St. Simons Island, Georgia is an incredible place to find yourself when you’re craving time spent on the sand and under the sun. While there’s much to enjoy in the way of shopping, dining, and entertainment, St. Simons Island is also an oasis of wildlife and natural wonder. For those looking for things to do in St. Simons and are interested in making the most of the island’s plethora of protected natural land, be sure to find time on the itinerary for a trip to Cannon’s Point Preserve.
Located at Cannon Point Road on the north end of the island, this 600-acre space dedicated to conservation and public exploration is an incredibly diverse destination where ecosystems and habitats native to St. Simons Island thrive. Guests are invited to come and wander, observe and explore Cannon’s Point on St. Simons at will. A maritime forest, marshlands and stunning wildlife await as well as opportunities to encounter the species that call the lower Altamaha River delta their home.
Cannon’s Point Preserve is also a destination that sparks the interest of those looking for things to do in St. Simons with a heart for history. Across the 600 acres, guests will frequently come across a collection of middens and shell rings, some dating back as long ago as 2500 BCE. As you wander, keep your eyes open for 19th century plantation ruins that still stand and make for an incredible moment when you find them. Today, Cannon’s Point Preserve is owned and operated by the St. Simons Land Trust and is open to the public Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring plenty of water, bug spray and wear appropriate clothing for making the most of the great outdoors.
Savor a Stay at Cannon’s Point on St. Simons
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