A Guide to Trees with Spirits in Liberty County
Hot summer days will be here before we know it, which means it’s the perfect time to pack your whole family in the car to enjoy some quality time together! A favorite pastime in Liberty County is sitting back, relaxing and taking the road less traveled. This normally means finding a beautiful dirt road and cruising along to see what you can spot while enjoying the scenery. One of our favorites to cruise along is Barrington Ferry Road in Riceboro, and if y’all drive out there, you’ll understand why.
Over the years, there have been mysterious “tree spirits” that have popped up along the drive. These tree spirits are faces that someone carves into the big, old live oak trees along the way. Each face is different which makes searching for them that much more fun. The person who carves these majestic faces has revealed their identity to us, but in our opinion keeping him or her a mystery is all part of the fun.
For the sake of argument “he” said he lets the tree tell the story of its spirit, and this is how it gets a face. There is an immense amount of detail in every one that makes them all unique and gives them their own personality. The tree spirits can be easily missed if you don’t pay attention, so keep your eyes open wide! We think that they’re truly something that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy. That being said, we went out and dropped a pin at each of them, so that we could share them!
Tree Spirit Guide
To our surprise, we even found some new ones that we hadn’t seen before. This brought our total up to five! Three of them are on the right-hand side as you go down Barrington Ferry and two are on your right-hand side as you’re coming back up the road towards the pavement!
1) 31.71563° N, 81.48170° W
2) 31.70164° N, 81.49051° W
3) 31.70062° N, 81.49116° W
4) 31.69896° N, 81.49214° W
5) 31.70670° N, 81.48726° W
Plan your next joy ride so that you can see these peculiar works of art all while taking in the beautiful Liberty County scenery along your ride. Briar Bay Park is even near here, so you can stop and let the kids play to get their energy out!
You never know what surprises or mysteries are waiting for you after the asphalt ends, so grab adventure by the reigns and set out to #ExploreLiberty! Maybe you’ll find a new tree spirit that has appeared recently or even another one of our hidden gems.