If you’ve never been to Cumberland Island, what are you waiting for?! Fun in the sun, sand, and tranquility await you. Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest, southernmost barrier island. You can enjoy the serenity of undeveloped beaches or take a ranger guided tour around the island. Here are some of the most popular things to do while visiting Cumberland Island:
- Outdoor Activities- ranger or self-guided hikes with over 50 miles of trails on the island, wilderness and developed camping, hunting, fishing, star gazing, bird watching, swimming, boating, biking, and more!
- Places to Go- Dungeness Ruins, Plum Orchard Mansion, and the First African Baptist Church in the Settlement (site of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette’s 1996 wedding).
- Museum- the Cumberland Island National Seashore museum offers information on the island’s primitive character, natural processes and the natural, cultural, historic and wilderness resources.
- Kids Activities- kids can become junior rangers and participate in the daily craft programs. A variety of educational programs both on the island and on the web are available as well.
- Guided Tours- the Footsteps tour, guided by rangers, takes you through the Dungeness Historic District. The Plum Orchard tour leads you through an early 1900’s home with memories of the Carnegie families all about. The Dockside tour highlights a variety of cultural and natural history topics, which are quite often seasonal.
To start planning your visit to Cumberland Island, visit the U.S. National Park Service site.
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