Are you suffering from a case of the winter doldrums? With the frigid temperatures we've experienced as of late here in the Myrtle Beach area, it would be understandable if you said yes.

Fortunately, one of our favorite spots along the Grand Strand is offering a wonderful opportunity to be one with nature and learn a little history as well.

The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail at Brookgreen Gardens uses interpretive panels to tell the plantation's history. There are also plenty of archaeological sites to check out, like the footprints of the plantation owner's house, the overseer's home and the enslaved African village.

To get to the Oaks Plantation requires a mini-bus, and tickets are $3 per person. They can be purchased at the Keepsakes gift shop up to 10 minutes before departure time.

As the temperatures outside start to warm up a bit to the more seasonal conditions we're used to, do yourself a favor and take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and be immersed in scenic beauty.

The trail runs through March 7, and has tours Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.