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Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Southwest tip of island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
843 363 1872
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Ranked #9 of 60 Attractions in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Walking
Description: Walk through mushy swamps on elevated boardwalks at this 400-acre nature preserve.
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Clifton Park, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Sea Pines Forest Preserve yesterday and really enjoyed how beautiful the place is. We were able to see an alligator!! That was very exciting for all of us. It's well maintained and such a great way for family to enjoy wildlife together.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful hike. Bring bug repellant. The fish island was disappointing, but the bogs and boardwalks more than made up for it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Had a blast riding our bikes through here, very smooth ride and safe for kids and lots of wildlife, loved it all especially the shade!

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Rode our bikes all over the preserve fishing and exploring. The swamp trails are really worth seeing - teeming with wildlife and scenery. Beautiful lakes and ponds.

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New York City
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It took a while to figure out where to go but once we found the trails, it was great. Very quiet - we didn't run into anyone else. Bring insect repellent. Saw an alligator, turtles and a heron. Really pretty. Good for kids - no ledges and all smooth ground.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

While staying at Sea Pines it is easy to visit this 600 acre forest either on foot or horseback. Nice and shady on those hot low country days.

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Rushville, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A great walk to experience the coastal environment. We are from the midwest and know nothing of this coastal environment. This easy walk was enjoyable and educational. We biked from our rental to the parking area where we met some of our family. After a picnic lunch we all took a walk and enjoyed the surroundings.

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New York City, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sea Pines takes up a large portion of Hilton Head Island, so if you're the kind of person who wants to see everything, it is worth a trip to see the lighthouse and have a drink at the Salty Dog. If you don't want to spend the $6 just to get through the gate you can find many other spots... More

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mbeach89
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I rented a bike and had a relaxing morning ride through the Forest Preserve. Most of the trails are paved, but I did go off the paved trails and saw the Indian Shell Ring, and some of the ponds. The sun was hot, but in the shade of the Forest Preserve, very comfortable.

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Covington, Georgia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really wanted to take our girls to see alligator naturally without getting tied up on a 3 hr boat excursion. This preserve is located in the Sea Pines area of Hilton Head. If you aren't already a guest of Sea Pines, you will need to get a $6 pass to get into this area. So, plan a trip to... More

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