Wednesday, June 6, 2012

St. George Island: Guide to Outdoor Activities

St. George Island vacation rental,
with private beachfront pool.

If you are taking a vacation in one of the St. George Islandvacation rentals you can make the most of your stay by enjoying the many outdoor activities the island has to offer. When not relaxing on the beach, you can swim in the crystal waters or hunt for shells in the white sand. But that’s not all the island has to offer.

Fishing is a very popular activity on this barrier island. You can easily rent a boat and equipment from one of the many marinas or sporting goods stores. If you have your own boat, simply utilize the islands docks and boat launches. Fishing has never been better and you can try to lure a wide range of fish including redfish, tarpon, bluefish, striped bass, speckled trout, snapper and mackerel as well as delicious oysters and shellfish.

For golf aficionados, St. George Island has St. Joseph BayGolf Club. You’ll enjoy swinging your clubs on this superb, 18-hole championship course located on the scenic St. Joseph Bay. The course is home to verdant fairways, sloping greens, mature trees and strategically placed hazards that will entertain and challenge amateur and expert golfers alike. If you are traveling to Florida and looking for some golfing while your there, check out the St. George Island vacation rentals with combined golf and lodging deals, or ones that are near or on golf courses.

Tate’s Hell State Forest
If you’re in the mood for hiking or camping a visit to Tate’s Hell State Forest is a must. The forest sprawls over 202,437 acres and is home to a wide range of hiking trails where you can catch a glimpse of endangered species such as the American Black Bear, the Bald Eagle and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. It’s also a great spot for picnicking and camping with over 35 miles of creeks, streams and rivers suitable for canoeing, boating and fishing.