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With more than a decade of experience beginning in the Lake Hartwell real estate market, SpotOnTheLake.com has evolved into the best lake-specific web site that allows you to compare lakes and find available lake properties in upstate Georgia and South Carolina.   This region is sought after for its pristine lakes in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and for its four season climate with mild winters.  All of our featured lakes offer opportunities for sailing, power boating, water sports and fishing.  Residents in the nearby cities of Atlanta, Greenville and Asheville have been quietly selecting properties in this area for their vacation homes, but more and more, people from around the country are seeking and finding all this region has to offer.  Please explore our site and contact us to set up a time to find your spot on the lake.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Lake Hartwell Real Estate News

Slippery Slopes

December snow events at Lake Hartwell are a rare occurrence, but when they happen, they sure can be pretty.  Last week, we were mostly spared from the pains that usually go along with frozen precipitation in Georgia (slippery roads and power outages) due to the milder temperatures.  Sitting beside the fire with a coffee overlooking the snow and the lake is one of my favorite ways to pass the time.  Come let us help you find your spot on the lake.

All About That Bass

After securing the National Bassmaster's Tournament and two other tournaments for 2018, Lake Hartwell just reeled in the fourth major tournament for next year.  The Ram Trucks American Fishing Tour will be casting off from the Green Pond Recreation Area in February and in October.  Jason Burroughs has made a strong showing at past events and would be one of the anglers to keep an eye on in the point standings.  Come test your own fishing skills at Lake Hartwell and save some time to let us help you find your spot on the lake.

Who Cut The Cheese

This week, I had the opportunity to visit some acreage north of Lake Hartwell in Walhalla with prospective buyers.  I learned that this area has some fascinating history.  In the 1850's, the Blue Ridge Railway proposed a connecting route from Anderson, SC to Knoxville, TN going through the Blue Ridge Mountains.  One of the tunnels was to pass through Stumphouse Mountain.  After excavating about 1/3 of the 5800' tunnel at a cost of over a million dollars, construction was halted.  The partial tunnel remained unused until nearly a century later when Clemson University found that the constant 50 degree temperature was perfect for curing blue cheese, and Clemson's Stumphouse Blue Cheese  was born. Operations have now moved on campus, but the cheese is still highly regarded.  Now the Stumphouse Tunnel is a state park and with the Issaqueena Falls practically adjacent, it makes a great destination for a day trip.  If you can't make it up, click here for a short video tour of the tunnel.

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