JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: 52 Saturdays - Week 18 - Sandhill Research and Education Center

52 Saturdays - Week 18 - Sandhill Research and Education Center

Sandhill Research and Education Center  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.



Sandhill Research and Education CenterFor 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.


52 Saturdays is a series of blogs written by JL Boney, about sights, points of interest, and things to do  throughout the Greater Columbia, SC Area. It is meant to inspire  you to explore everything we have to offer. So get out there and enjoy yourself. If you like what you see and what more info about previous articles or would like to make suggestion, please feel free to contact me at 803-730-9601 or email at James_Boney@yahoo.com. If you would like to call Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas home, I have you covered there too. Please visit Columbia, SC Homes for Sale and start your home search.


52 Saturdays - Week 1 - Doko Meadows

52 Saturdays - Week 2 - Edventure Children's Museum

52 Saturdays - Week 3 - Frankie's Fun Park

52 Saturdays - Week 4 - Colonial Life Arena

52 Saturdays - Week 5 - Congaree National Park

52 Saturdays - Week 6 - SC State Musuem in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - week 7 - Plex Indoor Sports in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 8 - Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 9 - The Children's Garden in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 10 - Fortune Springs Park in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 11 - Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 12 - West Columbia Riverwalk in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 13 - The SC State House in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 14 - Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 15 - Midlands Plant and Flower Festival

52 Saturdays - Week 16 - North Springs Park in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 17 - Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsJL Boney, III • May 04 2018 05:43PM


Hi JL, I am learning about a lot of the sites in your area. What an interesting series. Have a ggood week ahead.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Love your series, JL and this places seems as spectacular as the ones before it!

As for the rentable lake front house - what a great place to host a client event. I wish we had something like that here!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 year ago