Upcoming Event
Event Name: Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve Hike
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: Join Aiken Land Conservancy Executive Director, Peter Kleinhenz, on a hike to the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve. Peter will lead participants on a 3-mile walk to observe this incredible example of longleaf pine savanna just outside of Aiken. We will observe signs of gopher tortoises, if not the tortoises themselves, and will search for other unique species that call this property home.

No RSVP is required. Simply show up at the trailhead at 9am. The hike is kid-friendly. Bring youth with you, foster an appreciation for nature and hopefully see a gopher tortoise in person.
Where: Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve, South entrance (with the informational kiosk)
When: Saturday, September 23, 9-11am
What to Bring: Water, sturdy shoes, and binoculars and camera (if you have them)
Trail Condition and Distance: Sandy trail/firebreak, 3 miles total

Executive Director, Peter Kleinhenz will be offering a monthly walk at a different conservation property between September and May.
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: Aiken Land Conservancy
Website Address: www.conserveaiken.org
Contact Phone: 855.252.5263
Contact Email: mail@ConserveAiken.org
Start Date/Time: 9/23/2023 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: 9/23/2023 11:00 AM
Directions: Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve
Oak Ridge Club Rd
Windsor, SC 29853
(33.505669, -81.412425)