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Address: 46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
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4 PM summer afternoon

Having read the previous reviews we wore long sleeve shirts buttoned up, long pants, and sunscreen. Definitely dragon flies mosquitoes & other insects. Only one snake for wild... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you need a beach break, take a walk through the Buxton Woods. Imagine trying to walk through this without the trails, like they did when people first stopped at OBX. Saw a number of little critters including a snake (don't know what kind). Be sure to bring the bug spray.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Having read the previous reviews we wore long sleeve shirts buttoned up, long pants, and sunscreen. Definitely dragon flies mosquitoes & other insects. Only one snake for wild life & it was moving away fast (no complaints). Fun walk (3/4 miles) easily followed. Bugs not biting on our walk. Note driving directions in earlier review as map had us going... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This likely could have been a better experience for us had there not been so many deer flies. The first 10 minutes of walking were pleasant enough but once near the marshes it was run or be devoured, and running didn't help much. There was very little signage even if we wanted to take our time.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We took a hike along the trail which is nice & peaceful, but ended up covered with ticks, so be prepared if you go out there !

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just take your time and look carefully. Insect repellent is a good idea if you're there when the bugs are out. We saw one snake, but it was in such a hurry to get away from us, that I couldn't get a good picture. We saw very interesting holly tree bark, dragonflies, buckeye butterflies, and a rose wolf snail, which... More 

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Tennessee
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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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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
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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
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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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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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Address: Address: 46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton

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