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Nags Head Woods Preserve

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Address: 701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone Number: 252-441-2525
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime...
Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime forests left in its natural state.
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Beautiful, Hidden Nature Trails!

This preserve is off the main road in Kill Devils Hills. It was very well hidden that we couldn't find it at first. It was very pretty when we did! There are 6 different trails of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This preserve is off the main road in Kill Devils Hills. It was very well hidden that we couldn't find it at first. It was very pretty when we did! There are 6 different trails of varying lengths. We took number 5 which brings you to the water - it was only 1.5 miles each way. Overall, a great escape!

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Canandaigua, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We very much enjoy this quiet spot when we visit the OBX. Once you get back in this maritime forest, you forget you are at the beach! It's so peaceful walking among the trees and watching for wildlife. We saw a curled up snake on a log in the sun (poisonous - so beware), a pair of ducks on a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A fun trail to explore. Defiantly worth the visit!!!!!!!! especially on a nice warm or cool day. The trail wasn't hard to walk on and mapped out well. Had never seen sand dunes before so cool experience for my wife and I.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful hike. Not difficult at all. Beautiful woods. Very abundant wildlife. The trails are well marked.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Hard to believe we have a forest so close to the ocean. This place is beautiful and well worth the drive, or walk thru the forest along with some beautiful views of the sound.

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Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
78 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I brought our Duck Donuts and breakfast sandwiches here early one morning and ate them at one of the picnic tables. The visitor center was not open this early. This is a very rustic place so do not come unless you like the great out doors. I hate when people right reviews and bad mouth places because... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a great place- a little scary in the off season and watch out because there are BEARS. They are black bears. We really saw some great old growth given the environment (hurricanes frequent this place!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A great way to escape from the crowds of the Outer Banks with numerous trails of varying habitats, terrain and difficulty. The ADA trail is flat and accessible to persons with disabilities. Other trails wind through freshwater swamps, over forested dune ridges, around fresh water ponds and through brackish marshes to the sound. Off-season is very pleasant with winter being... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

North Carolina's Outer Banks are iconic for sun, surf, seafood and summer fun but my wife and I prefer to avoid the summer crowds and heat whenever we can so our first visit to the OBX was a trip in great fall weather to see light houses, the Wright Brothers Memorial and enjoy some good seafood. When we looked for... More 

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Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can choose to drive thru part of the preserve as well as walk, hike, jog some of its paths. In fact, some of the trails are used as sections of the official OBX Marathon in Nov as well as the Flying Pirate Half-Marathon in April.

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