Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Smell the salt in the air, feel the distant ocean breeze and enjoy the breathtaking view of the marshlands of Glynn, all without leaving Historic Downtown Brunswick far behind. By Brian Crocker
The Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park is just one mile from Historic Downtown Brunswick. The town, with its Victorian commercial buildings, stately homes, shopping, art galleries and antique dealers, was proclaimed by George Washington as one of the five original ports of entry for the Colonies. The park joins the two forms of coastal Georgia, the natural and the urban. Visitors have access not only to the many offerings of Historic Brunswick, but also to a wondrous view of the enchanting and fragile ecosystem that stretches out toward the Golden Isles.
Stop by the pavilion inside the park and get geography and history lessons on the Georgia coast. Take notice of the intriguing displays that recount the lives of Ice Age animals that once roamed the area, along with information on the native peoples who occupied the land—the Timucua and Yamassee tribes. With easy access to the tidal creek and salt marsh habitats, anglers can try their luck at catching red drum, spotted sea trout, mullet, whiting and many other species.
Stand just on the edge of this sleepy Southern coastal town and take in the soft, blue-green marshlands, considered some of the most extensive, productive and famous in the world. The Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park allows you to experience to the fullest this unique stretch of the southeast Atlantic coast, beyond which you can also discover the white sands and tropical feel of St. Simons, Jekyll and Sea islands.