Day trip to Cumberland Island Georgia
Welcome to MooMoo Math and Science and my trip to Cumberland Island.
Cumberland Island, Georgia, is the largest of the Sea Islands of the southeastern United States
The island is 17.5 miles long and can be reached by ferry from Saint Marys Georgia.
The ferry ride was around forty minutes and the staff was nice and friendly.
The island has very limited amenities which include a small welcome center, restrooms, and water. No restaurants, paved roads, or lodging.
Upon arrival, we got on our bikes and went exploring on the main road.
There is a 4-mile hike you can take from the welcome which takes you to a small museum and the estate of the Carnegie called Dungeness. First built in 1884, the Dungeness Mansion was intended as a winter home for Thomas Carnegiehis wife Lucy, and their 9 offspring
We road our bikes on the main road which is a one-lane sandy road to Dungeness. At Dungeness, we encountered our first wild horses. They wander all around the island and pretty much keep to themselves.
We next made our way to the beach and ate lunch near the beach. The beach reminds you what Hilton Head looked like before tourists arrived. It was very relaxing.
After lunch, we were fueled up and ready for a 7-mile ride to the Plum Orchard mansion. This 22,000 square foot mansion was built by George Carnegie in 1898. The park service runs free tours of the mansion and I found it very interesting.
It was getting late so it was back to the ferry for the ride home. Camping is allowed on the island but we just took a day trip.
When we got back to the ferry we spotted a bald eagle which was a first for me. The day on the island was both fun, relaxing, and very interesting.
Thanks, Google Maps for Map of Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island Wild Horses // Unique Things to do in Georgia, USA!
I got dangerously close to the wild horses of Cumberland Island National Seashore, which is a national reserve area that is only accessible by ferry (which I got at Saint Mary's, GA). I'm making a video every day in December as part of #vlogmas, so tune in every day at 7p EST!
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Georgia's largest barrier island among the Golden Isles. The history of this place goes back to the indigenous peoples who settled there as early as 4,000 years ago & has a role in most every era of American history. There are White-tailed deer, squirrels, Raccoons, Nine-banded Armadillos, Wild Boars, American Alligators, as well as many marshland inhabitants. It is also famous for its feral horses roaming free on the island. Overnight and week-long camping are permitted.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
RV life and adventures with The Phoenix Ramblers : We lived in this area for many years and this was our first time to the island. Just a beautiful place. Wild horses, the beach, the ocean and ruins of days gone by.
Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia | Camping / Hiking Trip
This is a weekend trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia. We took a ferry from Saint Mary's Georgia to the Sea Camp dock and hiked 5.5 miles to the Hickory Hill Campsite.
On the second day, we hiked out to the beach. We were alone, it was incredible. Being that we had to hike 5.5 miles from the dock, there was no one for miles and had the entire beach to ourselves. Found some incredible shells and made memories to last a lifetime. We then left the beach and headed to Plum Orchard. And finally headed back to the campsite.
On the last day we woke up early to make the 10:15 ferry back to mainland. On the way back, we saw some horses on the trail, walked the beach about 5 miles back and stopped to watch the sunrise from the Atlantic Ocean.
We would all highly recommend a stay here at one of the wilderness campsites, such as Hickory Hill, Yankee Paradise, or Brickhill Bluff.
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Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA (Backpacking and Camping)
Cumberland Island hike (Jan 2013). Took the ferry over and hiked to Stafford Beach and set up camp. The next day we hiked up to Plum Orchard (Built in 1898 by Lucy Carnegie) and back to Sea Camp. We then took a quick trip down to Dungeness (Thomas Carnegie and his wife Lucy began building on the original Dungeness foundation in 1884. The Carnegie's Dungeness burned in 1959 and today only the ruins remain on the site). We then left on the early ferry the next morning. Shot entirely on a GoPro Hero3 Black in 1080 at 24 FPS.
Cumberland Island, Georgia Tour
In episode 007 of I Know Jax we visit the barrier island and National Seashore Cumberland Island, located near St. Marys, Georgia on the coast.
Cumberland Island contains four major historic districts and 87 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The island is also an important habitat for a number of important bird species including shore birds such as American Oyster catchers, Least Terns, and Wilson's Plovers. The island is an important stopover point for migrating birds on the transatlantic migratory flyway. Beside the beautiful nature and the majestic live oaks, Cumberland Island is probably most known around the world for the Kennedy wedding.
