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Cannon's Point Preserve

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Lawrence Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-9109
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Blissful walk through the glory of nature

This preserve is coming back following Hurricane Matthew and Irma over the past two years. Grand... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim D
Perfect Moderate Nature Walk

The St Simons Land Trust has opened Cannon's Point to the public for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
WesternNYTravelFrog
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Dunkirk, New York
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Cannon's Point Preserve is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays 9am - 3pm. The non-motorized boat launch is open for launching from 9am - 1pm. There is a kiosk at the entrance to the Preserve where visitors will find maps and other information. On days when Cannon's Point is open to the public, there will be a volunteer on-site welcoming visitors. Cannon's Point Preserve has some of the last intact maritime forest on St. Simons Island and is rich in cultural and natural history. The peninsula has over six miles of salt marsh, tidal creek and river shore line that provide habitat for wildlife such as oysters, birds, fish, manatee and shell fish. On site visitors can view the ruins of a large plantation home, overseer's home, and slave quarters built by John Couper in the 1800s.
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Lawrence Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This preserve is coming back following Hurricane Matthew and Irma over the past two years. Grand views on either side of the peninsula. Well kept and maintained by the St Simons Island Land Trust.

Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The St Simons Land Trust has opened Cannon's Point to the public for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 9AM to 3PM. One has a voice of taking several trails through the property. Lengths vary from 2.7 to 5.66 miles depending which is selected. The main...More

1  Thank WesternNYTravelFrog
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Was on my list to see and we managed to get here from St. Augustine with plenty of time to take it all in. It is a long trail with stops at different points showing where slave cabins and the Overseer's house once stood. At...More

1  Thank Gazie N
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were a little confused by the map we picked up on the way in that there was only one parking area. The parking on the map and the signs you see out by the road don't refer to the same names. Once we parked...More

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Very interesting to see the history of an area that once was a farm and plantation. The trails around the property are very nice. Bring your water and I would recomend visting in the winter like we did, no bugs or snakes.

1  Thank pjfine
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I have gone twice. It is worth visiting and hiking the entire length of the plantation. It is long, however, it gives you a really great idea of the fauna.

Thank pjcharles
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Cannon's point is a bit off the beaten path on St. Simmons island and amenities are minimal. We lived in Brunswick 2 years before stumbling upon it in a small local magazine. It's basically up to you what you do there but hiking, biking and...More

1  Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent several hours biking our way through the preserve from the parking lot at Taylor's Fish Camp to Couper's Field Loop and back. The preserve is only open Sat, Sun, and Mon 9-3. You need to sign in when you arrive...More

3  Thank cathyd
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This was hard to find but worth the search. The scenery is fabulous. There was a number of extremely old live oaks that were spectacular! The tabby cabin by the fishing shack is well preserved and the plaque describing it really helped to set the...More

1  Thank Claudette C
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Cannon's Point has limited hours that it is open, so be sure to check those before going. The property was a former plantation but the buildings have essentially been destroyed. You can walk and see where the remnants of the structures. If you want a...More

1  Thank Kathy M
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Mary J
17 April 2017|
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Response from SSLT_Cannons_Point | Property representative |
Thank you very much for asking. No outside animals are permitted at the Preserve. You can visit the St. Simons Land Trust website to view what activities are permitted at our various properties.
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Jafa B
11 July 2015|
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Response from SSLT_Cannons_Point | Property representative |
The start of the hiking trail is marked by a wooden sign and directional arrow on the left side of the dirt road about a quarter of a mile through the pedestrian gate.
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rgorkowski
2 March 2015|
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Response from SSLT_Cannons_Point | Property representative |
From the Village you drive north to Frederica Road. Follow Frederica Road to the north end round about (by the Frederica Stables) and take the first exit onto Lawrence Road. Stay on Lawrence Road for 3 miles and Cannon's... More
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