Hike the Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail

Posted By Bill Payer on Jan 11, 2023 | 0 comments

For the past year we’ve made an effort to do a host of member only (or members get first call) activities that have ranged from a Robert Daniell Birthday Cruise to special tours of area attractions like Middleton Place or the new International African American Museum.  And we have another event coming up in a couple of weeks.  

 Saturday, January 28, 10 am to noonMember Field Trip to the Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail Let’s go for a walk…into history! The mystique surrounding the area encompassed by the Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail dates back 4,000 years. Located in the Francis Marion National Forest, the trail begins along a shady lane of trees off Highway 17 in Awendaw and opens into an area heavily influenced by the forces of nature and man. A large portion of the area was scarred by Hurricane Hugo and wildfire. It is a picture of a land in recovery. The 120-foot boardwalk overlooks a prehistoric shell mound and offers five interpretive stops in addition to breathtaking views of the salt marsh, tidal creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. DIHS members are invited to join tour guide Christy Stewart, district archaeologist, for this special member-only field trip! Limited to 20 people. No cost. Attendees should be prepared to walk approximately one-mile roundtrip on a flat, unsurfaced trail (difficulty level: easy). For more information on the trail, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/scnfs/recarea/?recid=47387

To RSVP, please email Beth Bush at elizbush@icloud.com. Rain date for this event is Feb. 4.


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