Nature trails — the ultimate symphony of tranquility, fresh air, and a splash of adventure. If you’re planning a getaway to Hilton Head, lace up your sneakers and get ready for a journey through some of the Lowcountry’s most enchanting landscapes! From your Beachside Hilton Head vacation home base, you’ll find many gateways to a world of relaxation and exploration.
Audubon Newhall Preserve
Address: 55 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
The Audubon Newhall Preserve is an enchanting nature sanctuary sprawling across 50 acres. The Hilton Head Island Audubon Society, a dedicated non-profit and volunteer-driven organization, owns and manages this serene preserve. The preserve boasts a network of intertwining trails that collectively span approximately a mile and is a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Address: The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: (843) 785-3333
Next, we’re diving into the heart of nature with the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Since its establishment as a protected area for wildlife refuge and outdoor adventure in 1970, the preserve has significantly evolved. From the initial trails constructed in the early ’70s to horse riding paths, wetland walkways, bridges, and fishing docks, the preserve has expanded to cover 605 acres! In Sea Pines Forest Preserve, you’re not far from the reality of a magical place.
Jarvis Creek Fitness Trail
Address: 100 Jarvis Creek Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Phone: (843) 681-7273 (Island Rec Center)
For those craving a blend of fitness and scenery, the Jarvis Creek Fitness Trail in Jarvis Creek Park has your name written all over it. The park features a one-mile walking trail and over ten stations of outdoor cross-training equipment. Each station has clear instructions on utilizing the equipment and tailoring the exercises to suit your fitness level.
Address: 60 Burkes Beach Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: (843) 341-4600 (Hilton Head Island Government)
Who says nature trails can’t lead to the beach? Burkes Beach challenges that notion with its serene coastal setting. Stroll along the majestic Atlantic Ocean before turning inland on a sandy trail leading to Chaplin Community Park. During high tide, you’ll witness the Atlantic’s waters flowing into a salt marsh, forming a temporary creek perfect for a tranquil walk.
Mitchelville Freedom Park
Address: 40 Harriet Tubman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Phone: (843) 255-7301
History meets nature at Mitchelville Freedom Park. As you wander through this living history site, you’ll discover the stories of the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people. Nature and culture intertwine as you explore the scenic wooded trails, creating an experience that’s both educational and awe-inspiring.
Come Home to Nature With Beachside Hilton Head!
After a day of trailblazing, there’s nothing like coming home to a cozy and stylish retreat. Beachside Hilton Head offers vacation rentals that are both luxurious and strategically located, ensuring you’re never too far from the island’s nature trails. Whenever you’re ready to trade city chaos for the soothing sounds of nature, Beachside Hilton Head is your ticket to an unforgettable island adventure. Book your stay now!