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lovely little trail with picnic area

Signage along the trail is unreadable in some cases and needs to be repaired, but the trail is easy... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
KeepItUpp
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Rushford, Minnesota
Lots of frogs and lizards to see!

It's not a long trail, but there is a lot packed into it. I really liked the informative placards... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Lisa K
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the parks up near go ape woodlands ..its a peaceful country walk through the woods up towards the lime kiln ..there are wooden statues along the way ..its a beautiful place a must see if you love walks

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Signage along the trail is unreadable in some cases and needs to be repaired, but the trail is easy to follow with some VERY interesting vegetation of all sorts - almost feels like you are back in Jurassic times!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

kids had a lot of fun exploring this place great trails a lot of fun for all ages parking was a little bit of a problem but other than that no big deal

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wendy w
Reviewed August 29, 2018

bring plenty of bug repellant...I was there on a calm day with no breeze and was devoured by mosquitoes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank versdeguy
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The Google map indicated entrances to trail off of NC12 but these were not accessible & I had to back up and turn around on flooded road; be sure to use the entrance on Lighthouse Road! Found the right trail, but it turned out to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fallschurchva22046
Reviewed July 22, 2018

It's basically a short walk in the woods with not much to see. A lot of insects and spider webs to deal with on the trail. A lot of the information along the trail is no longer legible. Not sure why all the crazy directions...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kevps133
Reviewed July 20, 2018

It's not a long trail, but there is a lot packed into it. I really liked the informative placards placed all along it giving some really nice information about the woods and the changes it's gone through. Easy walk for anyone who isn't able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa K
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I hope this is the right trail. The one I took started at the WWll British sailor cemetery in the shadow of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and for me without a map or much of a clue ended at the Frisco campground. There were lots...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This was and easy "hike". We did not observe much wildlife. Some toads that's about it. Plenty of flies biting you from start to finish. TICKS were terrible. Small infant size TICKS covered our legs. Make sure you brush off before you get back into...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Our family (2 adults, a 13 year old and 4 year old) went for a hike here last week and had a good time. It was easy enough for everyone and not too long, 3/4 mile I think. There a signs along the trail explaining...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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I would say it's pretty safe terrain to ride in, but beware of the ticks & take bug repellant, they were horrible when we were there, we literally had hundreds of them on us when we left the woods, they are very tiny... More
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