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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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Cool Trail - Not Too Much Exertion

This was a nice trail, you can make it as long or short as you want and as strenuous or relaxing as you want. There's lots of cool stuff to see - some ancient sites, lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was a nice trail, you can make it as long or short as you want and as strenuous or relaxing as you want. There's lots of cool stuff to see - some ancient sites, lots of wildlife like birds, gators, turtles, etc. Definitely recommend taking this beautiful walk.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This forest preserve is rather large and seems to have many different paths, lakes, look outs and boardwalks. We were able to ride out bikes from Harbourtown in a short amount of time. We parked and spent the morning exploring the area. There is a beautiful wild flower field, a large lake for canoeing and a park area with tables... More 

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Orlando, FL, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Alligators, birds, turtles. Hiking & driving trails. You can even take a little boat ride. Wildflowers

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Edison, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The trail is broken up in loops so you can plan your walk to see what you want without having to go too far out of the. Additionally a significant portion of the park can be accessed by car if walking is not your speed. Well maintained and since for the most part you are under a forest canopy shade... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Not many people know about this. You need a pass to get in, so most people head to Harbor Town. The preserve is closer to the entrances to Sea Pines. Multiple lakes highlight a beautifully maintained preserve, with hiking, biking and walking options. You can even go for a guided boat tour and see some alligators.

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Kentville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The walk through the swamp was awesome, hard to believe people had to clear it. The Indian Shell Ring was mind blowing! And the walk was free!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Not staying on Sea Pines Resort , we had to pay to come in for the day. It was Easter Sunday and that is where our restaurant was so we planned to spend the day there. Forest preserve is beautiful and nice for biking. There is a kids playground in the area (unfortunately we all received what I think were... More 

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South Mills, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice trails and a great afternoon. It does cost $6 per car to get into the sea pines area but the trails are free and you can even drive through some of the trails( we did both). Saw some neat birds and about 5 alligators! We pushed my son in his stroller and it was easy to do. After you... More 

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rhode island
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14 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are staying in Sea Pines, or biking through, it is a nice place to check out. There are birds, turtles and alligators... But, the area is like most of sea pines, clearly treated with herbicides in places.... Most shocking to me was their "wildflower garden". I realize that it was with good intention, but sadly, great ignorance, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Largest fresh water lakes on HHI SC - with hiking & horseback riding trails, preserved Indian Shell Ring, beautiful flower field, old rice field observation deck, and limited vehicle access to a picnic area and Sea Pines Resort eco-adventure tours of flora/fauna - including an alligator boat adventure - dawn to dusk - wear closed toe hiking shoes, long pants... More 

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