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“Great Place to Workout”

McQueens Island Historic Trail
Ranked #136 of 166 things to do in Savannah
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Owner description: Six-mile trail that is situated on the old abandoned Savannah/Tybee Railroad bed.
Reviewed 12 June 2015

This six mile trail is perfect for runners or cyclists. The gravel is easy on the knees and the scenery is beautiful. If you head east (aka turn left) you'll run into fit-trail style workout stations spread over the course of about half a mile. There are monkey bars, parallel bars, balance beams, fireman's poles, and a handful of other stations. Definitely enough equipment to get a good workout in. Plus, if you follow the trail to its true end, you'll find a very interesting surprise.

6  Thank Annie T
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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ran and walked along this trail during our visit to Tybee Island. It offers some wonderful views and was a great place to get some exercise in during our stay.

1  Thank Shortstuff37
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Affectionately known as Savannah's Rails 2 Trails, this historically nostalgic crushed rock 6 mile trail is just passed the Bull River Bridge on the way to Tybee. My grandfather used to ride the train on this very path before air conditioning prevented the family from staying in town in the sweltering heat of summer. Every Friday he would make the train ride across the rivers and marshes from downtown to Tybee to stay with the family and to enjoy the cooling waters and breezes of the ocean.erosion has cursed this path over and over. As you travel this narrow trail, take in the glory of the saltwater marsh and the sights and sounds of all its shore birds. Look for red-winged blackbirds, Louisiana herons, cardinals, mocking birds, kingfishers, doves, gulls, terns, vultures, red tailed hawks, wrens, ruby crested kinglet, ibis, hawks, and wood storks (overhead),You will be so busy gazing at the Savannah River, that you won't mind the increasingly eroded bumps in the trail.
Take a bag to pick up trash that less sensitive folk may have left behind. If you exercise when the tides change, you'll benefit from the cool breezes off the river. This is a good lesson for the kids in erosion. Moreover, it's a wonderful lesson in how we can preserve our local history by repurposing as we learn first-hand about our delicate coastal environs. Enjoy the spirit of times gone by as you exercise your way to good health.
Safety Hint: Use your turn signals, well in advance of turning into and out of the west roadside entrance off 80. There's another entrance at the front of Fort Pulaski. Again, use your blinkers!

10  Thank healthyeater7
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