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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Nice park

We were in town early and needed a place to hang with pets and young children until our rental house was ready. Nice park with shaded trails, picnic area and restrooms at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Laura G
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Berkshires, Massachusetts

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were in town early and needed a place to hang with pets and young children until our rental house was ready. Nice park with shaded trails, picnic area and restrooms at the guest service area. Glad we stopped.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to hike and see things that you don;t expect to see in the Outer Banks. Great hiking trails.

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Stuttgart, Germany
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

make sure you visit this spot! It is a fun time walking through the shade provided by these trees. You can rent a bicycle at the store in town and have fun riding through this no traffic zone. Make sure to wear some solid shoes and bring bug off spray.

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Washington, DC
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place was a hidden gem! We almost didn't find it because there wasn't a lot of signage (just one sign on the main road). You have to go through a neighborhood, but keep on going. It's worth it! We took our 21 month-old here when we needed to get out of the sun on the beach. This place was... More 

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Boone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nags Head Woods offers the visitor a wonderful view of what the Outer Banks once looked like.You can begin to understand what the first colonist saw as they landed. The paths are made from old trails the sights are a pristine view of the natural side of the Outer Banks. Yes you need bug spray and a drink but you... More 

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Glenwood, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Didn't even know it was right there after decades going to OBX. Prepare to do some walking to really appreciate the Preserve. Bring cameras and insect repellant. You won't be disappointed.

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Reston VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had been looking for a hiking spot to take our dog and discovered Nags Head Woods. It's a large preserve with plenty of walking trails, and is so uncrowded you can just stroll the shady lane for miles getting to parts of it if you want. Our dog discovered his own private (sound side) beach! The May Flies seemed... More 

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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Additional Information about Nags Head Woods Preserve

Address: 701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone Number: 252-441-2525
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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