5 Nature Trails Perfect for Falling in Love with Liberty County
The first day of fall is September 22nd, and we’re crossing our fingers and hoping that it’ll start cooling off a bit in the weeks to come. Fall in Liberty County is normally a perfect balance of sunny and 75 making it the perfect time to head outdoors and get some fresh air. Bring along the kiddos, your furry friend or go solo and take in the peaceful scenery at some of our local nature trails! Each one allows visitors to get an up-close look at the flora and fauna of the coast and observe the wide range of wildlife that lives here! Keep reading to find out 5 of our favorite spots to enjoy the cooler weather.
1. Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center
189 Charlie Butler Road, Midway, GA 31320
Follow the boardwalk across multiple ecosystems until you reach Cay Creek at the end. This site is an excellent example of tidal and freshwater wetlands! There are lots of different plants and animals. This trail is perfect for all of our wildlife lovers! You’ll most likely spot a beaver dam, as well as tons of different birds and reptiles. Be sure to go up in the watch tower to get an even better view of everything below you.
2. Fort Morris Historic Site
2559 Fort Morris Road, Midway , GA 31320
This historic site is well known for its connection to the Revolutionary War and the forgotten town of Sunbury. In addition to this historic significance, Fort Morris also has a fantastic nature trail. Walk among the earthen works that once provided security for the soldiers defending what would one day be Liberty County. This view is one with almost no change in the last 100 years. Fort Morris is also a stop along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, so keep your eyes open for hummingbirds, woodpeckers and more!
3. Historic Baptismal Trail
8805 E.B. Cooper Highway, Riceboro, GA 31323
A historic trail in Riceboro, this nature walk is another one you will quickly fall in love with. Members of the First African Baptist Church used to travel the same path that you will follow to the baptismal pool! This is where they were baptized into the Christian faith beginning in the 1840’s. It was an active holy place for 100 years! The site features a short walking trail perfect for an evening stroll. Head out to the boardwalk, and you’ll still feel the sense of reverence the ancestors of our Geechee communities felt. Alligators often frequent the former baptismal pool, so keep an eye out for them!
4. Bryant Commons Park
438 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville, GA 31313
Located in the heart of Hinesville, you will find a large 150-acre park waiting for you to come take a stroll! Bryant Commons has a walking trail that wraps around it, and it’s the perfect spot for you to stretch your legs without ever having to leave town! This property was once the homestead of the late Senator Bryant and his wife. Take in the ponds and fields that were once used for horses.
5. James Brown Park
800 Tupelo Trail, Hinesville, GA 31313
Located in Hinesville on Patriots Trail, is James Brown Park. In addition to its many outdoor sporting activities this spot has a tucked away 1-mile walking and cycling trail that takes you on a route through the entire park for the perfect view of all the action. Embrace the changing colors of the leaves and catch a baseball or softball game at the same time! Enjoy the breeze and nature when you visit James Brown Park.
Take a walk along one of our nature trails and fall in love with this beautiful place. The cool fall weather is a perfect opportunity for y’all to explore nature and #ExploreLiberty!