Running is a fantastic way to get your heart rate up and maintain your health and wellbeing. Savannah is a beautiful city with so many historic and scenic locations to see. Why not combine both and get to know your city in a new way? Check out our favorite running trails around Savannah:
River St. & Talmadge Bridge
Take in the sparkling river views all along the river by running along River Street and the Talmadge Bridge in downtown Savannah. Start out at the Marriott Hotel on River Street and run along the commercial area that includes a variety of tourist attractions, restaurants, and shops along the waterfront. You can choose whether or not you want to continue onwards across the bridge or turn around and keep running through the bustling city. Whatever you decide, be sure to stop somewhere between the bridge and the hotel to take in the views of the Savannah River and Hutchinson Island in the distance. Pro-tip: it is way better to run across the bridge early in the morning when there is less traffic and you can enjoy the sunrise over the water.
Lake Mayer & Wormsloe Historic Site
Head just 8 miles from the city center and you will find a sprawling lake and plantation with fantastic views and a peaceful run to help you think and reconnect with yourself. The 1.4-mile loop around the lake is completely paved and offers tennis courts, sailboats, and volleyball and basketball courts if you wanted to make a fun picnic day out of it with a group of friends. Nearby is the Wormsloe Historic Site, a former plantation and one of the oldest in Savannah that offers a stunning mile long road of live oaks and Spanish moss that is characteristic of the region. Make one of the best-kept secrets in town your favorite running spots!
Tybee Island & Beach
If you really want to get out of the city and recharge with the energy of the sea, head to Tybee Island! Complete with a picturesque lighthouse, this 6-mile run offers plenty of running room to enjoy the open space and get in a fantastic workout. The expansive and flat sands make for a more difficult run but with rewarding views. If you want a paved road, head to the western section of Tybee along Chatham Avenue. Regardless, make a fun beach day out of your trip by diving into the water after a hard run.
Savannah is an enchanting city with so many historic and beautiful sites to visit. If you are looking to join a new community, please contact us at Olympus Fenwick to learn more about current availability and schedule your private tour today!