3 Reasons to visit Poinsett Bridge in South Carolina

Photo: Debra Roinestad, Poinsett Bridge, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

If you are visiting South Carolina or live within the area make sure to visit the Poinsett Bridge. This is an amazing historical site that dates back to 1820 and is the oldest surviving bridge in the state.

Photo: Kurt Roinestad (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here are 3 reasons to visit the Poinsett Bridge.

Hiking
The Bridge is the centerpiece of 120-acre Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve. You can walk under the majestic 14-foot Gothic arch stone structure. Be sure to wear sturdy boots because there is a set of stone stairs with a partial railing as you walk down toward the bridge. The bridge was part of the State road that connected Charleston and Columbia with the North Carolina mountain communities. There is a beautiful stream of water, Little Gap Creek, with large rocks where you can stand and enjoy the architecture of the bridge and nature around you.

Stone stairs at Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Photo: Kurt Roinestad, Majestic Archway- Poinsett Bridge, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

History of Poinsett Bridge Traffic by Mann Batson

Mann Batson shares the history of Poinsett Bridge

Perfect for Photos
I have seen many people have photo shoots by the bridge. The rustic stone structure makes a lovely background for wedding pictures or any friends and family get-togethers. Also, it’s a popular destination for locals and visitors from out of town.

Photo: Debra Roinestad, Perfect for Photo shoots. Little Gap Creek, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Photo: Debra Roinestad, Moss covered rocks at Little Gap Creek (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Photo: Debra Roinestad, Beautiful Moss on Poinsett Bridge, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Lovely Sounds of the creek. Little Gap Creek Video by Dan The Mountain Man
Short Video about Poinsett Bridge by Dave Seminara
Photo: Kurt Roinestad, Panoramic of tree at Little Gap Creek, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Carolina Sweetshrub, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Ghost Stories
For the paranormal fans like myself, many stories of ghosts and paranormal activity have been reported in the area. Late at night, many have said that they see red, white, or green orbs floating around the area and some have heard voices from the bridge. Professional ghost hunters have reported EMF activity within the area.

Photo by: From Past To Future

Overall, A fun place to visit during the day and for the brave-hearted at night.

Address: 580 Callahan Mountain Rd, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Debra Roinestad, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Warm Wishes,
Debra Roinestad 🍃

Maps for Reference

➡️ Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve (click on the link below)

https://mapcarta.com/W308398725

➡️ Little Gap Creek (click on the link below)

https://mapcarta.com/21298368/Map

Deer Trail Camera Video March 2022

Trail Camera March 2022, Deer, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hello! Here are a few videos from the trail camera. The deer are adorable here in South Carolina. The Southern Appalachian deer have a very distinct look to them…love their cute eyes.
Enjoy!
Lots of Love,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Camera March 2022, Deer, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Trail Camera March 2022, Deer, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Trail Camera Raccoons

Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hey Friends,

The raccoons are back in town. Kurt and I set the trail cameras further in the back of our cabin. See the previous post. The trail for the raccoons is very narrow and we had to crawl under a large fallen tree. Glad we did that! The raccoons here are very shy and difficult to capture on video. Also, see the previous post from February of raccoon on the trail camera here. Enjoy!

Much Love,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Raccoons, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022


Trail Camera Turkeys -March 2022

(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hey Friends,

We have some neighbors…wild turkeys! These cuties have been stopping by our cabin for about two years. Did you know that turkeys fly up to 55 mph? Here are fun facts about turkeys, click here

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Wild Turkeys, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Wild Turkeys, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Wild Turkeys, Trail Camera, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Trail Camera Ravens

Raven, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Hello Friends!
Here are new videos from the trail cameras that we set up about a month ago. To read more about this adventure click here. We live near Raven Cliff Falls Trail …so we get many ravens stopping by.
If you are ever interested in visiting the area, here is a link to Raven Cliff Falls. To read more about ravens click on this link.
Enjoy! ❤️ 🌿
Warm Regards,
Debra Roinestad

Trail Camera, Ravens, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, March 2022
Trail Camera, Ravens and Squirrel, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, March 2022
Trail Camera, Ravens, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, March 2022