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Address: NC Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC
Activities: Hiking
Description: A nature trail that takes hikers through some interesting terrain.

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Pleasant walk

You will find this nature trail about 3 miles outside Ocracoke opposite the camping site, it is about ¾ mile long twisting and turning through pine trees and bushes,the trail is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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stratford upon avon
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stratford upon avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

You will find this nature trail about 3 miles outside Ocracoke opposite the camping site, it is about ¾ mile long twisting and turning through pine trees and bushes,the trail is on sand and board walks but wear correct foot ware as there are pine tree roots across a lot of the trail.we didn't see any wildlife as it was... More 

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Western Md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Take your bug spray and hat, so you can really enjoy a slow walk. Some will want a long-sleeved shirt. You'll move from scrub by the road to pine, then marsh on path and Boardwalk. Listen to the hush under the thick long-needle pines, feel the breeze from the salt marsh, be surrounded by yellow-rumped warblers, marsh wrens, tower, egret... More 

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Chase City, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you have never walked through a very well maintained nature trail on a wind swept barrier island this is the one to try. This is NOT Staten Island or Martha's Vineyard. Everyone should see this!

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I highly recommend walking the nature trails in this area. There's a lot of beautiful trees and plant life to see, and of course it's good exercise! Definitely something different to do if you need a "break" from the beach and hot sun.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Small short easy trail to walk. I really enjoyed this trail. It's very peaceful, but carry some bug spray with you just in case! lol

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Virginia
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106 helpful votes 106 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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58 helpful votes 58 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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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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