Lake Murray Country Resolution Round Up

November 29, 2023

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Heads up– 2024 is quickly approaching. Have you decided on your New Year’s resolutions? No worries, we’re here to help! Come alive in the Lake Murray Country region with a number of new, wholesome adventures to do throughout the year ahead. Whether you’re a local resident or planning a visit to Lake Murray Country, these activities can contribute to a happy and healthy new year while enjoying the great opportunities this area has to offer.


Read More:

Gain some literary knowledge by visiting Columbia bookstores, like All Good Books and The Book Dispensary. No matter your preferences, you’ll find something classic or new amongst the wide assortment of books.


Reduce Stress:

Spend a day on Lake Murray! Plan a day out on the water, enjoying activities like boating, fishing, or simply taking in the scenic beauty. Swim off the shore of the Lake Murray Dam Park Site (Lexington side), or take a guided fishing trip with one of the many friendly fishing guides in the region.


Learn Something New:

Take a clay pottery class at the Newberry Arts Center, home of the South Carolina Clay Conference, to explore your creative side, or try a cocktail-making class at SMOKED in downtown Columbia.


Spend Time with Family:

Attend a Columbia Fireflies baseball game at Segra Park, a lively place to cheer on the home team with your family and relish in the enthusiastic atmosphere of the sport. For a more involved excursion, plan a camping trip to Dreher Island State Park for an exciting family adventure. Whether you want to stay in one of the park’s existing cabins or pitch your own tent, you’ll find the perfect place to make memories with your loved ones.




Diversify Your Diet:

Visit the Good Life Cafe for some healthy and delicious dining options, offering omnivorous, vegetarian, and vegan menu items. For the ultimate culinary experience, attend Taste of Lake Murray 2024, an annual fundraising highlighting the regional flavors of the area and supporting the 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray. Purchase your tickets at the Lake Murray Visitor’s Center or online at TasteofLakeMurray.com

Listen to a Podcast:

Explore Lake Murray Country is a podcast built around one grand, meaningful, enriching invitation— “Come Alive!” Join us as we hear fun, uplifting and unique stories about living life to the fullest from Palmetto State locals who call Capital City/Lake Murray Country home. This is a great podcast to start listening to this new year, whether you’re planning a trip to the region or just looking to tap into something new. Check out our first three episodes!

Explore Nature:

Hike or bike along the Palmetto Trail, which spans beyond the beautiful Lake Murray Country region and across the entire Palmetto State. For a less extensive outing, stroll along the Cayce Riverwalk for a peaceful outdoor experience while overlooking the refreshing Congaree River.


Nourish yourself and make the most of your new year with more activities in the region by visiting LakeMurrayCountry.com, and check out the event calendar (there’s always something going on!), at LakeMurrayCountry.com/events. Stop by the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center in the historic Lorick Plantation House (2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia) to discover hidden gems and more trip ideas.