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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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We have been to Hilton Head many times and this is always on our list of places to visit. Depending on the weather, you can spot alligator, frogs, snakes and all sorts of bird... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2015
Diane R
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have been to Hilton Head many times and this is always on our list of places to visit. Depending on the weather, you can spot alligator, frogs, snakes and all sorts of bird species. Drive, park and walk or you can drive through or even bike through. We have done all 3.

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North Carolina
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

The preserve is easy to get to and a fun place to explore with the kids. Maybe see an alligator or two.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2015

My wife and I had a nice stroll thru the area on various trails. Birds, gators, some furry creatures, and a variety of trees and flowering plants. Shady and sunny areas but I don't think I'd spend to much time here in the middle of Summer.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

It was sunny and mild. Wooden trail bridge for part of the way. Saw turtles sunning themselves on the tree branches out of the water, flowers, grasses, palms, ferns, birds, alligator in the larger lake on the edge. Very worth while hike. no hills, good walking terrain, well marked trails.

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Hardy, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We go every year to see a variety of wildlife and plant life. One year we saw a spectacular exchange of a fish from an osprey to an eagle in mid air.

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1 Thank Rod S
So. Carolina
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

When the wildflowers are out, you have to see it. There are alligator tours educating you along with viewing. Fishing is allowed with a license. Good walks through nature trails.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Sea Pines is always a fun place to visit. The drive is beautiful. There's a restaurant there and stores that are fun to look through. You can walk along the pier and watch the boats. You can sit and have a snack at the Salty Dog and enjoy the surroundings.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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Reviewed October 24, 2015

It does cost $6 to get into the preserve area, but you can stroll around and enjoy the stores and restaurants.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, Usa
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Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Heads up - this is not a free trail. If you are staying at Sea Pines it's included. Be prepared to pay the $6 entrance fee at the entrance gate. Otherwise beautiful.

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Wuhan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Sea Pines Forrest Preserve is located on the left, just a short way past the Greenwood gate into Sea Pines plantation. If you don't know the area, it can really sneak up on you. There is free parking at the Greenwood entrance and no charge to walk and enjoy the trails. Trail maps are available at the trailhead. Trails are... More 

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