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Nags Head Woods Preserve

701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Not a breath of air, stagnant water with slime on it and terrible mosquitoes. Heard one frog jump in the water. We didn't stay long.

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Smithfield, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a wonderful preserve that shows the other side of OBX. Great place to walk, run or sit and enjoy!

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Hilliard, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were very disappointed. It looked like it would be a great place for a picnic lunch but the few tables were nasty. The brochure dispenser at the start was full of moldy falling apart brochures. There is a long drive to it - you feel like you are going to end up in someone's back yard for the most... More

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Linwood, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

On every vacation I look for a "scenic drive" choice - some place off the beaten track - and found it here. We stopped at the small parking lot - picked a short trail and went for a quiet walk on the short route - only 1/4 mile. The sunlight streaming down through the trees was beautiful - and the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I enjoyed the scenery in the woods for a nice walk. It was quite a pleasant and relaxing and but quite difficult to find.

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Erma, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Hiked/walked through this with one of our friends who were on vacation with us. We both loved it. A really nice walk (you can pick the trails length) and we saw turtles, a hog nose snake and other native birds and wildlife. We did the Blueberry Ridge trail - about 5 miles round trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A really fun way to spend half a day. The terrain is so interesting - from sandy to woodsy. Trails are moderately difficult - the hardest part is climbing up the sand trail at the end of your hike!

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Western PA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

For anyone who likes a walk in the woods this is a must-see. Very nicely maintained trail and very scenic. It was rather buggy the morning we visited since there was no breeze. Easy to find and well worth a visit

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Nags Head Woods Preserve is administered by the Nature Conservancy and is located inland towards the Roanoke Sound. The preserve is a series of trails of different lengths and difficulties. Most of the trails take you through the woods and the swamps. There is parking available at the visitor's center. However there are not that many spots so they... More

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It's always nice to get some exercise on a vacation, and this nature preserve gives on a pleasant workout with a half-dozen or so different trails. There are short ones and long ones, easy, and hard. We were here in early May, and the place was almost deserted, so it seemed almost that we were seeing the land the way... More

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