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Lowcountry Field Trip: Palmetto Trail

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

NOTE: Due to such high interest in this trip, we’ve now closed registration to keep the group size manageable and have started a waiting list. If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list, please email Amber at [email protected]

Saturday, January 28, 10:30 AM

Field Trip: Palmetto Trail, Awendaw Passage

Trip Leader: Amber Von Harten

NEW meeting location: Awendaw Creek Canoe Launch, 900 Rosa Green/25 Mile Rd, Awendaw, SC 29429. Drive to the end of the road and look for the Awendaw Creek Canoe launch/trailhead sign and parking lot on the left. This trailhead will allow us to see more diverse habitats and plant species and beautiful views of Awendaw Creek.

Awendaw Passage is the coastal terminus of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail. The Trail’s namesake trees greet users at the Buck Hall Recreation Area trailhead. Starting at the Intracoastal Waterway, the Trail meanders westward through maritime forest and offers sweeping vistas of Lowcountry salt marsh along Awendaw Creek. The total length of the Awendaw Passage is 7.1 miles but we will spend a couple of hours hiking the landscape for about 2-3 miles and anyone wishing to extend the hike is welcome to go further. See the entire trail map here: https://palmettoconservation.org/palmetto-trail/map/

NOTE: There are no restrooms at the new meeting location so be sure to stop at Sewee Outpost for a bathroom option prior to arriving at the meeting location. Sewee Outpost on Hwy 17 offers clean bathrooms, breakfast biscuits and lunch options, and an amazing selection of outdoor accessories. Carpooling is encouraged. Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes and dress in layers (in case we have a warm day and the bugs decide to show up!). Bring water, picnic lunch, snacks.


January 28
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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