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Buxton Woods Nature Trail

46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC
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Ranked #5 of 6 attractions in Buxton
Type: Hiking Trails
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- Apr 22, 2014
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Cooperstown, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

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
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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 reviews 3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is a self guided tour which falls short. I found myself looking for the end before we were even halfway there. Some info and it's a short walk but not really worth it.

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is an interesting walk to see what the Outer Banks is really made of, but the walk is tough due to sand and there are more ticks in this wood than you could even believe. Consider yourself warned.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Very enjoyable easy hike. But, protect yourself and your dogs for exposure to ticks. A good beach alternative excursion.

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