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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
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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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Although hurricane Matthew did quite a bit of damage, most of the park still stands. The trails are all closed (as of late Feb. 2017) due to the danger of falling limbs and trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dan B
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Haliburton, Canada
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Haliburton, Canada
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although hurricane Matthew did quite a bit of damage, most of the park still stands. The trails are all closed (as of late Feb. 2017) due to the danger of falling limbs and trail cleanup operations but you can still casually walk the roads and fields and visit the ponds, go fishing, do bird watching and photography and enjoy a... More 

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Thank Dan B
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several of the paths are still blocked due to Hurricane damage. HHI has such beautiful flora and they have worked so hard to incorporate the natural habitat where ever you go. It's sad to see so many majestic trees down. Nonetheless, we had a lovely walk and others were there enjoying the trails by bike. We saw several alligators and... More 

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1 Thank RenFox
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This preserve has a small lake, you can walk, have lunch, even take a guided boat cruise. It's all hidden in the very sculptured Sea Pines plantation on Hilton Head

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Thank Marty C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A $6 car fee and you are in for a wonderful day of exploring! We walked trails, explored shops, did a mini-scavenger hunt to find special legacy oaks based on one of the trail maps, and visited both South Beach and Harbour Town. Apparently we still didn't manage to see everything, though, as we missed the stables and petting zoo!... More 

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1 Thank saritonin
Rochester, New York, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Matthew took a hard hit at the Preserve. An unbelievable number of trees were damaged. They have slowly been able to clean up the damage. It is still going to take a year for the trees that remain to absorb the sun and resume growth. This does not downplay the beauty and the enjoyment of the area. Just come and... More 

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2 Thank Patricia K
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place for bike rides and alligator spotting. Good eating places also. Well kept property. If you live outside Sea Pines there is. Fee to get in.

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1 Thank Barbara M
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place despite the destructive nature of Hurricane Matthew. Peaceful walk, plenty of paved trail plus unpaved portions are wide and flat. Some places are still blocked with storm debris. Beautiful boardwalk next to old rice fields where you can find alligators, turtles, birds.

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3 Thank Karen K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful area to see alligators, turtles, birds of all sorts, huge trees, ponds and simply get away from everything and enjoy nature.

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1 Thank Laura P
Wilmington, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Know that the hurricane did hit fully here and they are still recovering. Cleanup is ongoing but you still see big trees down. This will all recover.

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Celebration, Florida
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66 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

And people charge to see this ? A fairly b o r I n g community where every home is some shade of brown. I gather thIs a restrictive covenant. Not much to see unless you like green leaves. The 'Lighthouse' was a disappointment. The only saving grace were the musicians who were providing entertainment at several restaurants. We could... More 

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