Cannon’s Point Preserve
Cannon Point Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
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 on St. Simons 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 BC. 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.
Further Exploration of St. Simons Island
While history buffs will find Cannon’s Point Preserve a highlight of their island getaway, a trip this direction come with plenty of additional and nearby destinations to see, experience and explore. Whether you’re one who loves to discover new places through fantastic flavors or can’t wait to savor nature at its best, St. Simons Island has a little something for everyone. When you’re ready to expand on your list of fun activities to enjoy, be sure to add the following to the itinerary.
Frederica Golf Club
Once you’ve had time to enjoy Cannon’s Point Preserve, it doesn’t take long to make your way over to Frederica Golf Club for some enjoyable time on the greens. Located at 100 Pike’s Bluff Drive, Frederica Golf Club is a stop that promises to be as scenic as it is fun and challenging. Whether you’re new to the sport or arrive with a lifelong passion for golf, this stop is sure to please. Membership is required at Frederica Golf Club, but the cost to join comes with a long list of added amenities. Members can take advantage of access to fishing and boating at this stunning course as well as access to tennis and pickleball courts. Frederica Golf Club enjoys on-site dining options as well as a learning center and fitness center.
The Farm at Oatland North
Whether you’re traveling to St. Simons Island with little ones or just have a heart for creatures large and small, a trip to The Farm at Oatland North is an inspiring choice for a good cause. Situated at 70 Cannon’s Point Drive, The Farm at Oatland North functions as a dual working farm and animal rescue, allowing sick, injured, or abused farm animals a place to rehabilitate and live out the rest of their natural lives in peace. Visitors often make their way this direction in the name of volunteering but are just as welcome to come and give the animals some affection and time. Be sure to call in advance for an appointment to visit to make the most of the many on-site animals and enjoy conversation around the farm’s purpose as well.
Fort Frederica National Monument
A trip to Cannon’s Point Preserve is often well-paired with a stop at the iconic Fort Frederica National Monument. Found at 6515 Frederica Road, the remnants of this protective fort date back to the 1730s and provide a close encounter with how the Georgia coast was defended by the British against Spanish invasion.
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