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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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Simply beautiful!

A perfect place to hike beautiful trails. We have even taken our dogs and they love it too. There are several different trails that you can take depending on whether you want to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Barbara M
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

A perfect place to hike beautiful trails. We have even taken our dogs and they love it too. There are several different trails that you can take depending on whether you want to spend an hour or an entire afternoon. Each path has it's own unique story.

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Larned
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We took our bikes into this Preserve. WOW what a day! This is AMAZING! Alligator boat tours, fields of natural flowers, places to sit and have picnics...if you like nature, this is a MUST!

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Monroe, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After reading many reviews about how breathtaking this place was and being a lover of nature and wildlife, I was excited to go walk around with my family with the opportunity to possibly spot an alligator. It was not at all what we expected. We had to stop and ask security to actually find an entrance that had parking. After... More 

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Katy, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Imagine our surprise when my husband and I arrived at the entrance to the Reserve and when asked if they gave a military discount were told, "Thank you for your service!" and given free entry! If you have a valid military I.D. card, make sure you have it out when you arrive at the gate. The six dollar charge is... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We walked the forest preserve and enjoyed nature. We saw some birds and one alligator. The Vanishing Swamp was closed :-( but maybe we'll get down there again. Nice way to pass an afternoon or morning.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There wasn't much to see for our group of 10 except we saw an alligator in the river by the bridge. The kids wee so excited by this alone. We wanted to see the wildflower field in full bloom but April was too early for that. We drove through so may have missed some things. We only stopped at the... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful opportunity to see nature, both by walking the boardwalks and by riding bikes on the trails throughout Sea Pines resort.

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Mahopac, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely beautiful! We biked through the Preserve, which took us to the Wildflower patch, and a cool little isolated peninsula with a little wooden fort. A lovely place to bike with family or friends.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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270 reviews 270 reviews
96 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love the Forest Preserve in the middle of Sea Pines. It's such a change of pace from the beach. Its a great place to walk, bike, run, whatever in a shadier, swampier environment with lots of interesting wildlife to see. Bring bug spray though.

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Rothesay, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Mature Sea Pines Forest is a pleasure to drive through. Many walking and biking trails through this mature, calming forest.

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