4 Must-Visit Places this Fall in Savannah

There is nothing like the fall in the South. You get to experience beautiful scenery without the chilly temperatures or even snow that some states in the Midwest are already experiencing! 

In Savannah, there are so many beautiful places you can visit year-round, but there are four that the South Key Management employees always recommend to those visiting Savannah in the Fall. 

1 – Skidaway Island State Park

Located within 30 minutes of Savannah, Skidaway Island State Park borders the Skidaway narrows part of Georgia’s Intracoastal Waterway. 

Within the park, you will find trails through a forest that lead to a boardwalk and observation tower. From the tower you may be able to see wildlife like deer, crabs, and even racoons. 

If you’d like to stay overnight, the park offers several options including: a scenic campground for tent camping, several RV sites, and even cabins you can rent. 

Activities you can do at Skidaway Island:

  • Camping overnight
  • Bird watching
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking (6 miles of trails)
  • Interpretive programs
  • Bicycle Rentals ($6 an hour)

Hours: Daily, 7am – 10pm

Price: $5 for parking

2 – Wormsloe State Historic Site

Named after Noble Jones’ hometown in England, Wormsloe is the colonial estate that previously belonged to the carpenter who arrived in Georgia in 1733. Fun fact: Wormsloe’s tabby ruin is the oldest structure still standing in Savannah! 

At Wormsloe, you can see historical programs and events complete with interactive historical interpreters and stop by the museum full of artifacts they have found on the Wormsloe grounds. Take the nature trail to see the tabby ruins and end up at the Colonial Life Arena. 

Activities you can do at Wormsloe:

  • See the tabby ruins
  • See gravesites
  • Walk the nature trail (7 miles)
  • Bird watching

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 am –4:45 pm

Price: $10 for adults, $9 for Seniors, $4.50 for youth and $2 for children under 6.

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3 – Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center

The Savannah Ogeechee Canal was constructed between 1826 and 1830 by African laborers. The canal was used to transport local crops and goods along the Ogeechee River to the port in Savannah. When the Central of Georgia Railroad was constructed, the canal closed. 

Now, there is a museum dedicated to the history of the 1880s canal, as well as information on archaeology, birding, and local attractions. There are over two miles of hiking trails departing from the museum taking you to the Ogeechee River. You can choose to hike along the river, hike along the boardwalk or through the forest. 

Activities you can do at Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum:

  • Camp overnight
  • Walk the various trails
  • Visit the museum

Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open Wednesday through Sunday. 

Price: $5 for adults, $3 for kids 7-17 and free for kids under 7. 

4 - Fort McAllister

If you are interested in history, specifically Civil War history, you should check out Fort McAllister nestled along the Ogeechee River. The battle of Fort McAllister took place on December 13th, 1864 and is recalled as an intense battle that lasted 15 minutes. 

Located just South of Savannah, this park features the military fortification of the Confederacy. You will see cannons, a hot shot furnace, barracks, and more. The Civil War museum on site has artifacts, a short video, and even a gift shop! 

Activities you can do at Fort McAllister: 

  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Fort tours
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking (4.3 miles of trails)
  • Bike rental
  • Kayak, canoe rental (season dependent)

Hours: The park is open daily 7am – 10 pm. The historic site is open daily 8am – 5pm. 

Price: $9 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $5 for youth. $5 to park. 

Fall is one of our favorite seasons in Savannah. Come visit this fall and make sure to check out South Key Management for our list of available properties for your stay. Remember: South Key Management is the key to your Southern comfort! 

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