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Earth Day Nature Trail

Brunswick GA 31520

The Earth Day Nature Trail provides hikers with a view of Georgia’s outstanding coastal marshes and wildlife. Sea ox-eye, periwinkle, pricklypear cactus, wax myrtle, red cedar, and smooth cordgrass are the plants typically found along the trail. The best time for bird-watching is in the early morning or late afternoon, when the greatest numbers of birds are active. Wood storks and brown pelicans are just a few of the species that feed and live among the marshes. The Earth Day Nature Trail is located south of Brunswick on U.S. Highway 17. Turn left on Conservation Way, and follow the sign to the DNR Regional Headquarters – the trail entrance is located at the northeast end of the parking lot.

Dirt path with lumber borders, footbridges, and decks.


Diagrams to build bird houses may be obtained at the receptionist desk located in the main office building. Types include Wood Duck, Bat Box, American Kestrel, Screech Owl.

The Earth Day Nature Trail is a cooperative project by: Coastal Georgia Audubon Society Coastal Georgia RC&D Council Eagle Scout Project, Group 248 First United Methodist Church, Brunswick Georgia Department of Natural Resources Georgia Pacific Georgia Power Company U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service

Trail Rules:

No smoking No fires No Pets No alcoholic beverages Do not disturb plants and animals Leave only your footprints


little overgrown, gotta duck (9/28/2006)

Unreachaable by path, on the W side of the north hammock, there is a bird roosting area and an eagle/osprey tower. To the west of this trail is a tidal ditch with water control structures. Sign at observation deck says steps are to access guided marsh walks, and indeed the steps were once blocked.

Hours: Daily During Daylight

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