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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 #14 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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

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Trafalgar, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a place to visit for those who like to walk, climb trees, or view wildlife. You can choose to go on a small hike or spend all day. Just remember to pack water, and there are no restrooms.

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A nice walking/hiking adventure. Exercise, beautiful surroundings and a learning experience for the entire family. This little island off Hilton Head is a great break from the bikes and the beach.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet, flat hike with lots of birds, this is the place. It is well worth the hike to the rookery at Ibis pond where you will see all the nesting ibis and herons. The alligators were sunning on the edge of the pond. Bring the sunscreen and water as there is not much shade.... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

FREE! Lots of wildlife, easy access, great views of the sound and as well as trees etc. Good nature trails and more.

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Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you love birds, gators, or just a nice walk and time to be "one with nature," head over here. Well maintained, and a great place to spy some egrets, ibis, woodpeckers, storks and gators!

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Okatie, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

WE had a nice relaxing, easy but ong walk around the Pinckney Wildlife Refuge. We saw a lot of birds, all types of plants and numerous other wildlife. It was a nice relaxing walk. We spent a lot of time stopping and viewing, and wandered many trails. But you can also just do short walks. Easy walking long the trails.

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england
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a great place to visit, so what a pity only a few people were there when we went. This is a true wildlife park where you can get exercise and observe nature up close. Well worth putting a half day or more aside for the visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went with a naturalist from Disney and she made it quite interesting. Lots of different length hikes - ours was a 3 mile loop. Very beautiful, natural environment with many birds and alligators.

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