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Mini Trip: Cumberland Island, Georgia

A feral horse grazes at Christmas Creek on Cumberland Island.

Photo: Roe Ethridge

A former Carnegie family retreat, this undeveloped barrier island has majestic wild horses, 18 miles of sugary beaches, and hiking trails through sand dunes, palmetto forests, and bird-filled salt marshes.

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Destinations: Cumberland Island

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    Greyfield Inn


    The only hotel on the fiercely private Cumberland Island, the 4-story, 16-room property has no internet or cell service but with an 17-mile-long

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