A visit to Sandy Island’s Gullah community, a downtown history walking tour with Tommy Dew, and a birding tour at a landfill are among the new offerings in SINHG’s Fall Trip schedule. Fifty-two trips are on offer for SINHG members between September and December, with eighteen new expeditions up and down the Lowcountry coast as well as in and around Seabrook Island.
Topics on the trips range from ecology, with walking tours at Camp St. Christopher encompassing fresh water ecology and a dragonfly study, to culinary, with sampling tours of downtown restaurants and a chef’s tour of the kitchens that create some of Charleston’s favorite menus.
History buffs will enjoy a new tour by historian Doug Bostic of John’s Island Revolutionary and Civil War sites, a downtown walking tour encompassing the founding and development of the Charleston Preservation Society, a stroll through three centuries of history along Broad Street, and a visit to two of the Lowcountry’s oldest churches along the Wando and Cooper Rivers.
Birders will find several nesting pairs of eagles during a visit to the Bee’s Ferry landfill. Two kayak tours of the ACE Basin and a water-borne eco-tour of the Bohicket River will focus on the Lowcountry’s unique maritime environment, while its cultural heritage will bring a SINHG group to Sandy Island for a day-long visit with the Gullah community there and, later in the season, a concert of spirituals at Drayton Hall with the Magnolia Singers.
SINHG Trips are designed for all activity levels and are open only to SINHG members. For membership and trip information, visit sinhg.org.
-Submitted by Norm Powers