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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by SavannahCapt, Dec 13, 2011.
I did a beautifully photographed and wonderfully written piece(:Norton) on Memorial Day but lost it when trying to post it. :ddog I'm better now and will try again.
Headed out from home trying to maximize dirt roads on my way to Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area.
This is Tuckahoe Road, it was great fun until the last mile which was deep sand.
Main Entrance to Tuckahoe WMA
Paying my respects on this Memorial Day at the Traditional Location for the Mass Grave of American Patriots killed at the Battle of Brier Creek, 1789
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Continuing deeper into the WMA
Arriving at Cannon Lake, legend has it that the British lost a cannon off of a bridge crossing Brier Creek at this wide spot known as Cannon Lake.
This was likely the main road between Savannah and Augusta at one time
Arrive at Savannah River near Miller Lake. looking up stream, Georgia on the right and South Carolina to the left. 100 miles (by water) to Tybee Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
Gator, I promise
Landing at Miller Lake
this little place in on Old Louisville Road between Millen and Louisville
It is a short two track ride to the walking trail which leads to an 1800 acre Carolina Bay. The tracks are hard packed and could easily be traveled on any bike when dry. Be careful with short travel suspensions, there are several serious dips in the road.
New to the area, just stumbled on this... greatly enjoyed!
Pat in Pooler
need some advice on some great roads. Headed to savannah the day after thanksgiving and would love to ride some dirt on my GSA.
From Savannah I would make my way on back roads to Clyo. Get something to eat at the store (there's only one). Cross the river and take the first left to Stokes Landing. Right on Old Orangeburg Road to Old Stagecoach Rd making your way north on dirt and paved roads to US 301.. Plenty of dirt sideroads to explore. Left on 301 back into Georgia left on Old River Road about half mile past welcome center. Old River is dirt for about 9 miles. The dirt roads to the left enter Tuckahoe WMA (14,000 acres). Some of the WMA roads are well maintained others are not. It is a magnificent place from upland pines to cypress swamps. There are some boat landings with good views of creeks and Savannah river. After the storm that we are currently experiencing, the less used roads will have some very muddy sections. Make your way to Brannens Bridge road then to Georgia 24 to GA 21 south to Savannah. Have a fun adventure, I'll be out of town or I'd try to meet up. There are many miles of dirt roads in Screven, Burke and Bulloch Counties and generally the more rural areas inland.
I will indeed give it a shot. Thanks for the advice. I'll match it up with the map and see what happens. Staying at the KOA in Savannah which looks pretty nice. Thanks again.
So, how was your trip, both the riding and camping?
Pat in GA
Rode toward the coast today. A quick ride through Savannah Wildlife Refuge. Mid 60's while I was there. The ports are visible from near the entrance. The area is made up of mostly reclaimed rice fields. One big old gator came out to Sun. The hammocks have great old live oaks loaded with Spanish moss. Vr
Great pics and many fond memories. I have had my sport tourer around that loop a few times. Should not be any no-seeums or mosquito to contend with this time of year.
Went to Augusta today and did some dirt in the middle of the city. Starting at the old Confederate Powder Works there is about a 3 mile dirt and gravel road alongside the Augusta Canal.
Chute with gate control and the point where the rocky shoals begin, The Fall Line.