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Newhall Audubon Nature Preserve

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Address: 88 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-5331
Phone Number: 843-842-9246
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Featuring a wide variety of fauna and flora, this scenic nature reserve...

Featuring a wide variety of fauna and flora, this scenic nature reserve also serves as home to many species of birds.

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Stopped in only to check it out from the car. Natural park with trails. This would be a fun attraction in the off season when it is not so hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
jandjbrandt
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HHI
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a peaceful break from the crowds in Hilton Head with a walk through the Newhall Audubon Nature Preserve. Numerous trails and a large pond with benches. See hummingbirds, woodpeckers, turtles and alligators. Truly a hidden gem of nature. Located on Palmetto Bay Road between Point Comfort Rd & Publix. Look for a brown landmark sign on the right when... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my son biking on some of the trails. Stopped of several times for photos. Make sure to ride slow so you can really soak up the beauty here. If you love nature this is definitely the place for you.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Stopped in only to check it out from the car. Natural park with trails. This would be a fun attraction in the off season when it is not so hot.

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Tucked off Palmetto Road is a lovely secluded nature walk. All kinds of native plants are well marked for identification and birds chirping in the towering pines. Our group was lucky to have Jack, one of the caretakers, along for our morning walk. He was very knowledgeable about the history and plant life of the region. A nice walk through... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Lovely nature preserve mid island offering a quiet respite from the more congested areas of HH. Worth an hour to stroll their paths and sit by the pond. No charge.

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Thank Charles A
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a compact little wooded area with a network of trails and a couple small ponds. The various types a trees and other plants growing here are labeled. It would be a good spot for a short secluded walk, but we found other forest preserves nearby that had more variety

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Thank Lonelobster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We arrived later in the morning and didn't identify all that many birds but enjoyed our visit anyway. We were fortunate to be there the same time as a local volunteer who was very informative. I particularly liked the well labeled plants and trees.

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Austintown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Laid back stroll through woodland paths. Saw an alligator, lizards, dragonflies, and butterflies. Nice place to relax on a bench and read a book.

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mesa, arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is a small preserve with well marked trails. Parking is limited to around 10 cars. Open sunrise to sunset. Were impressed by how many plants were identified: many more than are usually found at a nature preserve

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

There wasn't much obvious wildlife, but this is a delightful stroll through beautiful flora and fauna. The indigenous plants are well marked with small signs. The small ponds are picturesque with sitting areas to sit and enjoy the solitude. It is hard to believe the reserve comes off of 278 with all its bustle. This is a nice place for... More 

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