Archive for the ‘Activities on Cumberland Island’ Category

Take a Tour of the Plum Orchard Mansion

June 2nd, 2011 by Seth

The Plum Orchard Mansion

This Classical Revival style mansion on Cumberland Island was completed in 1898 for George Carnegie as a wedding gift from his mother. When she spoke with the architects who were designing Plum Orchard, she told them that she envisioned a “simple house.” However, Plum Orchard is nothing short of magnificent.

Tours of this wonderful home are offered on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. You will be able to see how the Carnegie’s spent their time on Cumberland Island, how they entertained, how they relaxed, and how they have influenced the area’s rich history. You may even see one of Cumberland Island’s many wild horses on the lawn.

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Up Close with Cumberland Island’s Wild Horses

March 30th, 2011 by Seth

Catherine taking a photo of a wild horse on Cumberland Island

Catherine and her family spent the day on Cumberland with her mother and father. They explored the island and had a great time. As you can see, they were able to get some great pictures of Cumberland Island’s wildlife, specifically the wild horses.

Woodbine Crawfish Festival

March 23rd, 2011 by Seth

The Woodbine Crawfish Festival attracts nearly 20,000 people every year, and each one comes  looking to get a plate of delicious crawfish. It takes 4,000 pounds of crawfish to feed the crowd.

Crawfish is definitely the highlight of the event, but there are many

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Cumberland Island Ferry

February 4th, 2011 by Seth

Cumberland Island Ferry on the St. Marys River

Spring is the perfect time to take a trip to Cumberland Island. It is not too soon to start planning your Spring Vacation or Spring Break. The phones at the ferry office have been very busy with calls for reservations for March and April. There are even a few days that are completely full! Call now to get your spot on the ferry. If there are no spaces available for the day you would like, check back often with the ferry office.

Beginning March 1st, the ferry will resume its 7 day a week schedule. A 2:45pm return ferry will also be offered Wednesday – Saturday. The tour of the Plum Orchard mansion is still being offered on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.

Camping on Cumberland Island

January 10th, 2011 by Seth

Walter and Kirsten Heading to Catch the Ferry

Spring is the best time to camp on Cumberland Island, but the mild winter in Southeast Georgia means that the campers do not always want to wait until spring to enjoy Cumberland Island. Camping on Cumberland Island is a wonderful experience, with the beach nearby and the live oaks overhead.

Walter & Kirsten chose to

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