Poinsett Bridge Drive & Dine

Poinsett Bridge Drive & Dine

Registration will open on Sunday, October 11 at 8:00 am.

The Wednesday, November 11, 2020 features five highlights that should make it a great day of driving:

  • Drive through the DuPont State Forest passing Hooker Falls on the left.
  • Rest Stop at Caesar’s Head State Park that offers spectacular views of Table Rock Mountain.
  • Driving one of the best driving roads around US-276 to and down from Caeser’s Head into South Carolina.
  • A lunch break at the BBQ Hut on SC-11 with the option of visiting the Woodcarver across the road for some unique and fun woodcarvings.The Moore’s just might go home with a Bear woodcarving to mimic their real bears.
  • A visit after lunch to the Poinsett Bridge, the oldest bridge in South Carolina and perhaps in the entire Southeastern United States.

Meet at Naples Baptist Church in Hendersonville, NC

Date:          November 11, 2020

Meet at:     9:15 a.m.

Depart at:  9:45 a.m.

Address:    799 Rugby Drive, Hendersonville, NC

Lunch Break at BBQ Hunt 4245 Greer Highway, Cleveland, SC

BBQ Hut   Woodcarver SC

Time:                  11:30 a.m.

Lunch:       Two BBQ options with sides and a beverage for a set price – Options and price to be determined ($10-$12)

Shopping:  Across the highway is Big Bear Trading Post that features the woodcarving talents of Frank Nicolette.  Woodcarvings and other local crafts are available for purchase.

Visit to Pointsett Bridge, 580 Callahan Mountain Rd, Landrum, SC

 Pointsett Bridge

Departure: 12:30 p.m.

Drive:         25 minute drive to Poinsett Bridge from the BBQ Hut to visit the oldest bridge in South Carolina and possibly the Southeastern United States. 

End of Tour:  After a walk around the Pointsett Bridge site, the tour is over and you find your own way home.  The site is only about five miles from US-25 for the quick return up I-26 to Asheville, Hendersonville and Waynesville.

The Poinsett Bridge was built in 1820 as part of the state road connecting Charleston and Columbia with the mountain communities of North Carolina, such as Saluda, and then into Tennesse.  It is a 14-foot Gothic Arch standing and stretching 130 feet over Little Gap Creek.  Historians believe Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument, designed it.

COVID Guidelines:  We are now allowed to have 50 people in an outdoor social gathering so we will have two drive groups of 12 cars each.  We will all meet at the same time with the second drive group departing 15 minutes after the first group.  The groups will be split by the first 12 cars arriving will be in drive group 1 and the next 12 cars being in drive group 2.  Lunch is outdoors sittling at picnic tables set up six-feet apart per the proper social distancing guidelines.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-11-2020 9:15 am
Registration Start Date 10-11-2020 8:00 am
Capacity 20
Registered 20
Available place 0
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