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Hammock Hills Nature Trails

Address: NC Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Ocracoke
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A nature trail that takes hikers through some interesting terrain.
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Chase City, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
48 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
82 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
45 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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