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Peterkin / Goodwyn Tract

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday March 25th at 10:30 AM, SCAN will be visiting Dick Watkins’ ¬†eterkin/Goodwyn Tract, the Sam and Kam Arant property, as well as the historic Ft Motte Fort and Battle site next door, (compliments of Luther Wannamaker). These three fantastic properties overlook the Congaree Park Basin with the National Park just across the river in the flood plain below. We will caravan from one property to the other, (they are next door to each other). This trip will include the historical aspects of the land as well as the natural flora and fauna. There may be some plants not discovered in this area yet, and only found up north. The north facing slopes/bluffs may need attention. Lately, two new species of dragonfly and a moth species had been discovered on the property.

After the trip, we will eat at the House of Pizza at St. Matthews
721 Harry Rastor Dr
http://www.calhounhouseofpizza.com/

A little background homework material on the history of the properties you will be exploring: http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1052&context=anth_facpub

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Directions: Coming from Columbia…

  • Get on Hwy 601 South. Cross the Congaree River and continue 2 miles.
  • Turn right onto Adams Rd. There is a small cafe opposite side where you turn.
  • Go 1/4 mile on Adams Rd and turn right onto Lang Syne Rd. Follow Lang Syne Rd all the way to where it forks and turns to dirt. About 2 1/4 miles.
  • Turn left onto Wise Rd. Follow Wise Rd about 1/2 mile.
  • At the RR crossing, turn right and go over the RR tracks.
  • After crossing the tracks immediately go left and then an immediate right again. You will be following the dirt road up the hill and away from the RR tracks. You will be driving along a line of cedar trees.
  • Follow the cedar trees for 1/2 mile. Turn into the gate on the left. You are there!

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Directions coming from Charleston…

  • Drive I-26 West and get off on Hwy 601 North..exit 145.
  • Follow Hwy 601 into St Matthews.
  • From the the Hardee’s, (at stop light), drive 7 3/4 miles to Lang Syne Rd on the left.
  • Turn left on Lang Syne Rd. Follow Lang Syne Rd 3 1/3 miles to where it forks and turns to dirt.
  • Turn left onto Wise Rd. Follow Wise Rd about 1/2 mile.
  • At the RR crossing, turn right and go over the RR tracks.
  • After crossing the tracks immediately go left and then an immediate right again. You will be following the dirt road up the hill and away from the RR tracks. You will be driving along a line of cedar trees.
  • Follow the cedar trees for 1/2 mile. Turn into the gate on the left. You are there!

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/406322526414838/