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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: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime forests left in its natural...
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
77 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took our dogs to Nags Head in October, 2014, for a quick getaway. Found this preserve where we could walk the dogs on certain trails. Fantastic place to go, especially with your furry family members! Since we were in the cooler part of the year, we didn't have any problem with bugs. Parking provided. Trails were well kept. We... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I lived in this area for 7 years and never went here. My wife forced me to go and I was pleasantly surprised. Probably a glimpse into what the are was like hundreds of years ago. Worth the time

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Lee, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I stopped off because I was too early for a trip to Fort Raleigh. There are quite trails with interesting waterways to stroll around the edge. I took trails 1 and 2. The undergrowth in this woods allowed me to imagine trying to travel through this area and the challenges of hunting, while there is an abundance of vegetation, that... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nice little area not known to many. Quite, relaxing, not many people either. Nice little side trip to this park not far from the beach, great for kids, not real little ones.

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