Some people think that you can’t have it all, but we’re not so convinced. Savannah is a vacation destination that combines a historic downtown district and beautiful nature spots that allow visitors to spend a day under the gorgeous Georgia sun. Whether you want to spend your days browsing locally owned stores or hiking over salt flats and tidal creeks, Georgia’s Oldest City is the place to be. For visitors who want to get back to nature, we suggest heading to the only state park in Savannah, GA. Skidaway Island State Park offers everything one might need for a break from the city and is just a short 30-minute drive from The Inn on West Liberty. Discover what there is to do here below, as well as how you can book your next stay with us today!
Visit the State Park in Savannah, GA
Whether you’re camping overnight or just visiting during the day, Skidaway Island State Park is an excellent addition to your Savannah itinerary. It borders the Skidaway narrows, which is part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. There are around six miles of hiking trails available at the park, as well as a section of the Colonial Coastal Birding Trail. Be sure to bring your camera, as you never know what beautiful sights you might find while here.
Hike the Trails
The most popular hiking path is the Sandpiper Trail Loop. It totals one mile and winders of salt flats and tidal creeks and through maritime forests. It will probably take you about one hour to complete. This is an easy walk, and sections of the trail are even ADA accessible. Best of all, leashed pets are welcome to explore with you. (By the way, did you know that The Inn on West Liberty has pet-friendly rooms? You can bring your four-legged friend with you on your next adventure!)
If you’d like to explore a little more, head to the Big Ferry Trail. This two-mile loop can be extended to a full three miles and will take between two to three hours to traverse. Leashed pets are welcome on this trail as well, as are bicycles.
If you’re an avid birdwatcher from the South, you’ve likely heard of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. It winds up the coast of Georgia, stretching through many of the state’s parks. This, of course, includes Skidaway Island. You’ll be able to see plenty of songbirds, as well as shorebirds, wading birds, and other types of waterfowl. If you’re visiting in the spring or fall, you’ll get to see the warbler migration. In the spring and summer, you might see nesting osprey or painted buntings.
Stay at The Inn on West Liberty
From the wetlands of this Savannah, GA, state park to the historic downtown district that surrounds The Inn on West Liberty, enjoy the best of both worlds during your next getaway. Consider booking Polaski Square Cottage, our private accommodation located across our courtyard from the main building. This is the perfect hideaway for couples celebrating a special occasion or seeking an intimate getaway. It features a king-size bed, deep soaking tub, and a fully equipped kitchen! Best of all, it’s pet-friendly.
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.