Imagine riding a beautiful paved rail-trail through the marshes and estuaries (crossing 43 tidal rivers and creeks!) near the Georgia Coast. Well, that imagination is turning into a reality with the Georgia Coastal Rail Trail. When complete, it will be 10-foot wide, 68 miles long and go north from Kingsland, Georgia to Riceboro, Georgia. When complete, it will be Georgia’s longest rail-trail.
The initial 3.5 mile section was opened in the June of 2010 in White Oak, Georgia. A new section is near completion and will likely open by Summer 2011. With this new section, over 10% of the Georgia Coastal Rail Trail will be open.
The non-profit Coastal Georgia Rails to Trails Inc is working to develop the Georgia Coastal Rail Trail. Much of the old rail bed is on property in private hands. The challenge is to raise funds to develop the entire Trail. Much of the trail is already laid out, but is closed for any use until the section is developed and opened.
For more information on this great Trail, go to this website: