Hiking through the island's wilderness can be exciting for the adventure lovers. You are advised to make reservations as early as six months advance to avoid disappointment.
The forests boasts of towering oaks covered with Spanish moss habitat for armadillos, deer, hogs, rabbits, turkeys, raccoons and horses. Marshes and estuaries are full of fish, ducks and crabs. Island's history is equally exciting. It was home of seven Native American tribes settled by both Spanish and English explorers. The famous Carnegie family bought the island in 1880s.You can find the ruins of their magnificent mansions sprinkled over the place.
You can reach the island via the Cumberland Queen Ferry, which departs daily from St. Mary's docks. The best time to visit is from March through November. If you are looking for memorable experience than the virgin beaches of Cumberland Island are just right for you.