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Buxton Woods Nature Trail

46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Buxton
Type: Hiking Trails
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Morris County, NJ
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautiful diversion from the beach, and a window on what the area looked like before development took hold; Hatteras Island was once largely forested. It's neither long nor strenuous and well worth it to get the insight into Cape Hatteras being "more than a beach."

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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Feeling the need to get of the beach? Looking to learn a bit about barrier island ecology? this is the place! My walk took me through areas that teemed with dragonflies of many varieties and many toads that stayed around long enough for pictures. There was even a six lined racerunner lizard. interesting and informative signs mark several points along... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My husband I enjoyed this nice, easy walk through this maritime forest. Nice informative signs. We even saw a species of black snake.

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Cooperstown, NY
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a true nature trail---watch out for the snakes. It's a nice 3/4 mile loop, and if you expect the snakes to be in the swampy marshy areas, you would be wrong. They seem to like the trails, especially the big ones. As I"m not a big snake fan, it was a fast loop.

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Clifton, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Less than a mile long, this is an easy walk through Buxton's woods. From NC 12, watch for the sign for the Hatteras Lighthouse, and then, instead of turning into the lighthouse area, just continue a little farther. You'll see a sign for the Nature Trail on your right. The loop trail begins in an area with picnic tables, Port-a-potties... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Drove down to Buxton and saw the remains of the old pier...very sad. Heard it's to be destroyed unless someone buys it..... Lots of history and good memories......any buyers?

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

After visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, we wandered over for this little nature trail. I think we made it like 60 ft in before we were swarmed by mosquitos. We had brought bug spray, but opted to turn back for the car because the mosquitos were so thick. Sorry we cannot provide a better review of the trail itself.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Short, but a nice little hike to enjoy nature. Right near the lighthouse. Nicely signed. Great for young kids.

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New Bern, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was my son's last visit to Buxton Woods before moving away from eastern NC, so we had a great walk along the trail, identifying plants and animals as we went. You will need closed-toes shoes for this hike.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is just what it sounds like - a walk in the woods - that you pay for. We thought we'd see some neat stuff, but we didn't. Bring bug spray!

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