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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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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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Miles of coastal woods trails

This is a Nature Conservancy preserve encompassing a large portion of coastal woods with a surprising amount of elevation change (imagine Jockey's Ridge covered with forest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a Nature Conservancy preserve encompassing a large portion of coastal woods with a surprising amount of elevation change (imagine Jockey's Ridge covered with forest). There are several ponds full of a variety of frogs and a surprisingly diverse forest. This is a good place to get away from the beach crowds, get some exercise, and get out of... More 

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Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

good change from the beach, 6 hiking trails thru deep woods. One is a short, paved ADA accessible trail. You will need good shoes and bug spray. A full water bottle is a good idea too. Trails are well marked but a little rough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took the long walk. A bit hilly, a few mosquitoes, but really a nice walk. A few birds and lots of butterflies. The kids took a lot of pictures. On a hot day like ours bring water.

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I'm a big fan of walking through Nags Head Woods, which is maintained by the Nature Conservancy. The trails are well-marked and easy to follow, and parking is available. Though if you visit in the off-season the facilities may or may not be open. If you're visiting in the spring, summer, or fall make sure to liberally apply the bug... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A nice hike in an area where shade is at a premium. Hills and lovely trails. Good birdwatching. Make sure to bring your DEET..skin so soft won't cut it. The ADA trail has beautiful flowers and lots of butterflies. Several different trails. There's something for everyone, from the flat 1/2 mile trail to the longer and more challenging ones.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Never knew this was here! We biked there from our cottage. Walked one trail. The visitor center was closed but it was pretty cool!

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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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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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