Just 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, the agrarian island of Wadmalaw still exists much as it has for a century. Liberia Rd. (SC 68) allows bicyclists to ride a 9.8-mile loop, or continue down Bears Bluff Rd. another 4.3 miles to White Point Landing and the confluence of the Wadmalaw and Edisto Rivers. Reward your efforts here with a visit to the Firefly Distillery’s tasting room (6775 Bears Bluff Rd.), where you can sample the original Sweet Tea Vodka and their authentic muscadine wines.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 S and quickly bear left after the Ashley River Bridge toward Folly Beach. Pass EarthFare on your right, cross another bridge, and take a right onto Maybank Hwy./SC 700. Continue across James Island, cross a bridge, then continue straight across Johns Island. Once on Wadmalaw, drive 2.5 miles and park at the intersection of Maybank and Bears Bluff Rd.