The First African Baptist Church was established in 1893 and then rebuilt in the 1930's. This church was the site of the September 1996 wedding of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.
Cumberland Island can be reached by ferry from St. Marys, GA. It's advisable to call ahead and book tickets, sometimes the ferry can be crowded. For an enjoyable visit prepare yourself by wearing comfortable walking shoes, packing a lunch, snacks, and drinking water, bring bug repellent, wear sunscreen and finally pace yourself, especially in the summer heat. There is camping on the island and there is an inn.
In our tour of Cumberland Island we visit Plum Orchard. The island is also famous for its wild horses that roam the island. You can see them around the Dungeness ruin or on the beach.
Cumberland Island is well worth a visit. It's a unique place where time has almost stood still for centuries. You really get a feel for what this area looked like when the first settlers arrived by visiting Cumberland.
This video was part of the Hit the Road Jax travel segment of I Know Jax, a TV show broadcast on CW 17 on Saturdays at 11 pm. For more information about the show, visit our website.
Backpacking on Cumberland Island in Georgia
Wherein we take a ferry to an island, hike a ton of miles with our awesome kids. And explore both ruined and restored mansions.
Cumberland Island Camping
Hiking and Camping on Cumberland Island National Seashore April 2012
Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, Georgia 2015
Cumberland Island In Time
The trailer for the full-length film.
“CUMBERLAND: Island In Time” is a documentary that tells the rich history of this unique and wild place -- from it's earliest beginnings to its establishment as a National Seashore.
Located just off the East Coast of the United States yet, a million miles away, Cumberland has been a haven for pirates, prisoners, and Presidents. Perhaps best known as the secluded paradise where John F. Kennedy and Caroline Bessette were married, the island has been home to Nathaniel Greene and the wealthy Carnegie family.
The film features rare never-before-seen footage from Carnegie family home movies and many unpublished archival photographs. It also includes footage shot on the island over a four-year period that shows Cumberland in its wild and untamed splendor, throughout the four seasons.
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Narrated by Grace Zabriskie
Original Music Score by James Oliverio
Edited by Amy Linton
Written, Produced, Directed and Photographed by William VanDerKloot
Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA (Backpacking & Camping): Day 1, Part 2: Exploring the Island
After taking the ferry, hiking to Stafford Beach campground and setting camp, we decided to explore a little. We headed to Stafford beach and were encountered by some wild horses enjoying the cool ocean breeze.
On Day 2 we plan to hike up to Plum Orchard (Built in 1898 by Lucy Carnegie) and then hike across the Cumberland Island on the Duck House trail with a brief stop on the primitive camping site, Yankee Paradise, before heading back to our campsite in Stafford Beach.
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Cumberland Island National Seashore
Camping on Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island National Seashore (2018)
Retired Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart discusses his work on the Cumberland Island National Seashore coin, the fourth release in the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters collection.
Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA, 22 Nov 2016
Sunset looking roughly SW from Sea Camp dock
located off the coast of Georgia--a barrier island once the home of the Carnegie family and marriage place of JFK jr. now a wilderness preserve
HIKING ON CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GA
Join me for my 5 mile hike on Georgia's pristine National Seashore. Only a max of 300 people a day can go here. I hiked down the coast, through several types of landscapes, past wild horses and old home sites, and to the white sand deserted beach.
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Cumberland Island is one of the Sea Islands of the southeastern United States and is the largest in terms of continuously exposed land. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia and is part of Camden County, Georgia (30°51′N, 81°27′W). Cumberland Island constitutes the westernmost point of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean in the United States. The island is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) long, with an area of 36,415 acres (147.37 km2 or 56.25 square miles), including 16,850 acres (68.2 km2) of marsh, mudflats, and tidal creeks. There is no bridge to the island; most visitors reach the island by the Cumberland Ferry from St. Marys.
The island has three major ecosystem regions. Along the western edge of the island there are large areas of salt marshes. One will also see gnarled live oak trees covered with Spanish moss and the palmetto plants at the edge of Cumberland's dense maritime forest. Cumberland Island's most famous ecosystem is its beach, which stretches over 17 miles (27 km). The island is home to many native interesting animals, as well as non-native species. There are white-tailed deer, squirrels, raccoons, nine-banded armadillos, wild boars, American alligators, as well as many marshland inhabitants. It is also famous for its feral horses roaming free on the island.