Located at the corner of Two Notch and Clemson Roads in Northeast Columbia, SC the Sandhill Research and Education facility is a 600 acre campus known mostly to locals as Clemson Extension. Just across the street from the Village at Sandhill, The Sandhill Research and Education Center looks like nothing more than a couple of large fields and a handful of trees from the road. Other than the Sparkleberry County Fair, held in the fields annually, and the weekly farmer's market the facility hosts on Tuesday afternoons in Spring and Summer, there isn't much to see just passing by. Occasionally a visitor flying kite or model planes.
For those curious enough to explore beyond the gates however, there's plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. There are lakes on site, members of the fish club are allowed to fish them, but anyone is allowed to enjoy their beauty. You may even catch a glimpse of the resident alligators that inhabit the waters. There is a children's play area on the back side of the campus, you just have to follow the signs once inside to find it. There is a lake house that hosts various functions throughout the year as well as trails to hike and explore all while enjoy the fresh air. And all throughout the grounds there are garden and various other experimental sites the facility uses for various studies and educational purposes.
The Sandhill Research and Education Center is located at 900 Clemson Road, Columbia 29229.
The Center is open daily from 8AM to 4:30PM and are free to the public.
For more information on the center, please visit their website: The Sandhill Research and Education Center.
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