General Interest Blog Posts

The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration

January 30th, 2018

Taking place throughout the entire month of February, The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. GullahCelebration.com offers a synopsis of this event in the description below. Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration programming includes a variety of events designed to attract local… Read More…

Trout Extravaganza

January 20th, 2018

While fishing on Hilton Head Island this past December, it was an awesome trout season, which promises a great January—perhaps the best in years. In early spring, we had tons of small trout, and apparently they have been eating well. Most of the fish are running a couple of pounds and up, with some really… Read More…

Up Close with Louise Miller Cohen and the Gullah Heritage

January 15th, 2018

Established in 2003, the roots of The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island extend back through the generations who farmed the fertile soil of the Lowcountry—all the way to West Africa. The direct descendants of African-Americans once enslaved on Southern cotton and rice plantations, the Gullah people lived in relative isolation for hundreds of years on… Read More…

Pickleball Is On The RISE!

December 26th, 2017

Visitors to Hilton Head Island enjoy trying their hand at this fun sport. During the first week of November, the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center hosted the only pickleball program offered by the Road Scholar program. The Road Scholar program is an internationally recognized and acclaimed not-for-profit organization (formerly known as Elderhostel) whose mission is to… Read More…

Reeling in the Perfect Present

December 20th, 2017

Long ago figured out that the best gift I’ve ever received is the time and effort of those who introduced me to fishing. The first, to the best of my recollection, was a tiny Japanese lady by the name of Jeannie. Being a Navy brat, I grew up on military bases and Jeannie had married… Read More…

Fall Fishing

November 20th, 2017

One of my favorite books—”My Health is Better in November” by Havilah Babcock, poet laureate of South Carolina—always comes to mind this time of year. Havilah’s love for the wonderful abundance of fall fishing and hunting opportunities here in the Lowcountry is reflected in many of his books. On Hilton Head Island and in the… Read More…

Fall Pickleball Fun!

October 27th, 2017

We look forward to fall every year and to the return of couples and couples’ groups to the Island to play pickleball. In September and October, Palmetto Dunes experienced a tremendous increase in participation in both pickleball clinics and round robins. All eight dedicated courts were jammed in the morning hours with pickleball players, many… Read More…

The Strike of the Speckled Seatrout

October 20th, 2017

Armed with a set of fangs that would make any snake or vampire jealous, a voracious appetite and an explosive strike, the speckled seatrout ranks in the top three inshore game fish, along with flounder and red drum. Often attacking prey their own size, the strike of the seatrout is hard to beat. One nice… Read More…

Battling Big Bull Reds

October 5th, 2017

Better weather, thinner crowds and bull redfish swarming inshore waters are all reasons to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Lowcountry. The 20- to 50-pound bulls are here or offshore all year but, during this season, they come close in big numbers with catches of 20 or more fish in a trip not at… Read More…

The “Big Dogs” of Summer

August 15th, 2017

The dog days of summer are here and August is a great month to catch what I call the “Big Dogs.” This trio of tackle-busters, all available near or inshore, offers anglers big game thrills. Two of these fish, the tarpon and the blacktip shark, often weigh over 100 pounds and put on awesome aerial… Read More…