April 2007 – While I was staying at Skidaway Island State Park, the weather was picture-perfect the whole week I was there. But it wasn’t until my last day that I took the time to go for a walk on the Sandpiper Nature Trail. Boy, was I glad I didn’t miss that!
The trail is about a mile long loop that starts behind the museum on a sunny boardwalk across a bridge spanning a marshy area. Stop at the museum first and take a look at the giant sloth skeleton re-creation and be glad they’re not still wandering around here!
There are other bridges with great views of trees with such interesting shapes and characters I just stopped and watched the moss blow in the breeze and listened to some of the sweetest bird songs I’ve ever heard.
This part of the trail leads to shady river views. A deer crossed my path as I passed a beautiful flowering Cherokee Rose bush and that just about made my day.
While there, I got a scenic shot of this boat (I guess it’s a dredger of some sort). There was also a nesting osprey high above on a naked tree, but the pics of him didn’t come out, unfortunately.
As always, the trees are the feature attraction and there’s something about them covered in moss that makes them even more special.
Don’t miss taking the Avian Way Loop at the end of Sandpiper Trail. I was lucky enough to get shots of this gorgeous hawk, but there were many other feathered friends that flew away before I could catch a shot of them. This is a wonderful bird-peeping trail!
All Malia’s Miles Savannah Pages:
Historic Squares — Bonaventure Cemetery —
Laurel Grove Cemetery — Spooky Savannah —
Wormsloe Historic Site — Skidaway Island State Park —
Fort McAllister State Park — George L. Smith State Park —
Savannah Area RV Parks