Hilton Head is famous for its breathtaking beaches and world-class golf courses. However, there are other activities on the island ideal for the whole family. For instance, nature lovers can check out Lawton Stables at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on their next vacation. It’s a beautiful 600-acre gem with trails, forests, and lakes. Located at the heart of the Lowcountry, it’s a place where animals can live an enjoyable life in a caring community.
Ready to experience the outdoorsy side of Hilton Head? Lawton Stables can help you do just that. Check out this list of things to do to add to your island itinerary!
Have you ever been trail riding? It means riding a horse outdoors on trails and paths not often used by cars.
If you’re up for this activity at Sea Pines, you’re in for a treat. First, you’ll likely meet Woody — a four-year-old Clydesdale who loves meeting visitors at the fence. You’re welcome to pet him and take pictures with him.
Afterward, you can take a one-hour guided horseback adventure underneath Palmettos and moss-covered oaks. The guides keep the pace at a walk so visitors can enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Too nervous to have your kids ride a grown horse? Don’t worry; there are friendly Shetland Ponies at Lawton Stables ideal for children aged seven and below. However, note that children should be able to sit up on their own to enjoy this attraction.
The pony rides at the venue are open from 9:00 AM until one hour before closing. During this time, the kids can go two laps around the animal farm with a designated guide.
You can also ask the team about reserving the stables for exclusive parties.
There are many horses at Lawton Stables, but it also houses other super cute animals! You’ll fall in love with the miniature donkeys and goats at the venue. Plus, you can also pet alpacas, goats, pigs, chickens, and ponies.
Like other farm adventures, you can feed the animals at Lawton Stables. There’s a feed machine at the front porch selling animal food for ¢25 a handful. Visitors are not allowed to feed the animals any food from outside the farm premises.
Take Your Hilton Head Island Vacation to the Next Level
If you’ve been to Hilton Head before, you’ve likely seen its pristine beaches and standout golf courses, but the island offers so much more!
On your next vacation, check out Lawton Stables in Sea Pines. The young and the young-at-heart will surely enjoy the trail rides, pony rides, and animal farm visits that boast the most picturesque scenes.
Ready to take your vacation to the next level? Call Beachside Hilton Head Island at (843) 342-9909 now for more information about fun activities on the island.