In addition to miles of sand fringed with beach grass and cooled by salt breezes, Cumberland Island National Seashore is the spot to star-gaze, hike meandering trails, bird-watch and catch cultural sights, all within easy reach of the Landmark Historic District of Jekyll Island, to the north.
Located in Memorial Park's hardwood forest, natural habitat exhibits of non-releasable native wildlife are used to teach about wildlife and the environment. Resident animals include three black bears, including 2-year-old siblings Athena and Yonah, bobcats, white-tailed deer, river otters, owls, a bald eagle, and more than 120 species of wild, free-living animals. Free. Open 9 a.m. to sunset daily. The exhibit hall, which features amphibians and reptiles, is open for exploration every Saturday, with projects for young visitors and live animals to see and touch.
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