There’s nothing quite like the bliss of an open expanse of water on a beautiful, sunny day full of promise and adventure. Here at The Ford Field & River Club, life happens on the water just as much as it does on land. A sprawling 1,800 lush acres of salt marsh grass, lakes and century-old live oaks make up the breathtaking natural setting of The Ford. When you live at The Ford, you can also be within reach of hundreds of nearby attractions—many of which are accessible by boat.
We’ve gathered three of our favorite places to visit nearby, all accessible by boat:
Fish Tales Restaurant
Food, atmosphere, and kind service—Fish Tales has it all. Located along the Ogeechee River, Fish Tales has the best seafood you could imagine. This casual dining destination makes a perfect pit stop while you’re out of the water for the day. Connected to Fish Tales is Fort McAllister Marina, where you can park your boat and head right on in.
Don’t miss their fried shrimp baskets and world-famous hushpuppies, rumored to be a family recipe passed down through generations. If you catch a fish during your boating adventures, Fish Tales will gladly cook your catch. A stunning setting for the sunset, Fish Tales is known by members of The Ford for good food and good fun that everyone in the family can enjoy. Come by for happy hour and live music!
Fort McAllister State Park
This historic riverside Civil War fort features a museum, biking and hiking trails, and educational programs and tours. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are also available to rent. Filled with opportunities to see wildlife and explore the outdoors, Fort McAllister State Park makes a great stop while you’re out on the water.
Pack lunch and bring a blanket for an impromptu picnic on the grass, or if camping is your style, the park also offers 67 tent, trailer and RV campsites. Set on 1,725 acres, you’ll have more than enough to explore. Boat ramps, dock and fishing pier available.
Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge
If you’re headed out farther by boat, be sure to make a stop at Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge. This stunning habitat provides a home for an array of migratory birds and countless creatures. As part of the chain of barrier islands along the Atlantic Flyway, Wassaw Island is blissfully uncrowded, feeling almost like your own private island.
Anchor just off shore to enjoy over 10,000 acres of pristine land filled with wildlife and natural greenery at this hidden gem within reach of The Ford by boat. From sunrise to sunset, enjoy all the beauty the outdoors has to offer at Wassaw Island.
Looking for more exciting activities happening close to The Ford? Read our Neighborhood Spotlight: Richmond Hill.