FIVE TRANQUIL PLACES

TO CONNECT WITH NATURE

ON HILTON HEAD

There is so much more beauty on Hilton Head Island beyond the miles of

gorgeous beaches. Be sure to check out these tranquil places on the island

in between your time spent on the beach and the bike paths.

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AUDUBON NEWHALL PRESERVE

The Hilton Head Island Audubon Society owns and operates the 50 acre Audubon Newhall Preserve located on Palmetto Bay Road on Hilton Head Island. In the center of the Preserve is a beautiful pond, surrounded by benches. There are walking trails throughout the forest. The Preserve is usually open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. Self guided trail maps are available next to our bulletin board. Many native plants are labeled in our several distinctive ecosystems.

88 Palmetto Bay Rd

(843) 842-9246

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COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM &

HONEY HORN PLANTATION

The Coastal Discovery Museum inspires people to care for the Lowcountry.  With the Coastal Discovery Museum you may explore our beautiful yet fragile environment; learn about the region’s history, culture and art; and discover what makes the 68-acre Historic Honey Horn property so special.  Most importantly, leave with the knowledge that you can make a difference by actively caring for our environment and heritage.

70 Honey Horn Dr

(843) 689-6767

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JARVIS CREEK PARK

53 acre park featuring a fishing dock, fitness trail, grass meadow, grills, 3 picnic pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms and trails

50 Jarvis Park Rd

(843) 681-8220

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SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE

Since 1970, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve has grown to include bridle paths, an archaeological site made of seashells. wetland boardwalks, bridges and fishing docks, creating even more ways for visitors to explore and enjoy this stunning and pristine part of Hilton Head Island.

Today, there are many ways to explore the natural wonders of Hilton Head Island. Choose from guided boat tours, horseback rides, fishing expeditions, or wagon tours, or simply pick up a map and stroll the trails at your own pace. 

Lawton Canal Rd

(843) 842-1979

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WHOOPING CRANE POND CONSERVANCY

This 137 acre conservancy is located within Hilton Head Plantation. Formed as a shallow valley between ancient shoreline dunes, it consists primarily of freshwater black gum (or tupelo) forested swamp and open "savannah" swamp. Surrounding the wetlands is a swamp edge transition zone of thick, head-high bushes that separates the swamp from the pine dominated uplands. This breadth of habitats supports approximately 75 plant species and 100 wildlife species. There is a 1,100 foot, elevated boardwalk that allows access to the heart of the swamp, as well as three trails that allow further viewing of the various habitats. 

Leatherwood Court, Hilton Head Plantation

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