Historic Green Space to Explore: Benefits of St. Simons Real Estate Ownership
St. Simons real estate goes beyond the multi-million dollar homes with spectacular, ocean views.
There are plenty of green spaces on the island too and one of the more popular, up and coming areas is Cannon’s Point. Cannon’s Point has been a part of island history for centuries but wasn’t open for public exploration until 2012. It was purchased at that time by a group who sought to preserve it, and they’ve slowly added some modern conveniences.
St. Simons real estate owners are welcome to hike the 608-acre property, which as we already mentioned, is largely undeveloped. Hiking trails in excess of 20 miles have already been cleared for visitors. However, the majority of them are only accessible by foot. As such, most visitors drive only as far as the old Taylor’s Fish Camp and hike the rest of the way in. Others may opt to park at the camp and then ride their mountain bikes as far as the unpaved trails allow.
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At this point, the main trailheads are the only areas with some modern conveniences in place. At the start of the trail, there are porta-potties, overlook, boat ramp and warming station that’s open year round, during the preserve’s normal hours of operation. At the end of the 4.4-mile hike in, there’s an observation tower at the loop that’s well worth the climb for those with enough stamina left to tackle it.
What’s beyond the fish camp? Well, St. Simons real estate owners will find four unique ecosystems as well as a series of ruins. The ruins largely date back to the Golden Isles’ Plantation Era. Among the most popular ruins are abandoned structures located near Beekeeper’s and Overseer’s Road. There is also a site that shouldn’t be missed along Couper’s Field Loop, which we briefly mentioned before.
Visitors who hope to visit all three should certainly allow at least 2.5-hours round trip, walking time. We also encourage St. Simons real estate owners to pack enough potable water to get them through the trip. To learn more about this site and other green spaces that make St. Simons a wonderful place to live, please contact our DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty Team today.