Folkston | St. George | Homeland
Experience rural Southern Georgia, with a taste of authentic, small-town charm. This central hub is an excellent getaway or forever home, complete with beautiful sights, outdoor exploration, and rich history. Get up close and personal with trains by relaxing under the Folkston Funnel, visiting the historical train museum, or even sleeping overnight in a train cart. Explore what lurks in the depths of the “Land of The Trembling Earth” at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Take a step back in time and see how the early swampers dwelled and climb to the top of Owl’s Roost to overlook the swamp prairies. Once you’ve delved into the history and swamp stories, head over to Okefenokee Adventures where you can adventure on their boat tour, kayak guides and rentals, and so much more. Photograph the over-hanging beauty and listen for the light knocks of the endangered red cockaded-woodpeckers or the calls that sound identical to the sounds of a monkey. Believe me, you will not believe what animal they really come from! The downtown is like something you would see in a small-town Hallmark movie. Many of the shops and eateries that fill the historic downtown buildings pay a special homage to the trains and swamps at the heart of Folkston through their murals, memorabilia, and even their own heritage.
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