nature trips

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One of southern Georgias best kept secrets, this park is known for agricultural history shown at Heritage Farm, with log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill and other exhibits. Kids enjoy feeding the park's farm animals, which usually include goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and donkeys. Overnight accommodations include camping, cottages, and the Burnham House, an elegantly decorated 19th century cabin perfect for romantic getaways. Seventeen-Mile River and a boardwalk wind through cypress swamp where rare and endangered plants grow. The pitcher plants shy Indigo Snakes and Gopher Tortoises make their homes in this wiregrass community. Birding and nature photography are exceptional. In 2009, the park added 13.4 miles of horse trails, as well as campsites just for equestrians. Ride-in sites are primitive, offering exceptional privacy surrounded by nature. Drive-in sites offer nearby water spigots, pit toilets, grills, fire rings and picnic tables. Stables are not provided. The park was donated to the state by a group of Coffee County citizens in 1970 and is named after General John Coffee, a planter, U.S. Congressman and military leader.

This was my first overnight camping trip. I happened to visit during a "ole time" farm festival so the park was packed and busy, but the trails were not. Other than a couple blow downs to skirt under, they were well maintained with the occasional, moderate accent. By the way, there are more trails available to hike on the other side of the river including some equestrian trails. I was uncertain about the rules of hiking or biking those, but I will ask before my next visit.

I love this trail not many like this in south Georgia.

Very nice trail and Park. Well maintained. Definitely will be returning.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Nice trail along the river and along the ridge

hiking
Sunday, October 13, 2013

I am still learning how to use this app. Started the track a bit into the hike. A good trail with quick access from the campground.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

walking
Saturday, October 12, 2013