When was the last time you walked down a boardwalk? Strolling down the wooded planks, enjoying all the sights and sounds of your surroundings. Georgia really has some tremendous boardwalks, whether they’re right by the ocean or deep in the forest connecting you to nature. Although they may not be as long as the
Georgia 5 Mile Hikes we already wrote about, they’re still just as enjoyable. Regardless of the path you seek, here are a few of our favorites boardwalks across the state.
1. Savannah Riverfront
Although there may not be any boards under your feet, this is still one of the more popular walking routes in Savannah. Take a stroll with your loved ones and observe the Savannah riverfront in all its glory. Hint: Walking this riverfront boardwalk at night is even better!
2. Glory Beach, Jekyll Island
Glory Beach is one of the more popular areas of Jekyll Island. Access to this beach is by way of a long boardwalk, which was originally built by the producers of the 1989 civil war drama "Glory." (See? You learn something new everyday.)
3. South Peachtree Creek Trail
The South Peachtree Creek Trail is one of the newer boardwalks, which wanders through Mason Mill Park along the banks of creek. It also connects the two parks, Mason Mill and Medlock Park.
4. Suwanee Creek Greenway
The Suwanee Creek Greenway is around 4 miles of pure enjoyment, through forest and wetlands. Although the entire greenway isn't necessarily in boardwalk fashion, some of the most beautiful spots across the marshes are indeed.
5. Tybee Island Boardwalk
Some of the best parts of Tybee Island are free. You can wander along the various boardwalks at your own leisure, listening to the water lap the shore, or catch a sunset that will make your summer truly memorable.
6. Klondike Boardwalk Trail
The Klondike Boardwalk Trail stretches only a half mile, and it borders the very busy Klondike Road. However, you can catch some sensational views of Arabia Mountain. This boardwalk also connects several hiking trails throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.
7. Georgia Coast Rail-Trail
The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail follows along an abandoned rail corridor through marshes, forest, and across rivers and creeks. The plan for the corridor was to be a multi-use trail for walkers, cyclists, joggers, and the like. It's quite a long trek, as the original trail tapped out at 68 miles.
8. Coastal Georgia Greenway
There are quite a few places on the Georgia coast where you can stroll along through the marsh, taking in the sights and scenery. What's envisioned with this 155-mile trek is to connect South Carolina to Florida through Georgia's six coastal counties.
9. Cloudland Canyon Trail
Get a glimpse of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state. Walk across the wooden planks connecting the hiking trails and snap some photos that will last a lifetime.
10. St. Simons
Truth be told, there are a ton of boardwalks in St. Simons. The famed pier alone is one of the greatest places to catch a sunset. However, you can find some truly spectacular boardwalks jutting out over the ocean, perfect for casting a line and sitting back to reel in your catch.