Atlantic Coast

Starting at the Statue of Liberty and winding up at free-wheeling Key West, these almost 2,000 miles of roadway run within earshot—if not sight—of the Atlantic Ocean.

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Right on the Florida border, and once the private reserve of the Carnegie family, the Cumberland Island National Seashore is a 99 percent uninhabited barrier island with miles of hiking trails and primitive backcountry camping along beaches and in palmetto forests. Also here is the unique Greyfield Inn (904/261-6408, around $400), the Carnegie family mansion now operated (by Carnegie heirs) as an unpretentious 16-room historic lodge; a stay here includes gourmet meals and transportation from the mainland. (Bring your own bug spray!)

Unless you’re a guest at the Greyfield, Cumberland Island is only accessible by a twice-daily ferry ($20 round-trip plus a $4 entrance fee) from the town of St. Marys, 10 miles east of I-95 exit 1. For further details, contact the Cumberland Island National Seashore information and reservations center (912/882-4336).

Cumberland Island National Seashore
St. Marys