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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 #10 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Eagles, Osprey, Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers... you name it and odds are you'll see it there. Along with gators, turtles, fishing, nature trails...worth a visit for sure.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We just stopped and picked up the map and drove around. Got out a few times to take pictures. Worth doing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We rented our bikes from Peddling Pelican and rode all the way through to land's end and around to the lighthouse. We love this area and wished we lived here. If you do nothing else on Hilton Head, make sure you visit Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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85 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We picked up a map, as someone suggested on Tripadvisor, but still got lost many times driving around the large forest. We finally found the benches with inspirational sayings, but I was disappointed that the sayings were not at all inspiring to me; I was wondering if they were quotes from some religious book I am not familiar with. The... More

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Knoxville
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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had come to Hilton Head for years before finally checking out the Preserve. It's now a must do. As we drove through this year, we saw a fallen tree in one of the lakes that had 3 turtles, an alligator, and several different birds. What a beautiful picture.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

i usually come here to relax and just breathe...i like it coz of the fresh air,and it is so peaceful...i also get to see these wonderful birds and other animals in their natural habitat :D

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have been to Sea Pines many times, but this was our first time to go to the Forest preserve. I had read reviews on Trip Advisor. We are older and not able to take a long hike. We were able to drive and then get out of the car and walk. It was interesting, pretty, and fun. So glad... More

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Baton Rouge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We walked around in this forest preserve for about an hour. Very dense forest, very pretty. Saw one alligator, but not too close! Bikes are OK here, too.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I had read about this before we went to SC, you will not be disappointed if you like nature and wildlife. Lots for gators to be seen, plus other wildlife. You can walk or drive. Had a great time here!

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PHILADELPHIA
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a very well preserved Preserve. We bike here often. There are beautiful lakes, hiking/biking trails and picnic tables. Enjoy.

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