October 12-15, 2020: Autumn Adventures! Experience the Magic: Cumberland Island National Seashore and Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. An Event for Older Adults. This is always a favorite program each year. Register early to ensure your space.
EXPLORE WITH US:
Experience the Magic that is Cumberland Island and Okefenokee Swamp. Be transported back in history as you walk in the footsteps of early natives, missionaries, explorers and wealthy industrialists.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1936 to protect wildlife and for you to explore. The refuge is vast with 402,000 acres of cypress forest, marsh lakes and islands. It is filled with alligators, sandhill cranes, American woodstorks, red cockaded woodpeckers and over 400 species of other animals. Longleaf pine cypress, carnivorous sundews and other plants make up different habitats. Stroll the boardwalk, tour the area by boat, perhaps sight woodstorks, warblers, blue herons and alligators. Learn about the early settlers at the Chesser Homestead.
Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island, is noted for its 17.5 miles of shoreline. Its 36,000+ acres includes 16,850 acres of marsh, mud flats and tidal creeks. 9,800 acres are congressionally designated wilderness. It is well known for its wildlife: sea turtles, wild turkeys, wild horses roaming the beach, armadillos, shore birds. There are numerous historic structures on the island. The 45 minute ferry ride leaves from historic St. Mary’s, GA.
**Special Note: This program involves walking on uneven paths through the maritime forest as we explore Cumberland Island. Participants will be outdoors most of the day each day and are encouraged to dress accordingly: Layered clothing; closed toe shoes; hat; insect repellent.
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Epworth By The Sea, 100 Arthur J Moore Dr., St. Simons Island, Georgia.