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Address: 46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Enjoyable stroll through the forest.

Wear good shoes and bring the bug spray. Not a difficult walk and we were the only ones on the trail that afternoon. Saw a tree frog but nothing else living. The signs were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elaine M
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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wear good shoes and bring the bug spray. Not a difficult walk and we were the only ones on the trail that afternoon. Saw a tree frog but nothing else living. The signs were helpful and the walk was restful. A nice way to spent some time while visiting.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A short (3/4 mile) walk, but very pleasant. We saw turtles, snakes and frogs as well as reading the various information boards about the local ecosystem. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Of course we're here in December when a cold front has stopped right on top of the island. That just made us walk faster; good exercise. Would love to see the trail in warmer weather so we could see more wildlife.

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Thank davepdavis
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Really easy and nice trail. Shaded so it's cooler than being in full sun. Nice interpretive postings along the trail. Great mix of wetlands and pine forest with a large diversity of plant life.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Buxton Nature Trail near Cape Hatteras Light House is a short walk through woods ,treed and marshes. It is easy to navigate and nice. There are some Picnic Tables at the beginning of Trails if you need. A Good Place to relax

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We enjoy this part of our vacation every year , it never gets old . Here are a few tips for visiting the woods keep windows rolled up (the mosquitoes are awful) , remove fishing rods from racks and any stuff you may have in roof rack . Enjoy the butterflies , ferns , creek and birds .

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We only had a few minuets to travel on this trail in our jeep but looks like you could spend a lot more time

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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

It was a short but fun walk through the woods and over marshes. It was beautiful at sunset. We found it by accident and it was a nice surprise

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ethomas1973
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

This trail might be a better option outside of summer. We saw more frogs and toads than I'd ever seen in a single area. We didn't really see any other wildlife. The mosquitoes were horrible - don't even think about going in without bug spray. We walked out with few bites, but were constantly being buzzed.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We walked the trail this morning and really enjoyed the 3/4 mile loop. The whole trail is fairly flat and easy to maneuver and took us about 20 minutes at a leisurely pace. YES, you need bug spray and a hat most definitely to keep the critters at bay, but would recommend to anyone wanting a walk in the maritime... More 

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