Take It Outside

School bells are warming up around the country and parents are preparing their littles to get back to the grind of spelling tests and world history. The calendars will soon be filled with carpools, after school sports and club meetings, with little time to just enjoy the day. Studies show that children should be outside for 4-6 hours every day. Well, that may seem a tad daunting during the school year with homework, video games and time for Snapchat and TikTok. However, we still have a few precious weeks of the long summer days and it is not too late to get outdoors and run, swing and explore. If you are looking to make the best of these last few days of summer, take a look at 4 things you must do before summer ends.


Go for a picnic–We know, it’s a little old-fashioned, but it can still be a lot of fun. Pack a few of your favorite snacks, put some drinks in a cooler, grab your favorite blanket and your furry friends and head out to Bryant Commons. There is plenty of space to fly a kite or start a game of kickball with enough family and friends. If you are looking to get rid of some of the calories from your picnic, you can take a walk around the lake before you leave for a little exercise.

Photo by Leah Poole


Go fishing–There are some great places to catch a few fish here in Liberty County!

Eve Park- With a nearby playground and screened-in picnic tables, Eve Park is a lovely place to bring the entire family for some fishing on Colonel’s Island. Location: 234 Azalea Road, Midway

Sea Dog Charters- If you’d rather take your fishing excursion a little further out and have a professional on hand, Captain James is the person to contact! You can go out for 4, 6 and 8-hour fishing trips. He also offers boat rides with a history tour. Sea Dog Charters departs from Fort McAllister. Contact: Sea Dog Charters, LLC912-610-2710 or email [email protected]

Jones Creek Park- This hidden gem on the Isle of Wight includes a public landing for small boats, a fishing area, playground and sheltered seating for twenty. It’s a picture-perfect spot to spend the day, whether you go out onto the water or stay on shore. Location: 2059 Isle of Wight Road, Midway

Sunbury Boat Ramp- This exceptional location has a brand-new fishing pier, as well as a boat ramp so you can enjoy fishing on land or on water. Located right in the heart of Sunbury this spot will give you an unforgettable fishing experience. If you are lucky you may even see some dolphins swim up and down on Blackbeard Creek. Location: 2977 Ft Morris Rd, Midway

 

Photo by Leah Poole


Visit Fort Morris–This historic site is known for its connection to the Revolutionary War and the forgotten town of Sunbury. Fort Morris also has a fantastic nature trail. Walk the path that once provided security for the soldiers defending what would one day be Liberty County. Along this trail, you’ll have a view of St. Catherines Island, Liberty County’s barrier island. Fort Morris is also a stop along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail so keep your eyes open for hummingbirds, buntings, woodpeckers and more!

Photo by Leah Poole


Take a walk along the Historic Baptismal Trail–A historic trail in Riceboro, this nature walk is one we have fallen in love with. The path was once the trail taken by African Americans to be baptized into the Christian faith as early as the 1840s. It was an active holy place for the local First African Baptist Church until 100 years later in the 1940s. Now the site features a short walking trail perfect for an evening stroll. Head out to the boardwalk and you’ll still feel the sense of reverence the ancestors of our Geechee communities felt.

Photo by Leah Poole

 

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The Right Blend Blog is written by multiple different authors employed by the Liberty County Chamber/CVB.  All content provided on The Right Blend blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.