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“A great nature excursion for kids”

Newhall Audubon Nature Preserve
Ranked #60 of 117 things to do in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Featuring a wide variety of fauna and flora, this scenic nature reserve also serves as home to many species of birds.
Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great nature excursion for kids”
Reviewed 12 April 2013

This was a smaller park, well suited for kids. There is a parking lot just inside the entrance, and then a short walk to the main water area. We saw 2 alligaors and some turtles in the water. The kids were thrilled. The paths are easy to walk on, and not very long. With 2 small children, it was easy to navigate the paths.

Visited April 2013
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Florida
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289 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“An excellent nature area”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

The Newhall Audubon Center is a bit tricky to find but worth a visit. There are several trails, many with trees and plants identified. The trails themsleves were in perfect condition during our late autumn 2012 visit. There is a "drip" near the parking lot that attracts a wide range of birds if you have the patience to watch for a while. There is no visitor center, but there are many informative signs sprinkled around the property. It is hard to beleive this oasis is nestled right in the middle of a busy part of Hilton Head Island.

Visited November 2012
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10 Thank garybirder
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

With entrance off Palmetto Bay Road between Sea Pines Circle and the Cross Island, this preserve is tucked away. It is lovely and free, with a series of short interpretive trails and a great little guide that introduces visitors to the low country. More info at http://www.sctrails.net/trails/ALLTRAILS/Interpretive/AudubonNewhall.html

Visited November 2012
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9 Thank Karen R
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Tinley Park, IL
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90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Stop here for a private hike through the forest”
Reviewed 28 June 2012 via mobile

It's free, and you'll only spend 30 minutes to an hour here, but the grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and there is a lot of wildlife in the pond in the middle (we counted a few turtles and two alligators swimming in the water).

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8 Thank Jason_Tinley_Park
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