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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
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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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We really enjoyed the Forest Preserve

We rode bike to the Forest Preserve from our hotel at the Inn at Harbor Town. It was an easy and fun ride across the old Rice Dam. We did leave the bikes and walk some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Virginia
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We rode bike to the Forest Preserve from our hotel at the Inn at Harbor Town. It was an easy and fun ride across the old Rice Dam. We did leave the bikes and walk some of the trails including the wooden deck through the swamp with observation decks. We would go there again. I made for a nice afternoon... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. You can enjoy this park by biking/hiking or driving. We chose to drive because our kids were asleep in the backseat and it was blazing hot that day. If you love nature, you'll love Sea Pines. There are lots of photo ops places.

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Ringgold, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The homes, egrets, horses, and lighthouse were beautiful. Had a fun morning walking around before rain moved Friday afternoon 7/24.

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North Carolina
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

FYI: It costs $6 per car to get to this locale. There are maps at the entrance/parking lot which is nice. We went with kids age 7 to 14. Our goal was to see alligators and we saw two small ones. (Saw them from boardwalk of Rice Paddy trail. I may have the name wrong.) It does get HOT in... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a wonderful boat tour looking for alligators and the many beautiful birds.....guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was a nice hike....but pretty bland. The most interesting park of the walk was the Indian Shell Ring. Beyond that it was a walk in the swamp. Glad it was free.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love the Forest Perserve. It's so quiet and cool in the summer months. I bike through it in the fall and Spring to see the various floral and to just get back to nature. A must visit for islander and visitor alike. My only regret is that it's difficult to cross Greenwood Dr. on the bike path during the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

All of the good activities are at Sea Pines - jet skis, horseback riding, dolphin and fishing cruises. Great bike trails. We stayed just outside sea pines but went there every day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I rode bikes from our Timeshare to the preserve. The scenery in and around the preserve is very nice and we enjoyed being able to walk around to see the various marshes and lakes. With that being said, if you are not a nature person, this will not be the place for you. If you like being... More 

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southeastern US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A nice hike with lots of interesting things along the trail. Trails are well marked and well maintained. Take bug spray and a water bottle. You'll need it. The skeeters are more persistent than a 2 yr old tugging on Mom's skirt.

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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
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head

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