With all the technological advancements that we enjoy right now, spending time outdoors may become a chore to some. Having a sedentary lifestyle is one of the reasons why some illnesses like diabetes, high-blood, and other heart-related problems affect even the younger generations. I know everyone can relate to this, but the more we advance in technology, the less time we spend time outdoors and care for our health.

But luckily, since we live here in Savannah, we have access to almost all recreational activities that we can think of like fishing, golfing, boating, yachting, sightseeing, hiking, weekly events to go to, and so much more!  It's available to us all year round. All we need is time and a good motivation for the kids to spend some time outdoors. 

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This summer, let's enjoy the outdoors, sweat it out, and connect with nature by hiking the beautiful trails here in Savannah. We have decided to focus on something you will surely love and compiled a list of Beautiful Hiking Trails around Savannah for everyone to conquer this summer or even find some Pokémon monster in the process. 

Here is our Top 5 list of  Savannah's Scenic Hiking Trails. Enjoy!

Skidaway Island State Park

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Things to do:

  • Hiking – 1-mile Sandpiper Nature Trail (accessible); 3-mile Big Ferry Trail; 1-mile Avian Loop Trail; and the Connector Trails connects both the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to the Big Ferry Trail.
  • Birding – Colonial Coast Birding Trail
  • Bicycle and Street Strider Rental
  • Ranger Programs
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • GeoCaching

Why do we love this place?

Skidaway Island State Park has a lot to offer, from hiking, bird watching, beautiful marsh view, and more! This one of the hiking trails where you can rent a cabin for an overnight or a few days stay and the perfect place to go off the grid for a few days to connect with nature. There are several programs for the kids to keep them busy and entertained. 

You will love the campgrounds that lie under majestic live oaks and Spanish moss in Skidaway Island State Park. The newer cabins have screened porches, bathroom, a kitchen, and some cabins come with a master bedroom and kids room. You will find it comfortable, safe, and assured of your privacy.

Wormsloe State Historic Site

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Things to do:

  • Museum Tour 
  • Nature Trail
  • Picnic
  • Interact with costumed interpreters
  • See Savannah's Oldest Tabby Ruins

Why do we love this place?

The Wormsloe State Historic Site is an ideal place for a fun day of learning and adventure. Aside from the picturesque scenery of live oaks and Spanish moss, you and your kids will get a chance to have a glimpse of the Colonial Era , interact with the costumed interpreters, follow the nature trail, go on on a picnic, and best of all, you'll be taking home tons of pictures and memories from this trip. Also, this is one of the places where you can bring your dogs to go hiking with you, just keep them on a leash. Don't forget to bring their own water and food.

Since Pokémon Go is huge right now, I have a good news for the Pokemon Masters out there! You will find a large variety of Pokémon monsters, 4 gyms, and 9 Pokéstops in Wormsloe State Historic SiteThey are going to hold a gym competition after the hike and will be giving away badges to the winner! Check out the dates and fees at www.gastateparks.org.

Savannah–Ogeechee Canal

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Things to do:

  • Museum & nature center
  • 2 miles of hiking trails
  • Wetland walks
  • River Trails
  • Coastal Birding Trail
  • Picnic

Why do we love this place?

Savannah–Ogeechee Canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the prime relics in the history of southern canals. During the 1800's the Savannah–Ogeechee Canal was used to carry goods such as rice, sand, cotton, bricks, etc. Learn how the canal system played an important role in buying and selling of goods in Georgia. 

Savannah–Ogeechee Canal is rich in history and maintains a museum with well-preserved artifacts and archaeological finds date back to 1800's. With over 2 miles of hiking trail, you will not get bored admiring the beautiful scenery, bird watching, and touring their museum & nurture center. Don't forget to get a checklist of wildflowers, reptiles, and amphibians that can be found in the park. It's a family friendly trail that you and your kids will love. Choose from their programs such as their Canal History Tour, Guided Nature Walk , Ecology Program and more! You can find the complete list of their programs at www.n-georgia.com.

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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Things to do:

  • Hiking
  • Wildlife observation
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Hunting

Why do we love this place?

6 miles away from downtown Savannah, you will find Savannah National Wildlife Refuge With 29,452 acres of freshwater marshes, tidal rivers, and creeks that serve as home and refuge to some migratory birds, endangered species, reptiles, and more. There are several activities to choose from, however, according to www.fws.govdepending on what activity you are after, there are certain months and seasons of the year where some activities are permitted. But one of the things that you can do here all year round is bird watching, a day hike going to the dams, wildlife viewing, and photography. However, activities like hunting and fishing are allowed  at a certain time of the year and you must abide by their guidelines.

Aside from the colorful migratory birds that you will find here, one of the things that we love about Savannah National Wildlife Refuge is it's a home to the large cat called the Bobcat. If you are a cat lover, you might find this huge kitty adorable!  They may be nocturnal in nature, there is is still a good chance that you will see one during day time. For more information visit www.fws.gov.

McQueen's Island Trail

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Things to do:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Jogging

Why do we love this place?

It was originally built in 1887 as a railroad track to carry passengers from Savannah to Tybee Island. Now, the 6-mile McQueens Island Historic Trail has undergone some renovations and offers the visitors a scenic view of the marshes, a chance to see a wide range of species and history. The trail is lined with cord grass, cabbage palms, yaupon holly, and coastal cedars . So whether you are planning on jogging, walking or ride your bicycle there are enough trees to shade you from the scorching heat of the sun. Don't forget to visit Fort Pulaski before you head home!

Check out the other walking trails at www.savannahga.gov for more information. 

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