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New Year’s Resolution Round-Up

2024 is quickly approaching. Have you chosen your New Year’s resolutions? We're here to help!

Article by By: Kelly Hughes, Capital City/Lake Murray Country

Originally published in Lake Murray Lifestyle

Come Alive in Lake Murray Country with a number of new, wholesome adventures to do throughout the year ahead. Whether you're a local resident or planning a visit to Lake Murray Country, these activities can contribute to a happy and healthy new year.

Read More:

Gain some literary knowledge by visiting a local bookstore like All Good Books or The Book Dispensary. No matter your book preference, you’ll find something classic or new amongst the wide assortment of books.

Reduce Stress:

Spend a day on Lake Murray! Plan a day out on the water, enjoying activities like boating, fishing, or simply taking in the scenic beauty. Swim off the shore of the Lake Murray Dam Park Site (Lexington side), or have a guided fishing trip with one of the many friendly fishing guides in the region.

Learn Something New:

Take a clay pottery class at the Newberry Arts Center, home of the South Carolina Clay Conference, to explore your creative side, or try a cocktail making class at SMOKED in downtown Columbia.

Spend Time with Family:

Attend a Columbia Fireflies baseball game at Segra Park, a lively place to cheer on the home team with your family and relish in the enthusiastic atmosphere of the sport. For a more involved excursion, plan a camping trip to Dreher Island State Park for an exciting family adventure. Whether you want to stay in one of the park’s existing cabins or pitch your own tent, you’ll find the perfect place to make memories with your loved ones.

Diversify Your Diet:

Visit the Good Life Cafe for some healthy and delicious dining options, offering omnivorous, vegetarian, and vegan menu items. For the ultimate culinary experience, attend Taste of Lake Murray 2024, an annual event highlighting the regional flavors of the area. Purchase your tickets at the Lake Murray Visitor’s Center starting on November 16. 

Explore Nature:

Hike or bike along the Palmetto Trail, which spans beyond the beautiful Lake Murray Country region and across the entire Palmetto State. For a less extensive outing, stroll along the Cayce Riverwalk for a peaceful outdoor experience while overlooking the refreshing Congaree River.

Nourish yourself and make the most of your new year with more activities in the region by visiting, and check out the event calendar (there's always something going on!), visit Stop by the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center in the historic Lorick Plantation House (2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia) to discover hidden gems and more trip ideas.

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