Ride Between Civil War Battlefields (James Island): Not much remains of Fort Lamar on James Island, site of the Battle of Secessionville, save a few earthen mounds and an excellent views. Begin at the fort and pedal back towards Folly Rd. Take a left on Old Military Rd. and follow to Folly Rd. Turn left toward the beach. If you desire, take a 6 mile out-and-back side trip by turning right at Sol Legare Rd. The route borders the marsh for its entirety, passing through a historic Gullah community before opening up onto a vista. Back on Folly Rd,, continue to Center St. on Folly Beach. Turn left on Ashley Ave. and ride 4 miles to gaze across the inlet at Morris Island.
Directions from Charleston: Take the James Island Expressway to dead end at Folly Rd. Turn left, head 3.5 miles to Grimball Rd. Turn left, drive .5 mile to right on to Old Military Rd then left on Fort Lamar Rd.