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Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

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Address: 701 W Ocean Acres Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8848
Phone Number: +1 252-441-2525
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Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime...

Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime forests left in its natural state.

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Sunset

Find the trail to the sound and you'll have an awesome sunset. Great horned owls and screech owl right at nightfall.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Find the trail to the sound and you'll have an awesome sunset. Great horned owls and screech owl right at nightfall.

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Thank bebeoctober
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We love taking hikes through Nags Head Woods. Always see something new each time. This last time, we had a large black snake cross our path, and saw some beautiful ground cover with small red berries.

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Thank Ebfreebie
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice nature area. Good walking trails to oberve wildlife and plants. Very swampy so stick to the paths. Not much of a bug problem at the time we went.

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here on September 28 2016. We were unable to stay long because the paths are not accessible for strollers.(We have an 18 month old). We did walk path 1, a smaller loop and carried our stroller and daughter. We saw a bunch of lizards, a turtle and some frogs and had only walked for maybe 15 minutes. My... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Quiet. Would be peaceful unless you happen to be dragging a crabby eleven year old girl with you. 😅 Several trails. Some pet friendly, which is one reason we explored. Not well marked but there are trail guides (maps) offered and it's not too difficult to figure out. One trail goes by an old graveyard for a Tillett/Tillitt family (spelling... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Well kept nature center with multiple trails to explore. I didn't care for the black snake we saw but I can't complain because we were invading his environment!

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our stay in Nags Head was during a heat wave. Looking for options we went to the Forest. This is a Nature Conservancy site, and it is pristine. Right near the bay, but completely wooded. The trail we hiked took us past many swamp pools, mostly algae covered. It was quite beautiful. Benches were provided along the 4 mile trail,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The heat index was 117 degrees so my husband and I thought it would be a nice cooler place to see nature. We saw some Dragon flies and butter flies but were chased out of the ADA trail due to biting insects. Please spray yourself down with some back woods bug spray in the parking lot before adventuring into this... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the woods, parked at the nature center and walked trails 4 and 5 out to the sound. It was an easy hike with 9 and 6 year old. Lots to see. The woods are beautiful and peaceful, many butterflies and dragonflies.

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Richmond VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the preserve during a very hot week at the beach. My wife and I were looking for a respite from the beach and for a place to stretch our legs. This preserve is very beautiful and raw with lots of birds and trees. We were there in our flip flops and shorts. We tried one of the family... More 

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