Winter doesn’t have to be hum-drum. It may be cold outside, but there’s still a great deal of enjoyment to be had. The nature preserves, state parks, and greenways offer scenic views and great spots for hiking and biking.

Sea Pines Forest Preserve

The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is the largest plot of undeveloped land on the island, and there’s much to do and see. With more than 600 acres, you can delve into the forest and marshland on foot, horseback, boat, or bicycle. Hilton Head offers bike rentals if you don’t bring your own. Explore the wildflower meadow, the sparking freshwater lakes, and the bird habitat. (Perfect for bird watchers!) And you don’t want to miss the 4,000-year-old Indian Shell ring. It’s quite a sight to behold!

The Coastal Discovery Museum

If you want to see the beauty of nature as well as learn all about it, then you’ve come to the right place. The Coastal Discovery Museum has family-friendly events, exhibits, and tours that will inform and please the whole crew. It’s more than just a museum; it’s an experience for nature lovers everywhere.

Audubon Newhall Preserve

Bird watchers unite at this gorgeous preserve with over 140 bird species! There are free guided tours available on Tuesday mornings by a master birder to help you beef up your bird knowledge. If birds aren’t your thing, you can always sit back and take in the wonderous wildlife views or take a scenic walk on the beautiful trails on this 50-acre preserve.


The charm and allure of nature aren’t just for the warmer months. Even when the weather is chilly, you can reconnect with nature in the most choice vacation spot. Book your Hilton Head Island Vacation today and see all that winter wildlife has to offer.