A Continuing Care Retirement Community offering comprehensive services
for your needs now and in the future. For couples, the continuum of care provides
increased health support if that becomes necessary while allowing both of you
to remain in the same community.
With a variety of care options, Presbyterian Village can be your home for a lifetime:
Residential Living • Supportive Living • Memory Care • Skilled Nursing
Presbyterian Village • 2000 East-West Connector • Austell, Georgia 30106 • 770.819.7412
untouched 17 miles of beaches are
alluring and, after hours of exploring,
a dip in the water feels
wonderful. There are campground
bathrooms nearby if you’d rather
change into a bathing suit and
change out instead of wearing one
• If you want to do as much exploring
as possible, bring or rent a bicycle
on the island. For $10, you can bring
your own bicycle on the ferry or, for
$16, you can rent one of the
bicycles on the island. The ones on
the island aren’t anything fancy –
no gear shifts – but the island is
pretty level and they make exploring
a breeze. Speaking of breeze,
you’ll need one from the bike to
beat the heat!
• Sunscreen and bug spray are key.
Be sure to put both on before you
load the ferry, and it wouldn’t be a
bad idea to carry some travel sized
sprays and lotions with you onto the
• Grab a map when you get there, but
don’t feel beholden to it. One of the
best parts about exploring the
island is just that – exploring. You
never know which path will lead
you to a hidden group of wild
horses or a stretch of beach that
you weren’t planning to see. Just
make sure you don’t try to explore
private land, which is marked by
• Keep track of the time – the ferry
only leaves twice a day. If you miss
it, guess what? You’re camping.
Explore the south side of the island
first, where the ruins are, then hit
the beach. The north side of the
island has its own beauty and
charms, but it will take you about 7
miles along the roadway before you
get to anything see-worthy, so
going there and back will take a
large chunk of your time.
• For now, face masks are still
required on the ferry for all passengers.
Sit up on the top deck for the
best views and breezes, as well as
maximized spacing. You will not be
allowed to board the ferry from St.
Marys nor Cumberland Island
without wearing a face mask.
• DO NOT TOUCH THE WILDLIFE.
That should probably be self-explanatory
but, while the horses
seem docile and don’t really seem
to notice that you’re there at all,
they will bite and will be hostile if
you get too much in their space or if
they feel threatened. The same
goes for deer, turkey and the many
other creatures inhabiting the
island. They are called “wildlife” for
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