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Nature Spots to See in Hilton Head Island

ERA Evergreen
Sep 2 5 minutes read

Did you have a busy week at work? Are you juggling two toddlers and a messy household? No matter what your role is in the society, whether you're a career woman with piles of paperwork, or a stay-at-home dad in charge of the kids and house duties, a day of relaxation is key to keeping sane--and nature has a way of recharging your senses.

Hilton Head is a serene island filled with greens and blues, and the perfect destination for people who want to be closer to the beauty of Mother Earth. Treat yourself to a day of calming peace in these top parks and nature attractions in Lowcountry. Truly nature's best!

Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

1 Chamber of Commerce Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Biking is both an exercise to keep our bodies fit and therapy for the soul. Visit Hilton Head's Bike Trails at Chamber of Commerce Drive, and see miles of tarmac and beautiful, well-kept trails, with the rows of different trees and bodies of water as your background. A practical but fun way to explore the island.

Coligny Beach

1 Coligny Vl, Hilton Head, SC 29928

"Going to the beach does not bring a smile to my face." said NO ONE ever! Arguably half of the world's population turns to the sun, sand, and water for a quick retreat--and Coligny Beach offers you just that! Close to shops and restaurants, this clean and well-maintained beach gives you a long stretch of sand and the ocean, where families and solo beach-goers can spend some downtime without any interruption.

Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground

140 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928

If you're bringing your little one along to this trip, you better make sure to pass by this nature-inspired playground!

Named in tribute to the legendary Gregg Russell and his famed musical performances under Harbour Town's famed Liberty Oak, Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground features a magnificent tree-house built on a great Live oak and lots of opportunity for play around the area. As it is adjacent to Harbour Town's main parking lot, parents will also have a fun time with the collection of shops and restaurants while they wait.

Driessen Beach Park

64 Bradley Beach Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928

You're probably going to see a lot of beaches on this island, but Driessen Beach Park sets itself to stand out from the rest through its famed boardwalk towards the beach, which is especially helpful to those who need wheels to get to places. 

Weave through calm waves, and enjoy the walking and biking trails within the beach park's vicinity-- a less-crowded alternative to the popular Coligny Beach.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pinckney Wildlife Refuge Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926

Leave the traffic and commercial vibes behind, and get your peaceful escape here at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Experience its raw scenery, and get to know the wildlife enveloped in the comforts of the island. See all sorts of coastal species--including the elusive bald eagle.

Shelter Cove Community Park

39 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Watch incredible sunsets over the marsh from one of the most beautiful community parks in all of Hilton Head! Aside from hosting a lively roster of year-round festivals and events, the Shelter Cove Community Park also boasts a beautiful playground full of fun and interesting features for your kiddos, as well as peaceful picnic spots and breathtaking water views.

Mitchelville Freedom Park

229 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926

If exploring is your food for the soul, then Mitchelville Freedom Park is the place to be. The park's historic aspect brings more meaning to each step, as every corner of the area is filled with placards with informative stories on them and replicas of some famous buildings. On a hot afternoon, you can also take a dip at the park's beach, which is a hidden gem to many.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Southwest tip of the island, accessible via U.S. 278, South End, Hilton Head, SC 29926

Enjoy a nice walk through a quiet woodsy area around the lake in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Use your feet or ride on a bike as you discover the hidden wildlife roaming around the forest. Do some bird watching after intense hiking during your alone time in this wild adventure.

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