Growing up in the North, I will always have a special place in my heart for it. But I haven’t missed Ohio winters one bit. Not having any snow was an adjustment my first Christmas in the South, but the cold weather was an adjustment for the better.
What I have missed about the North is fall time. I have so many fond memories of apple picking, pumpkin carving and the falling leaves that left an untouchable scenic view.
One thing the South is missing is fall. The weather slowly changes from 80 degrees to the 70’s, which is picture perfect weather, hypothetically. But there is just something about palm trees and mossy oak that just don’t do the fall time justice.
On a search for the feeling of fall this Thanksgiving, Randy and I decided to take a trip over to Whitemarsh Preserve.
After Hurricane Matthew over a year ago, the preserve has a different, less full look to it. But none the less it was the perfect place to adventure to, to get that fall feel that us Northerners were craving.
Whitemarsh Preserve is conveniently located right off the trail at the local YMCA. It is filled with runners, bicycles, walkers and dogs of every variety.
It is tucked away on our favorite island in the Savannah area, that we are lucky enough to call home, Whitemarsh Island.
A paved trail is placed right on the outskirts of the preserve, so you are able to bike ride, walk or run through a getaway in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Chatham County.
Along the paved trail are trails mapped out into the woods, the closet thing to hiking we have found. It is the perfect way to get out and enjoy mother nature.
We spent our Sunday, before heading back to work bike riding through the area. The trail includes a nice little bridge walkway through the marsh.
There is no better way to take a moment to slow down and appreciate God’s creation.
So if you are looking for a little fall in the South, Whitemarsh Preserve is where it can be found.