The Heritage Corridor that runs through the low country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia is well known to savvy travelers as the go to destination for the best in getaway weekend excursion. Blessed with many historic 18th century colonial towns such as Charleston and Savannah as well as an impressive roster of local artists in their respective southeast Atlantic beachfront communities, more and more eco-tourists are spending their vacations amidst flora and fauna that they seldom get an opportunity to commune with in their metropolitan inland homes.
The ecologically diverse Lowcountry habitat while evaporating at far too rapid a rate still hosts a handful of endangered species in the Atlantic Ocean, lowcountry swamps, barrier islands, and coastal forests that are found in this part of the world. In coastal Georgia alone there are seasonal reports of frequent sightings of Loggerhead and Leatherback Sea Turtles, Peregrine Falcons, Bald Head Eagles, (both raptors have rebounded from the endangered species lists in recent years), and even an occasional sighting of the elusive Florida Panther, Manatee, and Northern Atlantic Right Whale (mothers are typically spotted moving north with their newborns in a migratory pattern this time of year). The very habitat that feeds our booming nature loving eco-tourism industry also serves the needs of a wide variety of wildlife in our myriad slash pine-saw palmetto woodlands and oak-pine woodlands within the maritime forests of our barrier islands. With spring right around the corner, you could do a lot worse than checking out some of our primitive campgrounds in coastal Georgia for your own eco-tourism adventure getaway.