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Whether walking, biking, birding, or any other activity, trails are a great way to explore an area or particular interest. Also take a look at the Outdoor Adventure tab for information on area parks that have trail options and other great #GetOutdoor adventures.
A visit to one or more sites along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail will provide you with the opportunity to experience the beauty of the area. Each site along the trail is unique and many offer the chance to watch birds and visit 18th and 19th Century historic places. The numbers of birds found along the trail change with the rising and falling of the tides and with the seasons.
Several trails to choose from Palmetto Trail, Sempervirens Trail, River Trail, Bay Boardwalk Trail & the newest is the Storybook Trail. Common trees and plants include loblolly bay, water oak, red maple, sweet gum, swamp and water tupelo. Birders may spot red-bellied woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, flicker, sapsucker, yellowthroat warbler, pine warbler, migratory songbirds and more.
Explore our state's legacy of inspiring wartime stories at the museums that make up this trail. Take flight in a World War II airplane, build a Liberty ship, explore a pilot training base, march in the boots of the Band of Brothers, and learn personal stories of courage, character and patriotism. Suggested routes for:
Weekend Routes for The Coast, Middle Georgia, and North Georgia
A few miles west of St. Mary’s and Cumberland Island. It is in the upper reaches of Gum Branch, a creek flowing eastward to waters of the Crooked River and Cumberland Sound. You’ll see flatwoods type long-leaf and slash pine forest with heavy blueberry and gallberry under-story. Camden PSA has set up a disc golf course on the paths. website
An 11-mile bike and mult-use path from St. Marys Waterfront Park to Crooked River State Park. Comfort stations are located at Sweetwater Park on Pt. Peter Road and at the McIntosh Sugar Mill Ruins on Ga Spur 40 (across from the Stimson Gate of NSB Kings Bay). Restrooms and a Bike Repair Station are located at the St. Marys Waterfront Park. Paths are still in progress along the route. Bike - St. Marys Tabby Trail Map
The history walk offers education beyond the classroom on a 600-foot walking trail where 24 interpretive panels outline the history of the area. As you begin your self-guided tour, you’re drawn into our history and culture.
Located at the corner of Bartlett St. & W. St. Marys Street.
The Georgia coastline stretches over 100 miles from the St. Marys River Sound to the Savannah River Sound. A majority of the trail in Georgia is for intermediate to advanced paddlers only. Contacting an experienced outfitter/guide is highly recommended. The trail is divided into 11 sections starting at St. Marys and going north. website
A great place to walk, run, or bike. Part of the Georgia Coast Rail-Trail. This 3-mile segment offers scenery changes from wetlands, to live oaks, to Victorian homes. You can also enjoy the Satilla River Waterfront Park at the northern end, where you'll find a boardwalk observation pier that was once a railroad trestle. Satilla River Waterfront Park on E. 1st Street in Woodbine. website
This nature trail is a part of the Rails to Trails initiative, the EAST COAST GREENWAY, and the Coastal Georgia Greenway. It can be accessed from Hwy 17 S coming from Brunswick at Hwy 252 in White Oak, at Refuge Road right outside of Woodbine, or at several other intersections spaced along Hwy 17 between White Oak and Waverly. The total length of the trail is 6.1 out and back and it has a number of well-maintained path surfaces, including some gravel.website
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