Top 10 Things to Do in Kingsland, Georgia - Lovetown, USA
OWN TV | July 19, 2012
After a nationwide search, Oprah selected Kingsland, Georgia, to be the location of her new reality series, Lovetown, USA. Local residents say that one of the greatest things about Kingsland is its small-town hospitality, but if the name is new to you, here are 10 places to explore when you're in the area. Plus, discover five popular destinations that are just a short drive away.
Top 10 Things to Do in Kingsland
Kingsland Historic Depot & Lovetown, USA Exhibit: In addition to its status as "Lovetown, USA Headquarters," the Kingsland Historic Depot, which opened its doors to the public in May 2012, is the new home to the Kingsland Downtown Development Authority, welcome center for the Historic Kingsland Downtown District and trailhead of the Okefenokee Trail.
Beau's Barnyard: Get up close and cuddle baby chicks, bunnies and more. Built for visitors, it is a one-of-a-kind experience for young and old alike.
Laurel Island Links Golf Course or Trident Lakes Golf Club: Tee it high and let it fly at two of the local year-round courses in the area.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge: Also known as the Land of the Trembling Earth, this is an area not to be missed. Swamp boat tours carry you into the wild—you may even see a gator or two.
Cumberland Island National Seashore: Here you can find more than 17 miles of secluded white sandy beaches, wild horses, historic ruins and a glimpse of the Carnegie lifestyles of the past.
St. Marys Submarine Museum: This museum, the largest of its kind in the South, houses the legacy of submariners and the history of their boats. A working periscope gives you a bird's-eye view of Kingsland's waterfront area.
Up the Creek Xpeditions: Get your feet wet during kayaking trips through coastal Georgia and Florida waterways, or experience stand-up paddleboarding for the first time.
Woodbine Opry: At this old-timey music get-together, you'll only be a stranger once. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the night is filled with sounds of bluegrass, gospel and traditional country music.
Colonial Coast Birding Trail: Birders can visit three sites along the coastal birding trail and see hundreds of species living in the Cumberland Island National Seashore, Crooked River State Park and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Fishing charters, scenic sails and scuba: Diving adds to the entertainment in the area and fills your days with fun. Choose from a variety of options at VisitKingsland.com.
Emerald Princess II Casino cruises — Brunswick, Georgia (33 minutes)
On day and evening cruises, you can enjoy the highest-quality gaming action in the Southeast.
The Golden Isles of Georgia — Jekyll Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island and Little St. Simons Island (38 to 45 minutes)
Fill your day by shopping, hiking, bird-watching, golfing or exploring the sandy beaches.
Lady Jane Shrimping Excursions — Brunswick, Georgia (34 minutes)
Experience a unique shrimp-trawling excursion.
To the South
Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island — Fernandina Beach, Florida (23 minutes)
Beachcombing and surf.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens — Jacksonville, Florida (29 minutes)
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!