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Just south of Brunswick, Ga about 7 miles and north of Jacksonville, Fl about 75 miles lies Jekyll Island, Georgia. This island is very primitive in the fact that its’ inhabitants in the form of wildlife are protected and studied by young and old. The island is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide but boasts of 20 miles of trails to explore.
Bird watching is among the top most favorable activities on Jekyll. The Atlantic Flyway just so happens to run parallel to the island so seeing a lot of different birds is quite common. The Audubon Society has recognized Jekyll as an IBA or important birding area. The island is part of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail of which there are three birding sites located on the island for public viewing and observation. Every year in October Jekyll Island hosts the Birding and Nature Festival where bird lovers come from all over to take field trips to over 25 different locations.
Kayaking and canoeing the inland waterways of Jekyll is also among the top activities on the island. With the wildlife being protected, one can see a lot from a kayak or canoe. From native birds and fish to alligators, it’s like being in a zoo/acquarium with no walls. Take a guided kayak tour through the marshes and tidal creeks of the island and see as well as learn about Jekyll’s ecological system.
Nature walks are a great way to experience the primitive wildlife of Jekyll Island. There are 10 miles of tidal beaches that one can walk and explore marine life. Probably the most popular activity to do on Jekyll’s beaches is the Turtle Walk, where one can see turtles from May through August. A nightly walk on the beaches in search of Loggerhead sea turtle nests are conducted by a trained guide so that you can see and learn everything about this amazing migration from ocean to land and back to ocean. These guided and non-guided walks are perfect for the whole family to have an ecological experience during their vacation to Jekyll Island.
Whether you are interested in a educational vacation or just a getaway to the beach, Jekyll Island can accommodate you in both. From playing rounds of golf and enjoying modern lodging amenities to observing and learning about the marine coastal environment, guests of Jekyll Island, Georgia can leave appreciative and relaxed.
Jekyll Island by hyku
Wood Storks by willyk
The Marshes of Glynn by moultriecreek