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Nature, Recreation and Tourism

Recreation

Living along the coast, you are aware of nature’s awesome power and beauty.

The Intracoastal Waterway beckons the spirit as well as the sailor to come explore. The incredible wildlife afoot in the savannahs and marshes of the Georgia coast continually fascinate and captivate. Whether you have your own dock or use one of the marinas or public access areas, and whether it’s a canoe, kayak, powerboat, or seagoing yacht, whether it’s cane pole fishing or deep sea angling, the water sportsman has it all at his doorstep in Bryan County.

If staying on dry land yet close to the coast is your delight, you’ll enjoy the myriad of trails and scenic roads that pass through and under centuries-old moss draped live oaks. Whether you are a birdwatcher, avid hiker, horseback rider, canoeist or bicyclist, the planned Coastal Georgia Greenway is eagerly anticipated. It is part of the national trail known as the East Coast Greenway, a continuous route from Maine to Key West, Florida. The Bryan/Richmond Hill section of the greenway will offer local residents points of interest near their homes, as well as attract tourists on longer trips who are looking to experience the rich natural beauty and culture to be found along the East Coast.

Tourism

Richmond Hill’s historic J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area and is home to the Veterans Monument and the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (www.goseafoodfestival.com The park is ideal for picnics, sports activities, canoeing, birding, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking or a leisurely stroll. Attractions include a 10-acre lake, a 3-mile walking trail, a bird tower, two restored Henry Ford era homes and several event facilities, including the 25,000-square-foot covered pavilion, the outdoor amphitheater, John W. Stevens Wetlands Center and the Richmond Hill City Center (www.richmondhillvisit.com).

In Pembroke, Hendrix City Park is where families cook out and children enjoy the playgrounds, basketball hoops and tennis courts. Be sure to visit the Old City Jail, built in 1912. The jail was a one-room brick cube with barred windows and an armored door. The jail remained in operation until the 1950s and now serves as a museum.

Nature

Southeast Georgia is a golfer’s mecca with several world-class championship courses within easy driving distance. An hour’s drive down the coast is St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Jekyll Island, each with superb courses to challenge the most talented golfer. Augusta, home to The Masters, is a short drive north, while world-class Hilton Head is also just a few minutes to golfing paradise. In the Savannah area, you will find courses such as Southbridge, Willow Peg and Crosswinds, while two fine golf courses are right in Bryan County. Black Creek Golf Course in upper Bryan, with its full-service clubhouse, has been a long-time favorite of South Georgians. Located in the heart of historic Richmond Hill is Sterling Links Golf Club. Created to entertain and challenge the novice and expert alike, the course offers beautiful rolling fairways and champion Bermuda greens.

The entire family will love getting away for a relaxing weekend at the beautiful Fort McAllister State Park and Campground. Just steps away from your campsite, the historic fort, museum and playground along the Ogeechee River provide endless fun for everyone. Many other quality camping facilities are sprinkled throughout the county for easy access by residents and tourists.

If you are just visiting, on vacation or here on extended business, you will want to take in the sights of historic Savannah, or drive out to the beach and lighthouse at Tybee Island, both just a half hour away. If you have a few more hours to spare, drive south to Brunswick and the Golden Isles to savor fine seafood restaurants and the irresistible charm of island life.

The coastal lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. Come experience what is making Bryan County one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia. Coastal living at its finest!

ACCOMMODATIONS
Visitors needing overnight lodging in Bryan County will find numerous nationally known hotels located on the I-95 corridor. Travelers needing group rates will find excellent service from any of the hotels and motels listed in the Chamber directory. Those needing weekly or monthly rates will find area hotels eager to work with them. Those inquiring about discount rates will find several area hotels offer rates for AARP members, for the military and for government or corporate employees. The management and staff of area hotels specialize in Southern hospitality.

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