Hilton Head, along with its surroundings, is one of the best vacation areas to visit when you want to get in touch with nature. The South Carolina Lowcountry boasts a tremendous amount of wildlife, and it just so happens that you can find several preserved habitats open for public viewing. Come and discover the flora and fauna in beautiful harmony in Hilton Head.

Audubon Newhall Preserve

John James Audubon was well known for his study of birds. And so in his name, the Newhall Preserve was developed as a safe haven for the birds of the Lowcountry. The preserve has well-kept nature trails that you can explore during your vacation. Go on a “bird walk,” or take a guided tour to see the homes of the Hilton Head avians.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Just about all of your favorite outdoor activities can be experienced at Sea Pines. There are opportunities to hike, picnic, and fish. If you’re feeling less ambitious, you can just take in the beauty of the wildlife outside. If you visit in the spring, you’ll need to make sure to see the Warner W. Plahs Wildflower Field. If you’d like to take a walk through time, Sea Pines is also the site of an ancient Indian Shell Ring. With more than 600 acres on the preserve, you never know what kind of wildlife you’ll come across.

Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve

A short trip over to Bluffton will bring you to the Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve. The highlighted feature of this preserve are the pine-saw palmettos, though the over 900 acres of land also boasts many other types of evergreens. Birdwatchers will be delighted at what they find; and anyone enjoying the natural routines of other woodland creatures will not be disappointed.

What can be more relaxing on vacation than getting in touch with nature? Bring your family to one of the nature preserves during your trip to Hilton Head, and who knows? Maybe you’ll add an extra layer of peace to your vacation.