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Walks in the Woods

June 3, 2018 OLD HOME PLACE 1-2 miles and 2-3 hours of easy to moderate walking with multiple paths available. Mark and Betsy will give walkers a glimpse of life in the 19th century at the Dart-McCutchen property off Holbert Cove road. Walkers will enjoy seeing an old homestead, fields, streams and a water cascade. Stories from the past abound. This walk requires specific permission and is not generally open to the public.

Note: Walkers, as per tradition there is no walk scheduled for June 17th, which is Father's Day...Enjoy.

July 1, 2018 MISSING 40 1 mile loop of moderate walking 1-2 hours. Water shoes recommended. The trailhead is located on Pearson Falls Road just above the new concrete bridge over the North Pacolet River. The trail is well blazed, kid and pet friendly, and has several easy water crossings.

Walkers meet 2pm at the parking lot of the Saluda Library. A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora, and fauna of the area as they lead each walk.

Prepare for each walk with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack. Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide. Many of these hikes will access private property.

For more information click here or contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364. Or

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Twin Lakes Swim Lessons

Back by Popular Demand: Swimming Lessons at Twin Lakes.

Don't delay, spaces are filling up.

Brian Lilburn will again be teaching swimming lessons at Twin Lakes starting on Monday June 25th through Friday August 3rd. If you are interested please contact Brian at:

and give name, home and cell phone numbers, address, email address, name and age of child with their level of swimming experience. The lessons and the classes are everyday M-F for the children who do not know how to swim and the children who do, will come 2 or 3 days a week. That way the number of children who can get lessons will be maximized and will make sure the ones who need it most, will really benefit.

Brian can be reached at 864-569-9408.


Step Back in History

Pearlie Mae Suber Harris was reared in Saluda during the1940s and 50s while her father pastored St. Matthews Church.

She and her brothers worked in the Saluda Community to help the family and went to schools in Saluda and Hendersonville. She went on to undergraduate school and earned her Masters degree in Education from Furman. She taught children for 37 years in the Greenville County Schools. After retiring, Pearlie wanted to find a way to help her community and starting volunteering at the St. Francis Health System in Greenville. In 2009, she became the first African-American and the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors. The Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health in Greenville is named in her honor.

The Historic Saluda Committee in co-ordination with the Saluda Community Land Trust is honored to have Pearlie Mae speak to us on Saturday June 9th at 10:00 at the Saluda Center.

During this Step Back in History, free program, Mrs. Harris will recount her growing up in Saluda. Please join us.

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Open Swim at Twin Lakes

Slide into Summer

Starting June 13th, Twin Lakes will sponsor Wednesdays that are open to the public. Come picnic, hike, splash, swim and enjoy this great community resource. A volunteer will greet you and answer any questions. Be aware there is no life guard on duty and all swim at their own risk. Adults must remain with their children. Hours are from 11-4 each Wednesday from mid June through August 15th. Donations toward the up keep of Twin Lakes are greatly appreciated.

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Twin Lakes Reservations

Twin Lakes is Resplendent in its Spring Green.

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Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes which is perfect venue for birthdays, weddings, family reunions and other special events. Please access availability of your desired dates though the SCLT web site and go to the Twin Lakes calendar.


Consider Judd's Peak and Twin Lakes

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.


SCLT Monthly Board Meeting

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, this month June 6th at 3:00 pm at our office in the Saluda Presbyterian Church fellowship building and find out more about our on-going projects and how you can get involved.

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Saluda Community Land Trust. Bookmark the link and help support SCLT every time you shop.

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.

Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

SCLT greatly appreciates the help from Polk County Community Foundation for the operating expenses for the year 2017.


SCLT’s work has been made possible through the generous support of private donors, members, the Polk County Community Foundation, and the Bradley Fund. SCLT's 2017 operating expenses are paid for by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.