Day Trip and Tour of Ossabaw Island’s North End
April 1, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Explore Ossabaw Island — Georgia’s third largest barrier island and first Heritage Preserve. The day begins with a one hour boat ride through the Moon River District’s rivers and creeks, across Ossabaw Sound to Ossabaw Island’s North End.
Tour includes the history of the Native American era, colonial-era indigo cultivation, the lives of enslaved and free African Americans, & Sandy West’s 1970s era creative program. Learn about Sandy West’s involvement in protecting the Georgia marshes and coast in the 1960s.
A visit to Ossabaw Island offers possible sightings of a variety of wildlife including migratory birds, wading birds, and feral hogs, as well as free-roaming domesticated donkeys, and perhaps an alligator.
Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy on tables under the trees or on the porch of the 1890s-era Club House. There will be time to wander the North End on your own before returning to the mainland.
About one week before the trip, an email will be sent to all who registered, with specific information on where to meet the boat to Ossabaw, what to bring, and more.
This trip includes a tour of the Torrey West House interior.