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7 Things to Do While Visiting Palmetto Bluff

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Jul 27, 2022

A Local’s Guide: What to Do in Palmetto Bluff

A luxury community located in South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff is truly a hidden gem. Here, residents and visitors alike can partake in a variety of activities and take advantage of our upscale amenities. From spending time in nature to indulging in wellness pursuits, there is no shortage of things to do during your visit to the Bluff.

Continue reading to discover what to do in Palmetto Bluff during your stay.

1. Explore the Land

    Palmetto Bluff is situated upon a vast 20,000 acres of serene Lowcountry landscape. From lush maritime forests to golden marshlands, the natural environment of the Bluff is truly one-of-a-kind. Not to mention, our expansive trail system allows you to effortlessly discover the enormity of our property. Whether you choose to hop on a bike, hike on foot, or ride a horse, these nature trails will guide you through our parks and villages so you can fully take in the beautiful sights of Palmetto Bluff.

    2. Embark on a Fishing Adventure

      Palmetto Bluff is surrounded by numerous waterways, creeks, and rivers, and is only a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Due to its coastal location and abundance of waterways, it is an exceptional destination for all types of fishing. Whether you choose to stay local and throw a line into the May River, or venture offshore for a thrilling deep-sea adventure, there are countless opportunities to reel in a fresh catch during your visit to the Bluff.

      3. Enjoy Dinner With a View

        Here at Palmetto Bluff, we offer a variety of community restaurants with pristine views of our magnificent landscape. From casual eateries to fine dining venues, there is something for every taste. For those looking to enjoy a menu of fresh salads, Italian sandwiches, and pasta among picturesque views of the May River, be sure to visit Buffalo’s in Wilson Village. Or, plan a date night at River House and indulge in bespoke cocktails as well as masterfully prepared meat and seafood dishes as you gaze out over the river. With so many delicious dining destinations to visit, food lovers are sure to enjoy their time dining at the Bluff.

        4. Golf the May River Course

          Guests of the Montage Palmetto Bluff and Club Members are granted the exclusive opportunity to golf one of the finest courses in the state. The May River Golf Club is an 18-hole course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. This picturesque course borders the May River and winds through the maritime forest underneath ancient live oak trees. A challenging 7,171-yard course, the May River Golf Club awaits players of all skill levels. Following your round, be sure to check out the pro shop and grab a bite to eat at the May River Grille.

          5. Unwind at the Spa

            For those looking to engage in some rest and relaxation, be sure to visit the Spa Montage at Palmetto Bluff. A serene Lowcountry sanctuary, the spa is located along the tranquil waterways with beautiful views of the natural environment. Here, you can receive a variety of services and treatments in order to fully rejuvenate your mind and body. From massages and body treatments to facials and nail services, you’re sure to find a spa service that is right for you.

            Click here to view the full Menu of Services at Spa Montage at Palmetto Bluff.

            6. Grow Your Appreciation for Local Artwork

              Artwork from local artists is an integral part of the Palmetto Bluff experience. In fact, we even created the Arts Initiative with the aim to “inspire and enrich lives through art, in all its forms.” While you’re here, be sure to stop by the Flow Gallery + Worksop in Wilson Village. A physical showcase of our Artist in Residence Program, you can admire and appreciate a curated collection of local artwork. You can also purchase tickets to hands-on artists workshops, where you can develop a deeper understanding of the artist’s craft while creating your own unique masterpiece.

              7. Paddle Along the Marsh

                The May River and other winding waterways run through Palmetto Bluff, making water sports a part of residents’ everyday lifestyle. Grab a kayak or paddle board and head to the water and explore the rivers, lakes, and marshlands. And don’t forget to keep your eye out for the abundant wildlife that call these habitats home!

                Discover Palmetto Bluff: Plan Your Visit

                Ready to experience all Palmetto Bluff has to offer? We invite you to visit our luxury community to enjoy the splendor of the Lowcountry while taking in the beautiful scenes of the natural landscape. Whether you prefer embarking on adventures or relaxing under the sun, there is something for everyone at the Bluff.

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