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Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926
912-652-4415
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Ranked #11 of 60 Attractions in Hilton Head
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking, Biking
Owner description: Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered natural habitats and species. At 1,200 acres, Pinckney... more » Owner description: Encompassing four islands and 4,000 acres, the refuge aims to preserve and protect endangered natural habitats and species. At 1,200 acres, Pinckney is the largest of the refuge's islands and the only one open to the public. « less
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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224 reviews 224 reviews
40 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was a great little side trip for me. I had to be in the are for a couple of weeks for business and I wanted to enjoy some phone free nature time. The refuge did the trick.

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New Albany, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went during the spring and saw fabulous wildlife. Our guests are into birding and identified many types. It is so peaceful and naturally beautiful. A lovely way to experience low country nature.

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

just soothing and relaxing and the best way to experience and see nature up close in its own environment!

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Montreal, Quebec
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very relaxing bike ride through the Island preserve. Went in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Very, very quiet, good set of trails for biking and hiking. Tons and tons of birds to see.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of true untouched island spaces. Take your time and see the coastal tide marshes and perhaps some local wildlife!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped by and took a walk on the path. Beautiful oaks, palmettos, and ferns line the areas around the marshland. There are plenty of egrets hanging around. Definitely worth a stop in the morning or evening. BRING BUG SPRAY like off or cutter.

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I have been here numerous times - she is an avid birder - and we always enjoy the walk. There are many species of birds to see - obviously heavy on the water birds - but it provides a great way to see the local wildlife. If you are here in summer an early- or late-day visit... More

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Tolland, Connecticut
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Saw lots of wild life lots of beautiful birds, hermit crabs, baby aliigators & lots of butterflies in the garden! Highly recommend for all ages. Had my 17 yr old daughter, we are in early 50's & my Aunt/Uncle in their early 80's all loved it!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is worth the walk even the summer heat. The scenery is so beautiful it doesn't seem real. If you love nature and animals then you will love to visit this place.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful, quiet preserve. Full of birds: ibis, plovers, etc. Great place to commune and excellent walking trails for all abilities.

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