There are two things that the state of Georgia have that locals are very thankful for - amazing walking and hiking trails and beautiful, old, mossy oak trees. You can see both of these enchanting aspects in action together off the coast, on Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Gascoigne Bluff is just one park on the island, but it has to be one the most beautiful. It also has the most history that this island has. 

The Bluff had once been the headquarters for a military invasion, a Sea Island cotton plantation, the site of a lumber mill and a shipping point for timber, according to the Golden Isles Website. It was also Georgia's first naval base. 

Oak trees surround this area and have been used for more important things, other than taking pictures of. 

The timber of these trees was once cut and sent to help build the Brooklyn Bridge that is located in New York. 

Live oak timbers milled here in 1794 were used in building "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution, in 1874, according to the Island. 

It is not just a big area of history, but it is also a great place to spend a summer afternoon when you have no idea what you should do.

If you are into fishing, or your boyfriend drags you fishing every other day, there is at least a cool pier to do it off of. It is a great place to just stand and relax, or to partake in the activity. 

This bluff has 24-acres to explore, so it is sure to keep you busy for a few hours. 

Make sure you bring your tennis shoes and some discs for disc golf because there will be a lot of walking, and you will not be able to resist not playing a game or two.

There is a 6-hole disc golf course that you can play and try to beat others that are playing it as well. Playing this game while you are next to the backwaters of the ocean? It sounds like the perfect summer day.

We told you to make sure you bring your tennis shoes because the bluff also has fitness walking trails that are covered by huge oak trees that are too beautiful to pass up.

Whether you are into sports, fitness, fishing, or just spending the day in a park, Gascoigne Bluff should be your next adventure this summer. 

You can find this bluff at 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 and is free to visit. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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