While much of the country is starting to feel the first few days of brisk mornings and cooler nights and slowly preparing for their front lawns to turn shades of yellow, red and orange, here in the Lowcountry, our front porch swings are still rocking and our sandy beaches still ripe for exploration. Come welcome fall in Beaufort with any one of these autumn adventures.
Here in Beaufort, we’re in full shrimp swing. Our boats are busy bringing in the best of the Atlantic to be served fresh at our waterfront restaurants and ready to pick up and cook yourself at our local markets. Want to leave it up to the pros? Join us Oct. 6 – 7 for the biggest shrimp festival in the southeast, where you’ll be treated to some of the finest shrimp dishes in the Lowcountry.
Missed National Sweet Tea Day in August? No worries here because in the South, sweet tea goes with every meal, any season. Stop by Scout Market, located downtown on Bay Street, for a twist on a classic: their famous Sweet Tea Float. Made with fruit sorbet in lieu of ice cream, you’ll forget your saying goodbye to summer.
Explore 10 miles of Spanish Moss-lined trail by bike or foot, stopping to experience coastal wildlife and beautiful water and marsh views. Or, carve out a bit more time and make plans to fish on any one of the trail’s trestles.
If you’re looking to make a memory the kids won’t soon forget, grab a net and head to the beach – or the closest dock – in search of blue crabs. The fall is peak season for Atlantic Blue Crabs to fill Beaufort waterways, making catching crabs easier than you might think. Plus, you can make it an all day and night activity by cooking up your catch at dinnertime.