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Moody Forest Natural Area–Tavias Trail

The Nature Conservancy
Baxley, Georgia 31513
Moody Forest Preserve webpage
Moody Forest Preserve map
Moody Forest Wildlife Management Area webpage

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Moody Forest Natural Area–Tavias Trail
Coordinates: 31.909221, -82.3123169
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About Tavias Trail
Tavias Trail is a three-mile loop trail which traverses several natural communities.

About Moody Forest Preserve
Moody Forest Natural Area is named for the Moody family, which arrived in Appling County in the mid-1800s and spent much of the next century on the land, living amongst the longleaf pine trees and alongside the Altamaha River.

Visit the preserve to hike its trails, though, and its name takes on a whole different meaning, one that perfectly encapsulates the ethereal beauty of the 4,426-acre wilderness. Old-growth longleaf and slash pines rise to guard the misty waters of the Altamaha River as it carves through cypress and tupelo swamps. Sunshine filters through dogwoods and basket oaks, tossing light and shadows onto fallen leaves. The sounds of nature are constant: the low call of wild turkeys, the echo of red-cockaded woodpeckers at work and the wind in the high canopy of longleaf pines.
From Moody Forest Preserve webpage