Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail

Pineland, South Carolina 29934

Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail

Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail Professional Guide

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"You can see a lot of history on this walk. Explore two relics of history, the 4,000-year-old Sewee Shell Ring and a 600-year-old clam shell midden, both vestiges of previous cultures.

The shell ring is considered ceremonial, while the clam midden is from harvesting nearby tidal waters for food. The loop hike also travels through tall woods, along a salt marsh and by rare shell mound vegetation."

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Georgia & South Carolina (The Mountaineers Books)
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"The Sewee Shell Mound hike is a 1-mile, self-guided loop trail tucked along the coast of South Carolina. The interpretive trail is unique in that it consists of a clamshell mound and an oyster ring mound that date back 4000 years to when Native Americans inhabited the area and used what is now the Intracoastal Waterway to catch and harvest their seafood. The mounds are the remnants of a once flourishing community that built its homes along heaps of discarded oyster and clamshells. Archaeologists speculate that the mounds may have been used for ceremonial purposes, and modern-day adventurers can see these ancient formations along the tidal creeks near the Intracoastal Waterway."

Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail Trip Reports

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9/19/2005
I was really excited to hike this hike. But due to rain there was huge amounts of mud. I thought I might be able to hike this on the way to Charleston and was only wearing sneakers, so i decided against going. The ranger also let us know than one part of the hike was closed due to damage from a hurricane.
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Trail Information

Pineland
Nearby City
1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
Francis Marion National Forest, 2967 Steed Creek Rd., Huger, SC 29450, (843) 336-3248, www.fs.usda.gov/main/scnfs/
Local Contacts
Sewee Shell Ring Interpretive Trail; USGS Awendaw, Bull Island
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