The Okefenokee Trail may sound like a trail which an adventurous traveler might follow through remote and dangerous places. Or a type of trail which might lead to some long forgotten ghostly place once settled by an ancient people. Or maybe even a trail which might lead through some ancient land to a place of romance and adventure. BUT…. It is not any of these, at least not exactly.
The Okefenokee Trail was created by an act of the Georgia State Legislature, not an ancient tribal group or band of explorers. The act is called House Resolution 1661 and dedicates the Okefenokee Trail and the renaming of a bridge near the town of Folkston, Georgia, in honor of a man by the name of Herschel Stokes. It is a system of paved roads which largely encircle the great Okefenokee Swamp of South Georgia.
This system of roads includes state route 177. This road enters the north side of the Okefenokee swamp and exits the south side… but the two ends do not connect! There is NO road going through the heart of the swamp! So….what lies between the two ends of the interrupted state route 177?
That’s a topic for a different post! (Stay tuned) J
|Sunset over the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp|