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The Hampton Spur Bike Trail, located in the community of St. Simon Island on Georgia’s southeast coast, is a relaxing ride that provides scenery of trees as well as the rivers and ocean surrounding the small island. The paved trail parallels Lawrence Road, separated from the roadway by a wide, grassy median, and travels to the northern portion of the area, passing Frederica Park along the way. Historic markers can also be found as well as stopping points for snacks and breaks.
Designated parking is available just near the beginning of the trail at Lawrence Road near the Frederica roundabout. Oglethorpe Point Elementary School is also near the trail on Frederica Road.
This trail is really a multi-use sidewalk with many intersections, traffic lights, lots of motor vehicle traffic, lots of starts and stops, with users who don't understand the protocol for using a multi-use trail safely and courteously. If you are a serious cyclist, I do not recommend this trail for all the above reasons.
We found bike paths all over the island. We could bike out of our VRBO which was on Demere Rd and go to the beach, restaurants and explored the Hampton Spur. Make sure you get to Dolce Dough for your morning donut and a southern Soul for BBQ.
The route was pretty but to close the highway. The very best thing about our day was Ft. Frederica… a pre revolutionary war settlement. Lots a history¿
We started at Frederica Park, road up to the entrance of the King and Prince, back down to Fort Frederica and went to the museum. We could have stopped in at Christ's Church, lots of things to see. As we road back to our starting point the overall trip was over 13 miles. A lot of fun and safe for the whole family.
The Hampton Spur is just the northern extension of 20+ miles of trails on St Simons Island that will take you all over the island. Although the trails roughly parallel the main roads, they are separated by a grassy median, and are shaded nearly everywhere. They take you through parks, neighborhoods, restaurant and shopping areas, and to the beach.
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