On the St. Mary’s River

Rather than spending my spring break venturing off to exotic places, I went home to my own special piece of nature in southern Georgia. My home is on the St. Mary’s River, which runs on the border of Georgia and Florida in southeast Georgia.

Facts about the St. Mary’s River:

  • The St. Marys begins in the Okefenokee Swamp and flows along a twisting 130-mile-long path into the Atlanta Ocean at the coast.
  • Many native plant species are found here, including: longleaf pine, American holy, southern magnolia, and many more.
  • Wildlife in the area includes: bald eagles, white-tailed deer, black bears, alligators, otters, manatees, and more!
  • The river, which is largely uninhabited, is mostly used for recreational and sightseeing purposes.

Basically, the river is beautiful, natural, and amazing!

I spent my spring break walking the banks of the river, and out in the boat taking in the beautiful weather while enjoying the river itself. While also having the luxury of the river, we own several hundred acres of land–mostly trees and paths. You know what that means? Nature walks galore. My favorite!

Here are some pictures from my visit home:

View from the bluff

Tracks found on one of our paths (Chapstick used to measure size; my dad's idea, not mine!)

View from the bluff: our dock and the river!

I’m so thankful to be blessed with such a beautiful place to call home. The St. Mary’s River is truly a wonderful place.

Is there somewhere special in nature that you love to go? Somewhere like a river, lake, or maybe just a park?

If there is, we want to hear about it!

Like we said before, we want to hear about awesome spring break experiences! Or even just a place in nature that is special to you!

Comment on this post if you want and tell us. Or email us and you’ll get your own post!!



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