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Cannon's Point Preserve

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Go early for great hiking

Excellent hiking, biking and history First, if you're visiting, take your trail bike. With limited... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2019
deanland22
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Acworth, Georgia
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If you can fit this in and arrange a Naturalist tour, well worth the time

Was lucky enough to spend some time with the one 'full time' naturalist on site. The trick with... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2019
Monty B
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St. Marys, Georgia
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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
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Lawrence Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Excellent hiking, biking and history First, if you're visiting, take your trail bike. With limited operating hours on few days, you'll cover this expansive historical and nature center much faster. It's a 2.5 mile walk down a Jeep road, with easy biking, to reach the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank deanland22
cannonspointpreserve, Manager at Cannon's Point Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. Time to plan your next trip with your bikes!

Reviewed May 11, 2019

Was lucky enough to spend some time with the one 'full time' naturalist on site. The trick with Cannon's Point is that it is only open to the public 18 hours a week....so arrange your visit precisely. They are doing great things on this 4000...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Monty B
Reviewed April 21, 2019

Beautiful area with lots of history. Free parking and clean rest rooms. Kids and adults should enjoy the beauty of the area and learn the history of the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John W
cannonspointpreserve, Manager at Cannon's Point Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed CPP! And we completely agree - it's so important for children and adults to learn about and enjoy the nature and history of the places they visit!

Reviewed March 24, 2019

Spent several hours here. It is such a beautiful and well maintained property that lets you experience American history at its finest. Wear bug protection as the mosquitoes and gnats must love history as well😁. It’s about a 2 1/2 mile easy walk to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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cannonspointpreserve, Membership and Outreach Manager at Cannon's Point Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

Maintaining and managing our properties well is incredibly important to us, so thank you for sharing your experience with that! We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Cannon's Point Preserve.

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Well maintained property. Has been owned by the saint Simons Island land trust since 2012 & open to the public more recently than that. Great slice of natural habitat for birds & wildlife along with floating dock for kayak entry & exit. You can walk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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cannonspointpreserve, Membership and Outreach Manager at Cannon's Point Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of CPP! We are so glad you had a great time. Come back and visit!

Reviewed February 13, 2019

We had a wonderful hike here and experienced great weather. Might encounter some mosquitoes, so be prepared. Great views into the marsh and interesting ruins from the plantation era.

Date of experience: February 2019
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cannonspointpreserve, Membership and Outreach Manager at Cannon's Point Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed yourself! The marsh views and ruins are two of our favorite things, too!

Reviewed September 16, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kim D
Reviewed March 12, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank WesternNYTravelFrog
Reviewed February 22, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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MMD08
July 31, 2019|
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Response from cannonspointpreserve | Property representative |
Keep them coming! We love questions and helping our visitors enjoy their time here the most. Long sleeves and pants are recommended for the entire Preserve as a precaution for ticks and chiggers. The area around the... More
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MMD08
July 25, 2019|
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Response from cannonspointpreserve | Property representative |
Thank you for asking such great questions! We hope that Cannon's Point is a fun place for ALL age groups. There are kid-friendly scavenger hunts located in the Education Pavilion at Taylor's Fish Camp. This is where our... More
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MMD08
July 24, 2019|
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Response from cannonspointpreserve | Property representative |
Hi there! Thank you for asking. The entire southern area of the Preserve is accessible by wheelchair, which includes the dock, the education pavilion and a quarter-mile loop with educational signage. We hope you get to enjoy... More
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