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Nags Head Woods Preserve

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The Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve protects over 1,000 acres of sand dunes, ponds, wetlands and marshes. A variety of hikes allow you to traverse the diverse ecosystems such as the 2.25-mile round trip Sweetgum Swamp Trail, the 1.5-mile round trip Roanoke Trail, and the easy, half-mile Discovery Trail. Popular for birding, more than 50 species breed here including the yellow prothonotary warbler. Keep your eyes out for spotting reptiles and amphibians and rare plants such as wooly beach heather and water violet.

701 West Ocean Acres Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC
(252) 441-2525


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