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Kayaking with Meredith Devendorf

Things to do during your stay at Dunham Farms

Not too long ago, folks in Coastal Georgia liked spending leisurely days in the country. Today, overnight guests at Dunham Farms can do just that with natives who know.

From hiking and kayaking to reading and watching movies, Dunham Farms offers pursuits for all interests and skill levels. Paddle a kayak through pristine marshes, unwind on a nature walk with a master naturalist, tour an 1840s plantation home with a professional historian, or just curl up on the bluff with a good book and a glass of wine.

Kayaking
There is no better way to experience the beauty and peace of Georgia’s coastal marshes and tidal creeks than by kayak. Guided flatwater kayak excursions are scheduled throughout the week at Dunham Farms; simply sign up at the Barn.

Our excursions are designed with the beginner in mind, but if you’d like to bring your own kayak, we’ll provide a simplified chart and basic local navigational knowledge to help you on your way.

Swimming
Available from May through September (or for the brave during the remainder of the year) in the covered and screened in-ground pool.

Lawn Games
Bocce, croquet, badminton and horseshoes sets are available at the Retreat.

Wagon Rides
Weekend guests, weather permitting, may enjoy free wagon rides to some of our more distant beautiful vistas. It’s bumpy and it’s fun and we stop for the best views. See the schedule at the Barn. 

Hiking and Guided Walks
Nature walks, marsh walks, and other special events guided by a Georgia Master Naturalist are listed on the daily schedules at the Barn. Nature and heritage walks are included in accommodation rates. Please sign up to indicate your interest.   

Guests have full access to Melon Bluff’s 25 miles of all-weather trails. You also have access to trails at Dunham Farms and the surrounding private 5000 acres. Maps are available at Palmyra Barn.

Movies
Choose from our extensive list of over 200 movies. DVD players are found in all B&B rooms and at the Retreat. Satellite service is also available at the Retreat.

Board Games
Relive the fun of low-tech entertainment by playing a board game, fashioning together a puzzle or challenging your opponents to a hot game of cards. Games, puzzles and playing cards are available at the Barn and at the Retreat.

Reading
Bring your own books or borrow one of ours. A library is located at the top of the stairs at the Barn.

Check our calendar for special activities happening during your stay.