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“Great walking experience”

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #12 of 120 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 August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful area, but be ready for LOTS of walking! To get to the first pond was almost a mile walk so young children may not be able to make it the whole island walking. It’s definitely worth the stop as it’s very pretty and there’s lot of birds to be seen. We saw a fox while driving in too! Pinckney island is before you reach Hilton Head and is free to enter. Bring lots of water and your walking shoes as there’s only one way to enter so however far you walk in you have to walk that back out! We only made it the first mile in as my 6 and 11 year old were already tired from another stop, but even just that far was amazing to see! Lots of marsh land and birds and crabs were seen. Amazing walking area and was stroller friendly, it’s a dirt road though so a running stroller would be better I didn’t have one this trip and it still worked out just a little harder in some spots.

Thank annette t
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This place is unbelievably beautiful! Come prepared with plenty of drinking water on those hot days and allow yourself plenty of time to explore. If possible bring bikes as it lends itself perfect for exploring by bicycles!

Thank Kristopher K
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a lovely place for a day hike. If you get an Uber or a Taxi here, though, make a reservation for a pickup as well, because getting back will not be possible if you just call for one from the place.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Enjoy nature with a walk or a bike ride. This has been preserved from development for future generations. Enjoy a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle!

Thank HHIJohn
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

This is just a great place to go for a quire nature walk, or a nice bike ride through a quite nature preserve. Be sure to stop atIris Pond for pictures and viewing the Egrets nesting. Bike trails are flat and very accommodating.

Thank WeRretired
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