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“Wonderful paths through Nature”

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #9 of 67 things to do in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Whether you’re walking or riding bikes, you’ll see beautiful local birds in their habitat. Wear sneakers or good walking shoes, definitely need sunscreen and, depending on the time of year, bug spray. Enjoy miles of paths, ponds, and views. Depending on your timing you may be treated to a rookery- hundreds of birds gathering - beautiful and noisy . Nature at its best.

Thank lesliesusan
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful.
Peaceful.
Lowcountry at its best.
As mentioned in other reviews - this is a great place to ride, walk, bird watch, gator watch, or a little of each. Just a short drive from HHI or Bluffton - you can spend an hour or half a day on the Island. It never seems to be crowded and is best done at low tide for maximum wildlife sightings. The freshwater ponds are both scenic and full of beautiful birds and other wildlife.
Bring your energy, your camera, your bug spray and your water and you’re in for a special treat.

Thank Randy K
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Pinkney Island is definitely my favorite thing about Hilton Head. It is a rookery, which can change drastically from year to year based on storms. On our latest trip, almost all of us saw a painted bunting.

1  Thank FionaSue
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Basic easy hike. Birds and a few butterflies. Watch closely. We saw two alligators. No bathrooms. A few areas to stop and rest on a bench.

Thank Spagirl76
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Our Guide Richard (through Coastal Discovery Museum) was very friendly and went the extra mile to describe biking on Pinckney Island, and the history of it. We learned about animals that live there, and saw hundreds of birds and a couple alligators. It was a great day!

1  Thank JoSki32
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