Engage with wildlife and the best of nature at the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, located in Macintosh, about 48 kilometers southwest of Georgia. People will be able to learn about the history of Harry Neck, as well as go hiking and biking; there are more than 15 miles. The shelter covers an area of 2,762 acres and was established on an abandoned military airfield that was transferred in 1962 by the Federal Aviation Administration. During the winter, you can enjoy the abundance of ducks that walk through the pools and swamps and, during the summer, observe the egrets and also the herons; and during the experience, an impressive 51-acre botanical garden.
The garden was planted in 1880, when owner H, B Miller planted Japanese wood plants, and in 1915, a bamboo forest was planted. The site was purchased in 1919 by Barbour Lathrop and leased to the United States Department of Agriculture. The gardens are believed to have the largest bamboo collection in the United States, which is open to the public.
What to doin Savannah's most beautiful parks and open spaces Forsyth Park takes up 30 acres in the heart of the city and is one of Savannah's largest urban parks; think of it as the city's answer to New York's Central Park.
Locals and visitors love Forsyth's relaxed atmosphere. At the north end of the park, you can pose for a photo at the 150-year-old Forsyth statue. Explore Georgia's maritime forests, salt marshes, and incoastal waterways at the 588-acre Skidaway Island State Park, located about 15 miles south of Savannah, in Georgia's Intracoastal Waterway. The Skidaway Wildlife Management Area has immaculate views, trails and campgrounds in pristine habitat.
The fauna here includes deer, fiddler crabs, reptiles, egrets and migratory birds. You can see the entire island from an observation tower and an interpretation center. See bald eagles, pumas, falcons, lynxes, red foxes, bison and toothed alligators along the two-mile hike through swamps and maritime forests. It's especially popular with little adventurers, who can walk around the farm area and see wolves up close at the Wolf Wilderness exhibition.
There's also an 185,000-square-foot educational building on Oatland Island that kids will love with more than 150 animals on site, such as pigs, ducks, sheep and cows. The park isn't that big and it's not far from Savannah's business district, it's the perfect place to have a good time. From mountain hikes to water parks and soccer games, there's something fun to do every season in Georgia. Forsyth Park covers 30 acres in the heart of the city and is one of Savannah's largest urban parks; consider it the city's answer to New York's Central Park.
Chippewa Square, one of 22 Savannah squares located in the historic district, is a great place to sit under the shade of live oak trees, right in the center of the city. One of the most popular places in Savannah is Chippewa Square; once there, don't forget to visit the bronze statue of General James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia. See Savannah's oldest standing structure, Wormsloe Village, as you stroll through this timeless setting. John Nolen designed Daffin Park in 1907, an 80-acre recreational park on the east side of Savannah, next to Victory Drive.
The park, which is located on Bull Street, was named after The Battle of Chippewa, which took place in 1812; the park was then established in 1815.The Tricentennial Park, located in the center of Savannah and very close to hotels such as the Alida and the Tryp, is a must for history lovers. From the mid-1730s, Noble Jones cared for and developed the park and inspired those who followed him to create the park, to what it is now. The large Greek Renaissance-style house, which dates back to 1847, has beautiful columns and a fence that surrounds it with medallions of prominent historic figures from Savannah.