The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail will be a 68-mile trail stretching from Kingsland north to Riceboro. Winding through lush green marshes, longleaf pines, and saw grass crossing 43 beautiful tidal rivers and creeks.
Spring 2010 marked the opening of the first 3.5-mile segment of the trail, at White Oak in Camden County (pictures below). The recycled surface accommodates walkers, runners, and bikers – everything except skates, road bikes, or motorized vehicles. Equestrians can ride on the grassy area alongside the trail.
The project was made possible by a private-public partnership between the PATH Foundation (known for the Silver Comet Trail), Coastal Georgia Rails to Trails Inc, county government, and the PSA. Amenities along the White Oak stretch include a picnic shelter, benches, and restroom facilities.
The trail is family friendly and supports several modes of transportation including pedestrian, cyclist, and equestrian.
County Administrator Steve L. Howard welcomes the crowd at the June 5th dedication. Approximately 168 people came to enjoy a beautiful morning at the trail.
Additional speakers included:
Fred Freyer, Chairman of Coastal Georgia Rails to Trails, Inc.
David L. Rainer, Charman of the Camden County Board of Commissioners
Burford Clark, Bryan Lang Historical Library Board
Norm White, Trek Corporation
Rev. Jack McCollough Jr.
The ribbon was cut by Fred Freyer (L), Chairman of the Coastal Georgia Rail-Trail and David L. Rainer, Chariman of the Camden County Board of Commissioners
Citizen advocates like Terry Landereth (owner of Camden Bicycle Center in St Marys) help drive progress.