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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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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147 reviews 147 reviews
68 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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