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Address: 46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
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watch for snakes in the summer

This is one of my favorite places to hike in the off season on hatteras. It gets nice and cool, and plenty of birds flying around. I would just be cautious in the summertime with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Erica H
Eagle, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a beautiful walked absolutely loved the quietness and serenity of the walk.. But our dogs and ourselves were loaded with ticks when done.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Simple loop trail. Educational placards along the way to help you to appreciate the uniqueness of the woods and ecosystem located on a small island so close to shore. Worth a short walk if you enjoy nature. Yes, bring bug spray and stay on the trail.

1 Thank Joyce L
Eagle, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to hike in the off season on hatteras. It gets nice and cool, and plenty of birds flying around. I would just be cautious in the summertime with snakes out and about. Otherwise a really nice spot to go for a walk. Also, if you go walking with pets like I do, use... More 

1 Thank Erica H
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a fun nature hike for our family. The oaks were so pretty. The walk across the boardwalk was fun. The trail was just the right length for an afternoon stroll.

1 Thank DanaHaley
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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.

2 Thank Igypsy
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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 

3 Thank EdGilRal
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.

3 Thank bikingfarmer
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 !

3 Thank ruckusridgenc
Blacksburg, Virginia
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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 

3 Thank GeoffWBburg
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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.

2 Thank LisaWayne

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