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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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88%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took our 1 year old son in a Bob stroller. Very nice place. The sweet gum loop and the ADA trail are both good for a jogger type stroller. Nice way to spend the afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Bring bug spray!!! This a beautiful representation of maritime woods. The ponds are covered in green plants so while we saw tons of frogs and toads, we did not see any herons. Beautiful pileated woodpeckers. We were the first walkers of the morning so we must have walked through 20 spider webs and every mosquito and biting fly came to... More

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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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