Aiken is located along the route of the first long distance steam railroad in America. In 1833, the “Best Friend” made the 136 mile trip from Charleston to Hamburg, a thriving river port and trading center on the Savannah River near Augusta. In the beginning the train had to be…
Coker Spring was the water source for early settlers in the Aiken area. It was a stagecoach stop on route from Abbeville to Charleston, SC. It was deeded to the city of Aiken in 1844 by WM. Peronneau Finley. It was restored by many friends in 1972.
No tour of Aiken is complete without a trip down historic South Boundary Ave. with it's canopy of Live Oaks.
Enjoying a restful afternoon by the lake at Hopelands Gardens.
Aiken has many fountains around town, but this one on Newberry Street greets visitors coming from Aiken Community Playhouse or The Alley with wonderful nighttime display of light and water.
Downtown Aiken is a great place to visit whether for dining, shopping, or just walking around to enjoy the scenery like the Victorian fountain at the corner of Laurens and Park Avenue seen here with the Old Post Office in the background.
Fall is on the way and soon the leaves will be changing colors and weather will be getting cooler. To get in the mood for Fall, I pulled out this pumpkin patch from last year.