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Nags Head Woods Preserve

701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-2525
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime forests left in its natural state.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I really enjoy to visit parks, but, this place is just okay. This place is hard to find, and very small. I visited here around 5 pm, it's so quite. The trees are pretty interesting, but not that impressive.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If their visitor's book is to be trusted, there were twenty visitors to this attraction the day before our visit, and a nearly equal number the day before that. Granted that the tourist season has not yet begun, the small number of visitors indicates how little known and little frequented this absolute beauty is. This is a pity, for any... More

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virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a short trail. Its an easy walk. This also hooks up with the Sweet Gum Swamp trail. The Sweet Gum Swamp trial is a longer trail and more of a normal hike.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

After eating way too much at our OBX visit, we decided to get some light exercise by doing some easy hiking at Nags Head. The trailhead is easy to find and conveniently located. We got a little lost, as the trail markers on Sweetgum weren't very consistent, but we eventually found our way back. It took us about 1.5 hours.... More

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Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Follow the signs from the main road and keep driving...you'll run right into the Woods Preserve (after passing a few eccentric houses)! My husband and I hiked the Swamp trail then ran the Roanoke trail (which leads to the water). The day we went, the weather was very blustery along our hotel waterfront, but calm and quiet during our hike... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Has anyone else seen them there? My husband and I both did on a walk there. It was wonderful! I saw forms in the trees and did not mention them until I got in the car. At that time my husband said he saw one also. I was not thinking about spirits at the time and felt very comforted when... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Nice trails with hills and bridges over small ponds in the woods. Peaceful and out of the wind. Secluded area so go with friends for safety.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I love to walk through Nags Head Woods just to get away from it all. I live on the Outer Banks, so it's nice to get away from the beach and visit the preserve for a change of pace from the beach. The trails are clearly marked and easily accessible. There's even an ADA trail. Every time I visit the... More

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Nag's Head Woods Preserve is a nice hike that is by no means strenous. Unfortunately we did not see as much wild life as I hoped to.

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Pittsburgh, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The cool shade of the forest was a welcome experience on a hot, sunny day. The nature preserve was uncrowded (we only saw one other family). The trail which led to Roanoke Sound was easy to traverse even for our two small children. The kids enjoyed wading in the calm, shallow waters of the bay.

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