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THE SOUTHEAST COAST
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THE SOUTHEAST COAST

SALTWATER PADDLING TRAIL

Coastal Georgia lays claim to some of the most pristine beaches and waterways on the east coast . There are miles and miles of undeveloped coastline just waiting to be explored and enjoyed . This peninsula ’ s natural beauty is due largely to its remote location ; most of it is inaccessible by land . The water ’ s highways and byways will get you where you want to go . But similar to today ’ s modern highway system , the aquatic avenues can be tricky to navigate . There are so many twists and turns ( large and small ), each transporting you to a different hammock tucked away in the salt marsh . In an effort to promote this wondrous region and assist travelers with their visit , the Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail was created with help from many partners .

With 35 access points , the 170-mile trail originates in Saint Marys and comes to an end at Tybee Island . Of course , no kayak trip would be complete without a stop in Richmond Hill . If you are able to make it to section eight , you will have found your way . You will be heading west into Kilkenny Creek and soon making a turn down Redbird Creek or along the Ogeechee River . Either way , Fort McAllister opens its hospitable arms to the paddlers journeying north .
One of the neat things about kayaking is that you can couple it with other activities like camping . Find more information at GaRivers . org
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