23. How to visit Ossabaw Island

Photograph by Kendrick Brinson
Photograph by Kendrick Brinson

Several times a year, anyone can explore this remote paradise through the nonprofit Ossabaw Island Foundation. Sign up at ossabawisland.org.

May 16
Take a historical and ecological tour, hit the beach, and roam the island on your own. $75

June 20

Dig into Ossabaw artifacts with a hands-on archaeology excavation sponsored by UGA and the Department of Natural Resources. $85

October 17

The Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction, an annual fundraiser at the home of Eleanor “Sandy” West. Tickets on sale September 1.

Check the website for details on a turtle-watching trip, an Ossabaw indigo lesson, and the New Year’s Eve “wild” overnight trip.

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This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.