Explore St. Simons' Natural Beauty and Historic Sites
The Golden Isles offers a plethora of natural outdoor attractions and historic sites that keep visitors and locals alike occupied with a never-ending adventure of things to explore. Guided tours provide a wealth of information on our local heritage as well as our natural ecosystems, such as the coastal wetlands, marsh systems, byways, maritime forests, wildlife, and the exansive Atlantic ocean which surrounds Georgia' barrier islands.
Take a trolly tour of the island with stops at the Lighthouse, Fort Frederica and Christ Church. The trolley stop is located underneath the big oak tree by the Pier in St. Simons Island's Pier Village near 117 Mallery Street. Just look for the GREEN trolley! Please arrive 15 minutes early. 1.5 Hour Tours. Open Air Trolleys. Book Online or Purchase in Person. Available for Weddings, Parties and Private Tours.
With Bike the Islands, your private bike tour around St. Simons Island starts here. Whether it's a personal tour for a single rider or your exclusive entourage, we are ready to deliver a memorable bike tour that is perfectly suited for your level of physical ability and your interests. Treat yourself and see St. Simons Island from a beautifully different perspective.
Each bike tour lasts approximately 2 – 3 hours, depending on the physical activity level of participants. Most tour routes cover a distance of approximately 11 miles. Adult beach cruiser bikes and bike helmets are provided and included in the cost of the tour. Our bikes are designed for riders who are at least 5′ tall. Please contact us if you desire to use your own equipment. Offering 3 tours, including the New Day Sunrise Tour, Midday Sunshine Tour and the Island Sunset Tour.
St. Simons Island Nature & Eco Tours
Ansley-Hodges M.A.R.S.H. Project and Nature Trail
US Hwy. 17 South
Darien, GA 31305
US Hwy. 17, S.
Darien, GA 31305
Blackbeard Island Wilderness Refuge
Blackbeard Island, GA 31305
Altamaha Coastal Tours - Canoe and Kayak Wilderness Tours
229 Ft. King George Rd
Darien, GA 31305
St. Simons Land Trust
Home to more than 12,000 full-time residents, St. Simons is known for its stately live oaks, abundant salt and fresh water marshes, meandering creeks and rivers, and rich history. Spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder and tarpon are bountiful in the creeks and near shore waters. And, just offshore is the calving ground for the North Atlantic right whale - one of the world's most endangered large whale species. Not surprisingly, St. Simons is also a favorite destination for vacationers.
Like so many coastal areas, St. Simons experienced a population boom in the 1990s. Recognizing that the uniqueness of this barrier island would continue to attract new residents and thus be heavily impacted by development, the St. Simons Land Trust was born. Recognition is given to the vision of local leaders such as Ben Slade III, Frances McCrary, and Jim and Jeannie Manning who were the Land Trust's founding members, and the organization's first Executive Director, Catherine Main, who operated the Land Trust out of her home until 2001 when an office was opened on Frederica Road.
The St. Simons Land Trust has become a community institution entrusted with an extraordinary responsibility: to protect our scenic and historic treasures and to preserve the beauty and charm of our island for generations to come.
Since those early days, the Land Trust has preserved more than 1,000 acres (and another 200 acres in a nearby county). We also hold over 300 acres in conservation easements. We are guided in our work by our most recent strategic plan for land conservation on the island that has established target areas for our work and priorities for transactions.
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