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Hi everyone!

I was hoping someone here might have some ideas for me.  In June my family is driving from Pa to Fla and would like to take some short breaks from the car.  We find that short hikes really recharge us, but would love them to have a focal point as well - like a waterfall.

Does anyone have any ideas for hikes that are:
close to I95
1 mile or shorter
have something to look at

We will be making the drive over 2 nights, but will decide how far to drive each day once we have our breaks worked out. . .

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Near DC, just off the 495 Beltway is the various Billy Goat Trails near the "Great Falls of the Potomac".  The rapids are pretty cool.

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In SC check out the Francis Beidler Forest and the Palmetto Trail in the Santee National wildlife refuge. When you get to Georgia there should be quite a few options since I95 hugs the coast.
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About 20 years ago, I pulled off of 95 for a break and went to Santee State Park.  When I got there it said, "Closed on Tuesdays"

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Here's a good resource for South Carolina, SCTRAILS.NET.  Look at your map, see which counties you'll be driving through and check those counties on the trails map.

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Where in FL are you headed? If you can be persuaded to get off the interstate, take A1A from St Augustine to Ormond Beach. It is well worth the extra 20 minutes for 50 miles to see one of the most pristine sections of coastline in the state.

Take a stop at Gambler Rogers Rec Area and use the bathrooms/walk on the beach. And you must take the drive through the old Florida Oaks around Tamoka State Park. You'll see the sign for the turn off right on the road.

Check out http://www.floridastateparks.org for more info.


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