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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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World away from SeaPines

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marty C
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank saritonin
Rochester, New York, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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1 Thank Patricia K
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3 reviews
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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Thank Barbara M
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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2 Thank Karen K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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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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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Jane H
Celebration, Florida
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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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1 Thank Achimmah
Saint Louis, Missouri
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a large and great area with plenty of walking trails, 2 lakes, fishing, picnic areas and more. There is plenty of wildlife including various birds and quite a few alligators, so walk those trails close to the water with care, especially on the sunny side. In the summer there is a huge flower area. I've never seen a... More 

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5 Thank Mike W
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is my favorite place to wander around on my days off. I love the serene atmostphere while walking the various trails. There are all kinds of little information signs that tell you about various fauna, history, and wildlife in the area.

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