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Things to do in Edisto River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Tucked away off a lonely road halfway between Savannah and Charleston, the Old Sheldon Church is one of the most hauntingly peaceful places in the Southeast. This beautiful old ruin is the remains of a church first built in 1757!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Zoo
“A great little zoo and the only one near Charleston. This up and coming local zoo has an array of wildlife including monkeys, camels, and a Siberian tiger as well as a host of local wildlife on display.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Just 30 minutes away, Edisto River Adventures will set you up for a great day on the river! You can rent kayaks, tubes, and stand-up paddleboards. They drop you up-river and you end back at their nice, sandy beach! You can even arrange for a cookout afterwards. Just call Earl and he'll help you figure out the right adventure for you!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Campground
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A unique place that has been visited by many famous people. It is a unique dining experience in what used to be a gas station!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Antique Shop
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“This restaurant was voted #1 in Travel and Leisure Magazine for comfort food according to Yelp reviewers! It is located in Yemassee and they offer Boot Camp Graduates a free meal! Well worth the scenic drive . Oh, we actually own it ;) Open just for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11-3pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Not widely publicized, this historic landmark hosts a plantation house circa 1828 with old rice fields and thousands of acres to explore in the ACE Basin. Beautiful grounds and wildlife can be found on this refuge and a must for anyone wanting to explore the quieter side of the south. Tip: Bring your camera. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“A really nice state park, most people start their floats or paddles from here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
Park
“Beidler Forest sits within the Four Holes Swamp, a 45,000-acre matrix of black water sloughs and lakes, shallow bottomland hardwoods, and deep bald cypress and tupelo gum flats. Four Holes Swamp is also a major tributary of the Edisto River, part of the Charleston area’s famous ACE basin. Over 17,000 of the swamp’s acres are owned by the National Audubon Society and make up what is known as the Francis Beidler Forest, which is less than an hour from Charleston and Columbia and located just north of I-26 outside the town of Harleyville, SC. It is easily accessed from either I-26 East or West, as well as I-95.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Another great spot to launch a kayak, canoe or small boat. About 15 miles upriver from our lodge. A full day paddle.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“BBQ Buffet with homemade recipes, banana pudding, sweet tea all for a low price. What more can you ask for!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“This is a restaurant in an old Train Depot and there is a fun museum connected to it:) Enjoy Southern food at its best in the small town of Branchville!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A unique place that has been visited by many famous people. It is a unique dining experience in what used to be a gas station!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“This restaurant was voted #1 in Travel and Leisure Magazine for comfort food according to Yelp reviewers! It is located in Yemassee and they offer Boot Camp Graduates a free meal! Well worth the scenic drive . Oh, we actually own it ;) Open just for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11-3pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“BBQ Buffet with homemade recipes, banana pudding, sweet tea all for a low price. What more can you ask for!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a restaurant in an old Train Depot and there is a fun museum connected to it:) Enjoy Southern food at its best in the small town of Branchville!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Snack Place
“Head to the churn for some ice cream! Great place to order at the window and enjoy your ice cream in the back on the picnic benches!”
  • 1 local recommends
BBQ Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Chinese Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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