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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 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was nice and peaceful the day we were here and the Turtles were out and about. Very nice nature center with very helpful staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great hiking trails can be very tricky with all the tree roots and overgrown trails but nothing better than being so close to nature. Not stroller accessible so we turned to baby carriers, I strongly recommend this if bringing small children. Lots of wildlife so be knowledgeable we saw three snakes on or just off the trails, all were scared... More

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Minnesota
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very Beautiful and well taken care of. This is a most see in the area. A great preserve field with wildlife and birds.

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Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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37 helpful votes 37 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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
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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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