Don't you just want to get away sometimes, but not so far away that you have to sit in the car for hours? Here in Georgia, we are lucky because there are many "staycation" options. One treasure to explore when you need a time-out from the city is Cumberland Island, a little slice of paradise right here in our state, with tons of wild horses, beaches and trails to hike.\nEditor's Choice: 2 Chainz Just Opened His New Atlanta Restaurant & The Food Looks Fire (PHOTOS)\nTo get there, head down to St. Mary's, where you will find a ferry that will take you to this magical off-the-beaten-path island. You can only get there by ferry, so you know there will be no traffic to get to your destination.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Wild Cumberland (@wild_cumberland)\nOne thing you might notice as soon as you arrive on the island are the horses that roam freely. They were first brought here in the 1700s as livestock and just never left.\nThey are considered wild animals, so the island asks you to stay 50 feet away from them, but you can take as many photos as you want!\nYou can start off your vacation on a smooth and easy hike through the island, passing under many live oaks to keep you shaded during your trek.\nThere are more than 50 miles of walking trails but according to the official website, Dungeness Roadways, River Trail, Nightingale Trail, and the Parallel Trail to Little Greyfield Road are the most popular.\nView this post on Instagram Sunset at the Dungeness Ruins on Cumberland Island. I stayed over at the Greyfield Inn so that once the last ferry left, I had place all to myself. The island is home to herds of wild horses with lots of foals this time of year. Sony A7rii FE 24-70 F2.8 GM (47mm) 1/15 sec, f/13, ISO 400 A post shared by Art Shad (@artie.jr) on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:27am PDT\nSome hikes take you by the Dungeness Ruins, which are the remnants of the mansion built by the Carnegie family in the 1880s. You can walk through them and take in what used to be a massive, beautiful winter home on this secluded island.\nThere is also a museum on the island called the Ice House Museum. Here, you can stop to learn about the island's history.\nAfter you explore the island a bit, you can take a dip into the 17 miles of beach it has to offer.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by katy 😇 (@katy.thompson)\nThis is a wild island, and the beaches are no different. Make sure you take precautions while swimming, and always check for weather advisories before you hop in!\nIf you are not into camping, you are more than welcome to just visit the island and explore. You can pay a park entry fee of $10 that is good for one week.\nIf you are a fan of camping, you can pitch a tent on one of the island's many campsites. The nightly price ranges from $9 to $22 a night but make sure to check the website for availability and permits to camp.\nThe Visitor's Center is open daily for visitors from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.