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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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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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Hidden gem

We were directed to here by our waitress who highly recommended it. We had never heard of it in all the years we have been going to OBX. Nice trails and very hidden that make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were directed to here by our waitress who highly recommended it. We had never heard of it in all the years we have been going to OBX. Nice trails and very hidden that make you think you aren't even at the beach.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This hilly coastal forest on old dunes and swales was one of North Carolina's best natural areas when I saw it on college field trips in the 1970s. This was my first time back, and it's now a Nature Conservancy preserve with an attractive office/visitor center and trail system. The unpaved road through the Preserve hosted a 5 kilometer run... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you can't do bugs and don't want to swarmed with bees don't go! Wanted to enjoy some of the peace and nature of the OBX and had bee's swarming head the whole time. Not really relaxing or peaceful. ..

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Location, location, location... It ain't the Alligator River, nor Pea Island, but Nags Head Woods are much closer. Fairly centrally located on Kitty Hawk-Nags Head stretch of Bypass/158 this preserve is much easier to access. Several easy and short trails are fanning out of the Nature Center, including wheelchair-accessible one. The longest one listed at 3.75 miles is the two... More 

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Cartersville, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We spent about four hours here today walking the trails...we saw ONE person the whole time we were here! The trails are pristine... two pieces of trash (of course we picked them up). Take a lunch and water! We were totally drawn in and did not think we would be there so long...we had water for the dog but not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was so surprised to find this peaceful, beautiful spot so close to the noisy beach scene. We had a great time on these beautiful trails - I just wish I had set aside more time for the visit. The teenagers were creeped out (in a good way) by the Tillett graveyard. There were lots of good opportunities for the... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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121 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The preserve is a wonderful place to escape all the buildings and paved roads of Kitty Hawk/Kill Devils Hills! The mulched/dirt roads are great for hiking or running. The wooded preserve is great for looking and listening for birds and wildlife! The Here are several trails to choose from as well!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great hiking trails. A nice escape from the paved and developed. Good to know that this amazing piece of property is being preserved. Loved the trails and the feeling of being in a natural place.

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Milford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We enjoyed walking on the different trails, listening and finding several birds and looking for wildlife. The trails were easy to walk and the staff were very helpful in identifying birds and answering questions. The office has nature books to use as a reference sourceWhen we come back to this area we will come back again.

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Long Island, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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