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Go: Skidaway Island + Historic Hike

Skidaway State Park

Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower. Visitors can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and other wildlife. Inside the park’s interpretive center, birders will find binoculars, reference books and a window where they can look for migrating species such as Painted Buntings. Children will especially enjoy seeing the towering, 20-foot Giant Ground Sloth replica and reptile room.
A scenic campground is nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss, and some RV sites have sewer hookups. Leashed pets are allowed. Groups can enjoy privacy in their own pioneer campgrounds. Open-air picnic shelters and an enclosed group shelter are popular spots for parties, reunions and other celebrations. For cooling off during summer, Tybee Island’s beaches are less than an hour away.

History Hike

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Join a 3-mile hike to see the historic Civil War earthworks and Native American shell mounds. Meet at the Interpretive Center, bring water, and wear sturdy walking shoes. $5 parking. 912-598-2300

gastateparks.org