Darien Camping and Other Outdoor Activities Worth Trying

Darien camping is a popular thing to do, especially if you plan to do some fishing while in town. For those that don't like to camp or fish, there are plenty of other outdoor activities to choose from to keep you busy.

Holly-Acres Campground
Darien, GA 31305

In Darien, camping choices for campgrounds are very limited, but Holly-Acres is one of the best around. If you do plan to camp in Darien you will want to be prepared for the weather, because of the heavy rainfall during the summer. July is actually the wettest month of the year despite having temperatures in the upper 90s. October is the driest month of the year, but your high temperatures are only going to be in the mid-60s. What makes Holly-Acres such a popular choice for camping is its close proximity to the outdoor attractions. While you're in Darien, camping can also be done in the nearby state parks.

Waterfront Park
Darien River
Darien, GA 31305

Located a short distance away from your Darien Inn, Waterfront Park is a great place for the entire family to enjoy. For the kids there is a nice playground for them, while mom and dad can sit back under the shade at the picnic area. The pavilion and docks that border the park are a great place for a stroll, but also offer some of the best fishing spots in town. The city even added lights for night fishing, and added benches so people could sit down and enjoy the view that the river provides. Every April, the Blessing of the Fleet takes place at Waterfront Park and brings rides and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

Sapelo Island
McIntsoh County, GA
(912) 437-3224

If you wish to visit Sapelo Island, you will need to call ahead to make reservations because only a limited number of people are allowed to tour the island each day. The only way to reach the island is by a ferry from the city of Meridian, which is about 8 miles away from your Darien Bed and Breakfast. Once you've reached the island you will be able to tour an old working lighthouse, which was built in 1820 and was restored in 1998. You can also get a glimpse of the beach and dune system of the island, as well as the salt marsh and the forested uplands.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
5556 U.S. 1
Brunswick, GA 31525
(912) 264-7333

For the history buffs out there who have wanted to see what a real Southern plantation looked like, the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation will take you back to the mid-19th century. While touring the plantation, located in the Altamaha River delta, you will get an up-close look at the work involved in running an old rice plantation. Inside the house you be able to see the original furnishings for each room. You can also follow one of the three trails that lead around the 1,200 acres of the plantation, which make for some great birdwatching.