Your trip to Florence isn’t complete without visiting Woods Bay State Natural Area – 1,500 acres of cypress-tupelo swamp in Olanta. Woods Bay gives visitors an up-close look at one of the last remaining Carolina bays on the Atlantic Coastal Plain that remains wet year-round.

Guests can enjoy canoeing, hiking, fishing, photography, and birding.

While in Olanta (population 613), stop by M & M Farms & Flowers on Turbeville Highway for fresh produce year-round. Their products include cucumbers, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, watermelons, peanuts, and beets. For more information, call (843) 659-8897.