Looking to take your workout outdoors? Or perhaps you’re craving some fresh air and gorgeous views? Either way, Olympus Carrington is sharing our favorite spots to get outdoors in and around the Pooler, Georgia, area.
McQueen’s Island Historic Trail
Built along the Savannah and Atlantic Railroad line, the McQueen's Island Trail offers 6 miles of salty air, gravel pathways, and views of the surrounding wetlands. Hovering above the saltwater marshes, this trail is a sight to see. Be on the lookout for frolicking dolphins, box turtles, ospreys, red-tailed hawks, and even bobcats and alligators. Bring some snacks or lunch, find a bench, and enjoy a scenic break along your route – the views will not disappoint! The trailhead entrance is about 22 miles east of Olympus Carrington.
Skidaway Island State Park
With golf courses, walking trials, scenic viewpoints, beaches, and campgrounds, this wildlife refuge state park has everything you need for an experiential outdoor excursion. Time spent at Skidaway Island State Park feels like you’ve been transported to a tropical Georgian resort destination.
Tom Triplett Community Park
Just a few miles east of Olympus Carrington you’ll find this amenity-centric neighborhood park. Bring your pup to romp and roll at the dog exercise area. Grab your tennis rackets and bring a friend for a friendly match on the courts. Pack up a picnic basket and find a relaxing spot in one of the greenspaces.
Fort McAllister State Park
This historic outdoor destination was once a Civil War fort, and is now a converted museum, campground, and recreational park. Situated at the edge of a marsh, Fort McAllister State Park is well worth a visit just for the views. You’ll see hanging Spanish moss, giant oak trees, wildlife, the flowing Ogeechee river, and unique underground earthworks.
Check out our other blog posts to discover more things to see and do in the Pooler area.