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Winter Fun in the Golden Isles

January 19, 2021

Winter  Activities  in the  Golden  IslesSt. Simons Island Winter Activities for Families

  1. Bike Riding

With miles of winding bike paths, you can cover most of the island without setting foot on the road.  From the miles of beaches to the canopy of oaks, bike trails line one end of the island to the other.  Take a lunch break at the Pier Village, or go shopping in Redfern or the Shops at Sea Island.  For a challenge take your ride all the way to Christ Church or Fort Frederica.

  1. Historical Attractions

Winter in the Golden Isles is the ideal opportunity to learn about the the rich history of St. Simons Island. Visit Fort Frederica and learn about and how it guarded the coast from the Spanish.  See the ruins at Cannon’s Point or the historic cemetery at Christ Church.  Off the island you can see what life was like at an authentic rice plantation at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, or explore Jekyll Island and its historic mansions.

  1. Jekyll Island Treasure Hunt

A bucket list item for sure the Jekyll Island Treasure hunt is fun for all ages and is a great way to see another part of Golden Isles.  Each year Jekyll Island selects artist from across the country to make one-of-a-kind glass floats, similar to what fisherman used in the early 1900’s to mark their nets. These floats are hidden across Jekyll Island for lucky folks to find.  You never know where they are hidden, but if you don’t find a glass float, you’ll be sure to find other treasures.

  1. Pet Friendly Fun

Although our beaches are pet friendly year-round, during the winter months pets enjoy unrestricted access on the beach. Take them for a run on the beach any time of day, or one of the many dog parks that are spotted around the island.  For a special treat, check out Island Dog and next door you can sit outside and enjoy a pet friendly lunch at Mallery Street Cafe. We know our furry friends are family members too, so be sure to check out our pet friendly rentals so they can enjoy a winter getaway with you!

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