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Greyfield exterior, Cumberland Island, Georgia

Cumberland Island: Georgia’s hidden gem

Fifteen barrier islands line the coast of Georgia. The southernmost and largest is called Cumberland.
Greyfield Inn

Live like a Carnegie at Greyfield Inn

Originally part of a sprawling estate built by the Carnegie family at the turn of the 20th century, the colonial-style Greyfield mansion is the only hotel on Cumberland Island.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Six of Georgia’s natural wonders

From rivers to caves, swamps to beaches, our state has a lot of natural beauty. Six wonders, including Okeffenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Ellison's Cave, Ossabaw Island, and more.

On Island Time: Sweet seclusion

When I consider all the hours I spend in traffic, it’s downright distressing. That’s why, when it comes to vacations, I opt to go somewhere serene and congestion-free—somewhere like Bald Head Island.

27. How to visit Cumberland Island

Arrange a day or camping trip through the National Park Service, with ferry rides from St. Mary’s.

3. Dungeness, Cumberland Island

The 18-mile island’s crown jewel was once Dungeness, a 59-room mansion built by the Carnegie family in 1884.

Get away to Cumberland Island

While I was sifting through the hoards of conch shells, disc clams, and horseshoe crab remnants left on Cumberland Island National Seashore by a generous surf, something in the distance caught my eye: two majestic creatures at water’s edge, standing so close together that they appeared as one hulking beast.

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