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After touring the Hatteras Lighthouse, we came upon Buxton Woods Trail sign so stopped and started walking. It's a beautiful shaded trail with lots of insects chirping. About 1/3 of the way as we were entering the swampy area, I encountered a HUGE black snake...More
I'm sorry because maybe I just do not understand the really purpose of these woods. Oh yes, of course they are here to be preserved and protected, but I didn't see anything that was "Visitor Friendly" if you will. Maybe I did not go into...More
We saw the sign for this reserve by the side of Route 12, and drove our car down the entrance, in order to check out the nature walk. There was only a deeply rutted dirt road, muddy from recent rains, and no parking places. At...More
First, the reserve is really hard to find. Second, there's a relatively long and uninteresting walk to get to the trails unless you have 4WD. Third, make sure your bug spray is on before you open the car door - these skeeters bite through your...More
Hatteras Island is more than just gorgeous beaches! Discover another kind of natural beauty at the Coastal Reserve. In just a few steps down the sandy path, you're deep in thickets of windswept trees. You hear the calls of unseen birds. Ferns and palmettos abound....More
Buxton Woods is one of the hidden treasures of Hatteras Island and it is worth searching out for an interesting break from the beaches and fishing. There are a number of trails and roads that you can follow through maritime forests of evergreens and live...More