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Summer Activities to Check Off Your List Before the Fall

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Sep 01, 2023

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10 Activities You Have to Cross Off Your Summer Bucket List

While the days are long and the sun hangs high in the sky, summer offers a golden opportunity to create lasting memories and partake in a variety of thrilling activities. Before the cooler breeze of fall sweeps in, it’s time to seize the moment and make the most of your summer bucket list. If you find yourself in the charming locale of Palmetto Bluff, you are in for a treat. This idyllic community provides an array of exciting adventures for every season, but especially in summer. Get ready to explore the top ten summer activities that you simply can’t miss while at the Bluff.

1. Kayaking on the May River

One of the best ways to experience Palmetto Bluff is by kayaking on the serene May River. Paddle through the calm waters, taking in the lush landscapes and the rich biodiversity that thrives along the riverbanks. This activity offers a peaceful and immersive way to connect with nature and explore the area’s unique ecosystem.

2. Picnic at Moreland Landing

Your summer bucket list would be incomplete without a picnic! Gather your favorite snacks, go up to the Treehouses, and indulge in a delightful picnic at Moreland Landing. With its picturesque views and tranquil ambiance, this spot provides the perfect backdrop for a laidback afternoon.

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3. Nature Trails Exploration

Palmetto Bluff boasts an extensive network of nature trails that wind through forests, marshes, and fields. Lace up your shoes and set off on an adventure along these meandering trails. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the outdoors, listen to the melodies of birds, and perhaps even catch glimpses of local wildlife. From easy strolls to more challenging treks, there’s a trail suitable for every level of outdoor enthusiast.

4. Golfing at the May River Golf Course

For those who love a good game of golf, the May River Golf Course offers a championship-level experience amidst pristine surroundings. This private Jack Nicklaus signature course is exclusively available to Palmetto Bluff Club members and Montage Palmetto Bluff guests. Tee off on this Jack Nicklaus signature course, which combines challenging holes with breathtaking views of the Lowcountry landscape. Playing a round of golf here is a true testament to the beauty of blending outdoor recreation with natural splendor.

5. Horseback Riding at Dusk

Embrace the enchanting beauty of Palmetto Bluff in a unique way by embarking on a horseback riding adventure at Longfield Stables. As the sun descends, saddle up and leisurely explore the landscapes. The warm hues of the fading light add a touch of magic to your ride, creating an unforgettable experience for riders of all skill levels. Share this experience with loved ones and let the rhythmic clip-clop of hooves settle your mind and soul.

6. Relaxation by the Pool

Of course, a summer bucket list wouldn’t be complete without some serious relaxation. Palmetto Bluff boasts many pools including The Lodge in River Road, the Canoe Club and Moreland family and children’s pools (available to members only), Montage Palmetto Bluff family and spa fitness pools, and the River House pool. Head to Palmetto Bluff’s pools, where you can bask in the sun’s warmth, take refreshing dips, and sip on refreshing beverages. This is the ultimate way to unwind and recharge while soaking up a luxurious atmosphere.

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7. Water Sports Extravaganza

From paddleboarding to tubing and skiing to kayaking, Palmetto Bluff offers an array of water sports to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Exploration is made easy with Outside Palmetto Bluff as they provides a range of guided water experiences and rentals! On the waters of Palmetto Bluff, the opportunities for fun and excitement are endless.

8. Explore the Bluff by Bike

Rent a bicycle and set out to explore the enchanting Palmetto Bluff landscapes at your own pace. Pedal through charming streets, over wooden bridges, or along the riverbanks. Biking provides a unique perspective, allowing you to appreciate the intricate details of this stunning setting.

9. Dining Al Fresco

Elevate your dining experience by savoring a meal outdoors. Palmetto Bluff offers a variety of dining options where you can relish delicious cuisine while fully immersed in nature’s beauty. 

Specifically, Buffalos’ new expansive patio and screened-in porch provide you with an exceptional dining setting that seamlessly blends with the surrounding natural splendor. The recent expansion features a covered outdoor dining terrace and an open area that showcases some of the most stunning views in the Lowcountry including the May River on Boat House Street. From upscale restaurants to casual eateries, there’s no shortage of delectable dishes to enjoy under the open sky.

10. Fire Pit Gatherings

As the sun dips below the horizon, gather around a cozy fire pit with friends and family. Share stories, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the camaraderie of a classic summer pastime. The warmth of the fire, complimentary s’mores, and the company of friends and family create unforgettable moments that capture the summer season perfectly.

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Enjoy the Rest of Summer at the Bluff 

Palmetto Bluff is the perfect place for creating a memorable summer experience. With its combination of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and luxurious amenities, the Bluff has something for everyone. So, before the fall breeze sweeps in, make the most of your summer at Palmetto Bluff and cross off these must-do summer adventures from your list. If you’re already looking forward to the next season at the Bluff, be sure to contact us for a calendar of events. Simply click the button below! 

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