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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

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Address: Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: 843 363 1872
Activities: Walking
Description: Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature...
Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
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Sanctuary from golf and shopping

Hilton head is a holiday for golfers and shoppers, so a under developed nature reserve in the midst of an exclusive community is a delightful surprise. More alligators and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hilton head is a holiday for golfers and shoppers, so a under developed nature reserve in the midst of an exclusive community is a delightful surprise. More alligators and turtles than flowers or birds during our wet week. Trails are very muddy and directions with p hamlet are not very helpful.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Birders can almost always be assured of several highlights, mine included yellow-crowned night herons roosting along the path from the Greenwood parking lot; great blue heron, little blue heron, red-bellied woodpecker, a cormorant swallowing a fish,white-eyed vireo, yellow rumped warbler, northern parula, and song sparrows in the brief hour walk I took.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed hiking around the preserve. There were lots of placards describing the flora and fauna. The lakes were lovely. A very nice place to visit on the island.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The trails were well marked with informative posts along the way. The boardwalk was lovely. Birds were singing and the biews unspoiled!

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Ottawa
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It is quite amazing that this large piece of real estate has been preserved for a nature walk when it could be full of condos. As with the rest of HH they have managed to work within the environment and maintained many acres of green space rather than razing it. This forest is such a joy to walk through beautiful... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped to walk around while biking the HHI bike trails. Very pleasant diversion. Couldn't believe all the Great Blue Herons looking for a meal along the edges of Lake Joe. Saw horseback riders along the trails (watch where you are walking!), presumably from nearby Lawton Stables.

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Stanley, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is so beautiful and peaceful here with many birds. Later in the spring the wildflowers and gators will be out, but is was still a great place to walk and bike and just enjoy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First the good: You get 600+ acres of relatively quiet, pristine natural land with some wild life in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the up-scale Hilton Head Island. There are miles of trails, you get to see some interesting birds and alligators. Great for walking and observing wildlife. That said, there are hardly any facilities in the... More 

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have used the space for hiking and photography at all different times of the year. Usually some interesting birds, but the wildflower field in spring and early summer is great. There are boat tours of the lakes at certain times, and kids love to fish there. Also have canoe and kayak rentals, and boat launch ramps if you bring your... More 

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Oakville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Depending on the time of year this can be a great spot for viewing wildlife. You can certainly walk a good portion of the Reserve but I would recommend taking your bike and bring a bottle of water.

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