A hike through the woods, at the beach?

Hard to believe, but yes, we have an amazing ecological preserve in the north end of town, Nags Head Woods Preserve. Home to forested dunes, interdune ponds, marshes and wetlands, NH Woods offers a natural respite from the busy coastal scene not only for wildlife, but also for human visitors.

Shielded from the ocean winds by the dune ridges, Nags Head Woods features a diversity of plant and animal life that is unusual to find on a barrier island. Towering oaks, hickories, and beech trees, some hundreds of years old, rise from the sand and create a canopy of trees more typical of the mountains of the eastern United States.

So, if you are in town on a Wednesday through August 7, check out a guided hike!


  • Starting Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, repeats every week on Wednesday until Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am


Nags Head Woods Preserve

701 Ocean Acres Dr.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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