This scenic historic site located in Savannah Georgia USA can easily be missed by visitors to the area because it is off the beaten path of the Historic District of the city. Located on Isle of Hope a coastal community in the southeast area of Savannah, this former plantation has an abundance of wildlife, salt marsh, historic ruins, a colonial village, a military battery and relaxing walking trails that will take you a step back in time. The gateway canopy of oaks sets the pace for the breathtaking views you will see at Wormsloe. The tree lined avenue of 400 oaks is a 1.5 mile walk and other trails branch off from there.
The site of the tabby ruins nestles up to the salt marsh. Tabby homes were built in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in the 1700’s. Tabby is made with burned oyster shells, sand, and water.
Oysters make a home in the salt marshes in Coastal Georgia.
The Colonial Village will likely interest the young visitors who find a day out looking at nature and museums boring
For I95 Georgia travelers exit #109…it’s about a 40 minute drive, and there is no where to eat at the site, so I suggest stopping in nearby Sandfly at myfavorite barbecue restaurant in Savannah. No need for directions because you will pass right through Sandfly. Also, bring bug spray for the walking trails, and expect high heat and humidity in the summer.
Happy travels…..get off the interstates and see more than billboards….:)
I’ll start by apologizing for all the shadows in my photos of beautiful Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia USA. With an average of 261 days of sunshine a year, and me being a lazy morning person, I always have the 2PM high sun. January happens to be my least favorite month, so today with a little pep in my step, I put on my Nike’s, a hooded sweatshirt and headed out to check the trees and plants for any hint of spring.
The city of Savannah was designed in the 1700’s and homes were built around the city squares. Like the squares, homes also surround this 30 acre park that is family friendly, full of greenery, and hosts open concerts and festivals throughout the year. It’s not unusual to see visitors touching the spanish moss that drapes the trees, but it is home to some very tiny critters. To read more : https://effinghammoves.com/2017/04/18/itchy-moss/
The fountain at the entrance to the park is a popular “selfie” spot and is featured in many tourist guides. During Savannah’s huge St Patricks Day celebration in March the fountain water is flowing green. A variety of architecture surrounds the park and the multi-color homes are a clear expression of the charm of Savannah.
There are Bed and Breakfast style lodging near the park and also one of Savannah’s most sought after full service luxury hotels and spa…The Mansion….http://www.mansiononforsythpark.com
You can finish off your day with some light shopping, a quick cup of coffee, or some healthy food choices at http://www.brighterdayfoods.com/ on the south end of the park.
As it turned out the first month of the year went out with a pleasant day in the Hostess city of the South”. Minutes from exit 109 of the I95…..in Georgia you are sure to find true hospitality in this beautiful city….
Happy travels…try the Shrimp and grits….boiled peanuts…..and Sweet Tea
I’m not skipping Thanksgiving by any means but I want to give you all a chance to plan a visit to the Cathedral if you happen to be in the Savannah Georgia area over the holiday season. The poinsettia tree and the angels overlooking the life size manger lift your spirit toward the true meaning of Christmas.
The church is open for a self guided tour Monday-Saturday from 9am-11:45am reopening at 12:45pm-5:00pm. The address is 222 East Harris Street, Savannah to set your GPS. For more information visit: https://savannahcathedral.org/about/
Florence Margaret Martus known as the “Waving girl” would be startled by the size of the ships that frequent the Savannah River today going in and out of the Georgia Port. Visitors to River Street are greeted by the welcoming wave near the east end of the river walk by a statue dedicated to Florence by the city of Savannah in 1972.
The statue of represents the light hearted story of a local girl that greeted ships for a period of 44 years, from 1887-1931. More than one tale may be told but they all represent a period of time when a simpler life certainly had its rewards.
Some days you just can’t resist getting out of the house to enjoy the pleasant 70 degree temperature and clear blue sky. That day for me was November 1st in beautiful Savannah Georgia. Travelers on the I 95 can easily get to the Historic area by hopping on the I 16 (GA exit 99) going east. It will end in downtown Savannah and anything you look at from that point on to the river will be a treat.
There are several restaurants and shops to keep you busy, or test your balancing skills walking along the streets of ballast stones that were brought over on the ships to fill with cotton.