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US Hwy 17 - Darien to Cumberland Island

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Mar 01, 2007

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December 4, 2010
instead of taking 40, keep going another mile and…
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June 2, 2012
This is the best Road in South Eastern Georgia.…
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Written Directions

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.

Scenery

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."

Drive Enjoyment

The road is fairly straight but in good condition, as are most Georgia roads.

Tourism Opportunities

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.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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December 4, 2010
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instead of taking 40, keep going another mile and turn left on Scrubby bluff rd. follow that thru the first light. then exit right on the bridge and turn left. this takes you straight to the waterfront. (there are less lights with and better views with this route.)
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June 2, 2012
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This is the best Road in South Eastern Georgia. It is a fantastic ride from St. Mary's To Savannah, especially in the early spring and fall.
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