Dunham Farms Country Inn Georgia - Where Relaxation Meets Refinement

Dunham Farms Day Trips

Day Trips

Back not too long ago, folks in Coastal Georgia liked spending leisurely days in the country. Today, visitors to Savannah can do just that with natives who know. Paddle a kayak through pristine marshes and earn bragging rights with your friends... Meet a great blue heron as it takes flight... Unwind in 8,000 private acres with a master naturalist... Enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by a personal chef... Explore the grounds of a real Georgia plantation in the same family since 1755... Hear entertaining stories, learn a little history you didn't know, and tour an 1840s plantation home with a noted historic preservationist and professional historian... All this while spending a day in the countryside of Savannah at Dunham Farms!

From hiking to birding to kayaking, Dunham Farms offers active pursuits for all interests and skill levels. We specialize in teaching beginners!


There is no better way to experience the beauty and peace of Georgia’s coastal marshes and tidal creeks than by kayak. There are three ways to paddle at Dunham Farms:
  • Join one of our scheduled kayak excursions.
  • Organize a group of 6-12 people and schedule a private excursion.
  • Stay overnight and bring your own boat – or schedule a special guided excursion using one of our boats.

Plantation Heritage Walk

A leisurely guided tour of Palmyra and Springfield Plantation complete with historic highlights from the Guale Indians to Spanish and English colonists to pirates to the Civil War up to today. It's a fascinating, true story of a remarkable place through time.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Walking Distance: >½ mile, flat terrain
  • Cost per person: $5 plus tax
  • Minimum: 6 people (or $30 plus tax for groups smaller than 6 persons)
  • Maximum: None

Riverside walk

Learn about the nature of our coastal forest and its climax species the magnificent live oak, Georgia's state tree, on this beautiful riverside walk. Visit members of the Live Oak Society which limits its membership to oak trees larger than 25-feet in circumference. You'll see 500-year-old trees the King of England once prized for ship building, and you'll walk amid the ancient oak grove that was left behind when timbers were cut for "Old Ironsides," the USS Constitution.

  • Duration: 1½ hours
  • Walking Distance: >½ mile
  • Cost per person: $6 plus tax
  • Minimum: 6 people (or $36 plus tax for groups smaller than 6 persons)
  • Maximum: None

Lectures, Tours & Workshops

Dunham Farms presents a wide variety of workshops and talks on history and ecology:

  • Nature/Environment
  • History
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • Eating
  • Meeting
Nearby Activities and Attractions

Exploring: Coastal Georgia offers lots of excellent touring opportunities. Visit a natural barrier island, stroll through beautiful historic Savannah, paddle the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp, or soak up the history of the area. Please ask your hosts for suggestions.

Birding: Ample birding opportunities abound at Melon Bluff. Habitats include salt marsh, blackwater swamp, pine uplands, mixed hardwood forest, meadows and fields, maritime forest, and a variety of succession growth. A bird list is available upon request. Melon Bluff is an inaugural member of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and is located within 2 hours of every site on the trail.

Fishing: Two nearby marinas provide boat launches as well as facilities to clean and store fish, and there are a plethora of marinas in Savannah as well. Guests may also fish off of the dock at Sunbury. Please contact our office for details.

Golf: Excellent inexpensive golfing is available within a half-hour drive of Melon Bluff. Please contact our office for a list of courses, greens fees and locations.

Shopping: The Shop at Dunham Farms features an eclectic assortment of goods from fine china and linens to fantastic Folkmanis puppets to delicious foodstuffs. The Garden Shop features garden accessories and plants propagated at Dunham Farms – including rare antique Gerbing camellias.


Contact Dunham Farms
Dunham Farms EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY INN | 5836 Islands Hwy, Sunbury, GA 31320 | (912) 880-4500 |
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