US Hwy 17 - Darien to Cumberland Island + ADD NEW ROUTE
4 in Georgia Georgia68 Miles
on March 1, 2007
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Start in Darien, GA and head south on US Hwy 17 as it parallels I-95. Take it all the way down to Kingsland, GA and at which point you need to switch to Rt 40 heading east and on to St. Marys, GA where the Cumberland Island visitor center is.
Lots of scenic marshes and rivers along Hwy 17. At the end you'll enjoy Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island - Cumberland Island. This national seashore is described by its National Park Service website as having Pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes. It also goes on to explain that "Cumberland Island contains four major historic districts and 87 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the oldest known ceramics in North America and shell middens from early natives."
The road is fairly straight but in good condition, as are most Georgia roads.
Lots of country riding, but there are some small towns that you go through. If you want to visit the island itself, keep in mind there is a ferry that runs at specific hours so I suggest you check out the web site to make sure you don't miss it.
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