It seems like we are just rolling off of a fun Memorial Day weekend, and we already have Independence Day staring us in the face. This holiday is one of my favorites, as lake living is hitting on all cylinders with warm weather, perfect water temperature, family vacations, great food, and of course, fireworks. As usual, the town of Hartwell kicks off the season early with fireworks at Big Oaks Recreation Area near the dam on June 29th. Smaller private shows will pop up all over the lake on July 4th through the 6th, but a few of my favorites are all on July 6th at Gumlog Creek on the south side of Tugaloo State Park, Bruce Creek in Martin and Chickasaw Point in Westminster. Be safe, and if you are visiting the area, make sure to save some time to let us help you find your spot on the lake.