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.

Love it! Always see different wildlife!

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

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 :\

Sunday, January 08, 2017