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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 59 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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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you are an early bird, this is the place for you. Just after sunrise you will be impressed with both the volume and variety of birds. You can enjoy a nice walk, with great opportunities for sightings. The refuge provides great spots for nature photography, as well.

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Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

With no powered vehicles (except bikes) allowed, this is a quiet walk in the marshes and woods. Well-maintained paths; wheelchair accessible. Bird lovers...come early morning. A great way to see the marshes, woodlands and fresh water ponds of the Low Country without commercialization. Bring drinking water!

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Fishers, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This place is huge ... you will walk quite a ways to see a lot of it ... its gorgeous but buggy with big spiders .... the butterfly area and bird ponds are great but there is no water and no restrooms ... just know that going in .... having bikes here would be a blast but you would have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did the walk for something different. Enjoyed the marshes and the variety of birds, but be sure to bring water and use suntan lotion.

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Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were looking for somewhere to bike outside of the downtown Hilton Head Island area. This was the perfect spot. Lush Green Plants, Waterways, Ponds & wildlife. It is FREE.

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Clemson, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Shaded parking lot and very comfortable path between sections. Not disappointed except the weather was a bit rainy and the mosquitos a bit hungry. Bring your binoculars, camera and bug spray and ENJOY!!!

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Tucked away just off the Intra-coastal Waterway between Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, this retreat is just perfect. A great way to escape from the world to relax and enjoy nature.

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Huntington, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pinckney is a great place to visit if you like to hike and enjoy nature. Pack a lunch and plenty of water and picnic there. It's very peaceful and beautiful.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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287 reviews 287 reviews
46 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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