to 60 people out to the             the helm of the restored boat, Captain       tours in kayaks or via their fleet of small     to October 29. For ticket information,
       Gulf Stream for dawn-to-dusk fishing
       excursions on the 105-foot Thunderstar.
       The most frequent catches are grouper
                                                    John points out historic and natural
                                                    landmarks. Dolphins often ride the lift of
                                                    the sailboat’s draft.
                                                                                                 and large boats. On one of the tours
                                                                                                 offered by owners José Hernández and
                                                                                                 Shane Ziegler, guests learn to catch blue

       and vermillion snapper.                         Begun in 1890, the annual Rockville       crab—the old-fashioned way—with a
         There are also plenty of inshore           Regatta is a both a competition and          fishing line and a chicken neck, then
       opportunities: fishing in the Harbor,        a major social event for the Lowcountry      enjoy a crab boil on the beach.

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                                                                 and hundreds of acres of intact former      HORSEBACK RIDING                                                                      Ansonborough Inn                                 D.R. Horton of Charleston
                                                                 rice fields.                                   Also in Francis Marion National                                                    800/522-2073                                     843/284-5000
                                                                    Red wolves, an endangered species        Forest is M and M Farms, a stableyard                                                 See ad on page 110                               See ad on page 87
                                                                 that was bred on Bull Island for            where guests can take horseback riding                                                Blackbaud                                        Francis Marion Hotel
                                                                 18 years in a federal program that ended    lessons (western saddle) or join guided                                               800/443-9411                                     843/722-0600
                                                                 in 2005, can still be seen at the Sewee     trail rides. Bavarian-born Mike Ghanes                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See ad on page 78
                                                                 Visitor Center, 18 miles north of           keeps more than 20 horses for riders to                                                                                                See ad on page 84
                                                                 Charleston on U.S. Highway 17 North.        choose from.                                                                          Carolina Coastal Properties, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                   843/886-9444                                     Governor's House Inn
                                                                 Sewee is the main information center for                                                                                                800/720-9812
                                                                 both the Cape Romain National Wildlife      RUNNING AND BICYCLING                                                                 See ad on page 98 & 99                 
                                                                 Refuge and the adjacent Francis Marion                                                                                                                                             See ad on page 90
                                                                                                               There’s plenty of interest in running in                                            Carolina Lanterns
                                                                 National Forest, a 252,368-acre forest      the Lowcountry, spurred by the annual                                                 877/881-4173                                     Harbor City Real Estate Advisors
                                                                 that features long leaf and loblolly pine                                                                                                        Veronica Rivera, Realtor
                                                                                                             Cooper River Bridge Run 10K held each
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See ad on page 113                               843/532-0776
                                                                 forests, oak groves, swamps, and wildlife   spring. Races are held most weekends for

                                                                                                                                                           Whether your idea of an escape is                                              
                                                                 ranging from white-tailed deer to rare      fun, competition, and to raise money for                                              Carriage Properties, LLC                         See ad on page 110
                                                                                                                                                             meandering down a cobblestone         877/266-8005
                                                                 woodpeckers and wild boar.                  various charities. Local favorites include                                                                                             Hospitality Management Group Inc.
                      Wood Stork                                                                                                                            street on an evening Art Walk, or
                                                                    (Of note: Soaring osprey and eagles      the Charlie Post Classic 5K/15K in late                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                            peddling down a bike path to the       See ad on page 95
                      BIRDWATCHING, HIKING                       are common sights in the Lowcountry.        January and the Turkey Day 5K Run,                                                                                                     See ad on page 91
                                                                                                                                                           beach spotting wildlife on the way.     CFC Restaurant Group
                        On birdwatching hikes this year at the   The natural populations are enhanced by     a festive tradition on Thanksgiving                                                                        Inn at Middleton Place, The
                      Caw Caw Interpretive Center, guides        releases from the International Center      morning.                                      Whether your idea of indulgence is                             800/543-4774
                      and guests have seen or heard nearly 70    for Birds of Prey, begun 15 years ago         This fall, hundreds of cyclists will join      a day at the spa or dessert after                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   See ad page 83
                      species of birds per day. A Charleston     by Charleston native Jim Elliott. Located   the Charleston Cycle Fest, October 31-           every Lowcountry meal. Your          See ad on page 101
                      County park, Caw Caw is 20 miles           within the Francis Marion National          November 6. Rides will begin each day         opportunity to Indulge and Escape                                                        Legacy Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Charleston Cookie Company
                                                                 Forest, a companion education center is                                                                                                                                            See ad on page 110
                      south of Charleston on U.S. Highway 17                                                 on the Ashley River, including a ride over                  has arrived.              800/606-9001
                      South and includes trails, boardwalks,     scheduled to open to the public in 2006.)   the new Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge. ★                                                              Lowcountry Graduate Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See as on page 90                                843/953-GRAD(4723)
                                                                                                                                                              REGISTER FOR A                       Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina      
                                                                                                                                                             CHANCE TO WIN A                       843/856-0028
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See ad on page 108
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Middleton Place
                                                                                                                                                           FABULOUS CHARLESTON                     See ad on page 113
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Charleston International Airport       
                                                                                                                                                              AREA GETAWAY                         843/767-7000                                     See ad on page 83
                                                                                                                                                              Escape with a two night stay in                                                       Noisette Company, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See ad on page 109
                                                                                                                                                                 historic Charleston at the        Charleston Magazine                    
                                                                                                                                                            Renaissance Charleston Hotel. In       888/chas-mag                                     See ad on page 106 & 107
                                                                                                                                                           addition, the winner and a guest will   See ad on page 101                               Pam Harrington Exclusives
                                                                                                                                                            indulge in spa services courtesy of                                                     800/845-6966
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Charleston Regional Development Alliance
                                                                                                                                                            Honeydew Day Spa, admission to                                                
                                                                                                                                                                area attractions such as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See ad on page 114
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See ad on page 102
                                                                                                                                                                 Charleston Museum and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Charming Inns                                    Planters Inn
                                                                                                                                                           Magnolia Plantation, and of course,                                                      800/845-7082
                                                                                                                                                               meal after terrific meal in the     See ad on page 101                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See ad on page 101
                                                                                                                                                              Lowcountry's culinary capitol.       Citadel, The - Military College of S.C.
                                                                                                                                                                       To register, visit          843/225-3294                                     Roper St. Francis Healthcare
                                                                                                                                                   where you will      See ad on page 76                                See ad on page 105
                                                                                                                                                              also find complete sweepstakes       City of Folly Beach                              Trident Technical College -
                                                                                                                                                              details and rules. Also, for your    800/94-FOLLY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Culinary Institute of Charleston
                                                                                                                                                                     guide to visiting the         See ad on page 91                                877/349-7184
                                                                                                                                                                       Charleston area,                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                   City of North Charleston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    See ad on page 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                   See ad on page 96                                Vendue Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Doubletree Guest Suites Historic Charleston      843/577-7970
                                                                                                                                                                                                              See ad on page 109
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