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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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Peaceful Froggy Paradise

Went at the end of the day and even though the trail was closed due to yellow jackets it was still worth 30-60 minutes. Need to take the time to pick out the MANY frogs sitting in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Western NC
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

nature abounds in this little slice of heaven. as it was hot in July the visit was shorter than we wanted. will return in the fall to explore more. nice to see the beautiful natural area of the Outer Banks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went at the end of the day and even though the trail was closed due to yellow jackets it was still worth 30-60 minutes. Need to take the time to pick out the MANY frogs sitting in the water. Very peaceful and beautiful off the beaten path location!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We've been coming to the Outer Banks every August for the past seven years but for some reason we never went to this preserve. This year we got to OBX several hours before our rental was available and decided to use the time to explore some new areas. We saw the sign on SB RT12 and decided why not. Now... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A beautiful untouched area for riding your bike or walking through. Use bug spray though or you will probably be bothered by the insects.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

nice for a sunday drive ! nice hiking trails and nature ! good for getting away from all the tourist !

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is one of the few preserves in the area you can bring your dogs. The trails are very well taken care of but not Disney like. The end of one of the trails faces the ocean. What a beauty!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've been to the Outer Banks each summer for nearly 10 years, and I had no idea this area existed! We went for an early evening hike from the parking area to the sound and back. Make sure you spray on the bug repellant before you go... I was itching bug bites for days after our hike. However, it was... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The woods are perfect for outings; joggers; hikers; explorers; the old and young at heart. Please keep it trash free!

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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