With a full two weeks off for the holidays, we wanted to make a good sweep of some southern spots as an introduction to our new coast. Plotting out a plan from Raleigh to Somewhere-in-Florida started with a stop in Savannah — a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time after hearing about it from Deke, who’d been there several times. We remembered Laura and Kevin going to Skidaway Island State Park a while back and liking it, and luckily they had a few spots left.

Even in December, it's a beautiful park.

Even in December, it’s a beautiful park.

The park is 15 miles or so from Savannah, but worth it — we were in spot #51 which was a corner, really private and within short walking distance to the Big Ferry Trail.

Site #51.

Site #51.

The trail is about 2 miles and has some really beautiful scenery and historical sights — like a still from the 1930s (Skidaway Island was very popular with bootleggers to make and hide moonshine because it was only accessible by boat).

Deke was obviously very interested in finding this....

Deke was obviously very interested in finding this….

 

Pier out to the overlook tower.

Pier out to the overlook tower.

Beginning of the trail.

Beginning of the trail.

As you can probably tell, it rained a bit while we were there, so we didn’t try out any of the other trails, but we’ll definitely be back in the future!