Native Americans feasted here, colonists built a fort, and the Smart Set of the 1920s came for vacations. A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it was a colony. Todays visitors come for boating, fishing, off-road bicycling, and hiking. A key attraction is the restored Ribault Club. Once an exclusive resort, it is now a visitor center with meeting space available for special functions. Behind the club, small boats, canoes, and kayaks can be launched on the tidal waters.
This is a great little trail with a lot of variety and a few scattered "learning stations" with facts about the plants and wildlife, along with controlled burns and stuff like that. About a mile into the hike, there's a beautiful stop off by a pond that's definitely worth a look. Towards the end of your hike you have the option to visit Point Isabel which is absolutely gorgeous with a great view of the river and dunes, and plenty of neat birds. Right at the end of the hike, you can also take a short climb up Mount Cornelia, the highest point on the southeast coast. Make sure to bring plenty of bug spray though, we brought home a couple ticks with us :\