From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.
Photo: Gary Clark
The bicycling craze hit this island a century ago, when Jekyll Island was the exclusive winter playground of Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and their gilded ilk. A loop around the island today extends about 16 miles, mostly on a paved, flat path that runs for long stretches beside the beach. It also wanders past the grand Jekyll Island Club Hotel and some of the showplace “cottages” that survive from the island’s posh past; 877/453-5955 or jekyllisland.com.