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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, Sports
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports

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179 reviews 179 reviews
77 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I went here after visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Nice walk with informative plaques to read along the way but just a little to long. I like nature but after you have climbed a lighthouse you are tired.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Buxton Woods Nature Trail is an easy walk--probably just under a mile in length. From NC 12, watch for the sign for the Hatteras Lighthouse, and then, instead of turning into the lighthouse area, continue a little farther. There is a sign for the Nature Trail on your right. The loop trail begins in an area with picnic tables,... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The nature trail is another world hidden from the beaches and sound activities in the OBX. There is a real forest hidden here with 100 foot tall 2 ft. in diameter pines and palmettos hiding interesting and exotic fauna such as banana spider (humongous!) We were on horseback, so the view was fantastic, the forest appeared to go on for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I like the Buxton Woods nature trail because you see the real 'wild' that Hatteras Island was, before so much development occurred. Wear bug spray! Hatteras Island mosquitoes are aggressive, numerous and persistent.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nice walk through the woods, quiet and undisturbed. Beware of the bugs in the summer. Nice level hike.

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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Be sure to bring bug spray! This is a must! Saw a deer and a squirrel but no birds. There were very noisy kids on the trail so that might be why we did not see hardly any wildlife. Saw the deer before the kids came.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Don't get me wrong! We do a lot of nature trails. HOWEVER, my husband got out of the car to check the map at the beginning of the trail to make sure we were headed in the right direction and was immediately covered with mosquitoes. We hoped it was because we were still in the middle of the woods and... More 

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Morris County, NJ
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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