There are two very scenic places within a few minutes drive of Fort Mill. First is Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens: http://www.dsbg.org/
which is located just south of Gastonia. Second is Landsford Canal: http://southcarolinaparks.com/landsfordcanal/introduction.aspx
which may be a tiny drab for wintertime shooting however in late May, there is the largest display of spider lillies in the world visible from the park.