Distance - 0.8 mi
Nightingale Trail is an excellent avenue to step off the main road into an immersion of picturesque maritime forest while exploring the historical south end. Located in the Dungeness vicinity, Nightingale’s two entrances are on the Main Road. For those day trippers exploring Dungeness Ruins, the Icehouse Museum, and Dungeness Beach, Nightingale’s 0.8 mile trail loop is an excellent introduction to a classic Cumberland Island Trail. Traveling through a corridor of palmettos, this trail showcases Cumberland’s striking wild, natural beauty. Many people believe this trail accesses the beach, however it loops around instead of entering the dunes (don’t be fooled by wildlife trails). Make sure and incorporate this trail into your south end adventures!