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Hammock Hills Nature Trails

NC Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Ocracoke
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: A nature trail that takes hikers through some interesting terrain.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great spot to take a quite walk, or, bring the kiddies to see a natural habitat area. One of our favorite walks after dinner, great viewing of our feathered friends, (bring binoculars & a camera). Can be a bit buggy, watch where you step, please don't pick the flowers.

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Clifton, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

There's more to Ocracoke than just the beach! If you love trees and song birds, you'll want to take this easy but enchanted walk. I was amazed that, with the ocean so close, I found myself in a secluded woods. A wonderful variety of plants creates a dense thicket that's a haven for birds. If you want a magical escape... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
69 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a little trouble finding the trail parking. Asked a ranger at the campground across the street. It is interesting that the trees and all are so near the sand and surf. Good to have binoculars to check out the birds. We weren't bothered by mosquitos in early October. It is a short and easy trail. Quiet and peaceful... More

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Shawsville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a really nice (less than a mile) trail. It is nice and quite and not a lot of people know about it. There are a few informational signs about the flora and fauna. The trail eventually leads to the sound and it is really lovely at this spot. We spent some time watching birds here. The trail has... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Nice nature walk would be easy for kids too. Has nice plaques along explaining some trees and such. Nice out look area at the end of the trail. Good morning walk for us.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This place offers a total break from the sand and surf--I've never seen a varied forest like this so close to the ocean. It's a short loop, about 3/4 of a mile, but you see a real range of ecosystems--marsh, pine forest, maritime, etc. Along the paths, there are signs explaining the various plants/trees/animals. Did you know that there are... More

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Weems, VA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
35 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was a nice trail with signs explaining the foliage. It's secluded and well taken care of. 3/4 of mile with a scenic overlook. Enjoyable.

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Newport, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A beautiful day trip at the Crystal Coast. Pack a picnic and bug spray. Walk for miles or just sit in the woods and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Hico, WV
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

It is a small 3/4 mile walk in the local area. It was neat to be out in the underbrush because it was different than our scenery back home.

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Ocracoke, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Unique area along the entire stretch of barrier beach. It is a great place to visit. It is sad to see the are being built up.

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