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Cannon's Point Preserve

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Enjoy the Maritime Forest via Bike

Wonderful day trip. I would suggest driving to the parking area with your bike. I biked 13.5 miles... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Decatur, Georgia
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 27 June 2018
Kim D
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Lawrence Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
+1 912-638-9109
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Wonderful day trip. I would suggest driving to the parking area with your bike. I biked 13.5 miles round trip from my home to the Preserve plus 5 miles inside the Preserve & it was a little more than I bargained for. I didn't see...More

2  Thank thestuarts220
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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.

1  Thank Kim D
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

3  Thank WesternNYTravelFrog
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

2  Thank Gazie N
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

1  Thank Katie F
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
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 paula c
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

2  Thank Patrick S
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
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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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.
Jafa B
11 July 2015|
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.
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