Hilton Head, SC
Points of Interest
Audobon Hewhall Preserve - A self-guided brochure will allow
you to enjoy trails where native plants are labeled. Free. Located on
Palmetto Bay Road. Open to the public Sunday to Sunday Daily.
Sea Pines Forest Preserve - Sea Pines Plantation. You will
find 7 miles of trail, a fishing pond, Waterfowl Pond & Indian Shell
Ring. This is a self-guided brochure; guided nature walks on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.(Meet at East Entrance on Lawton road.)
Zion Cemetery and Bayard Mausoleum - Built in 1846, it is the
largest ante-bellum structure still intact on the Island. Intersection
of US 278 and Mathews Drive.
Baynard Ruins - Sea Pines Plantation. Take a self-guided tour
of the remains of an 1800 plantation house and its outbuildings. The
plantation house was constructed from tabby, a popular homemade
Lowcountry building material that is produced by burning oyster shells
and mixing with whole shells, sand and water.
Fish Haul Plantation - Off Beach City Road. The chimneys are
the only reminders to this once thriving Sea Island cotton plantation.
Federal troops once camped here from the time of the Union occupation
Fort Howell - Beach City Road. The Union troops built this
earthwork in 1861 to strengthen the defense of Mitchelville.
Fort Mitchel - Hilton Head Plantation. An earthwork
fortification built constructed around 1862, as part of the Island's
Indian Shell Ring - Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The native
Americans once occupied Hilton Head and left their history in large
rings and shell middens.
Green's Shell Enclosure Walk - Learn while exploring the
structure constructed over 500 years ago. This walk is sponsored by the
Museum of Hilton Head. Call 843-689-6767 for more details.
Fort Sherman/Fort Walker Ruins Walk - Explore the remains of
Civil War fortifications located on Port Royal Plantation Sponsored by
Museum of Hilton Head. Call 843--689-6767
Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge Walk - Explore the pristine
wildlife preserve with your tour guide. Expect to see and learn about
various Lowcountry flora and fauna. Sponsored by the Museum of Hilton
Head. Call 843-689-6767
The Museum of Hilton Head - The museum has archaeological
digs and has gathered a collection of more than 75,000 artifacts
relating to the Island's history and culture. Nature walks around the
Island, loggerhead turtle watch protection program, lectures and an
oral history project are among its many offerings. 843-689-6767. 100
William Hilton Parkway.
Steelhorse Helicopters - The unforgettable way to experience
Hilton Head Island. Great vacation memories so bring your camera.
Hilton Head Airport. Reservations 843-689-6747
Sunset Dinner Cruise - Enjoy great food and incredible views
of Calibogue Sound and Broad Creek. A variety of company's offer
cruises that range in price as well as dinner menus. A great way to
have an enjoyable evening.
Dolphin Watch Nature Cruise - Meet Hilton Head's fascinating
Sea Creatures on these explorations. The cruises are offered by several
companies in area and operate throughout the day in addition to sunset
Horse Back Riding - The Island is host to several stables
that will provide scenic guided trail rides. Riding lessons and pony
rides are also available.
Fishing And Shrimping - Several companies will host boat
expeditions teaching visitors how to catch shrimp, crab, and fish. What
a great way to enjoy the catch of the day!
Kayaking - Guided Kayak Tour companies in Hilton Head will
challenge you to paddle through marshes, creeks, rivers, and sounds
that are not available to most vacationers.
Sailing - Hilton Head Sailing Center. Full-time Sailing
schools offer on the water instruction for sailors of all levels. Women
instructors are also available. All instructors are US Sailing
Certified professional Call 843-671-2727
Parasailing - Get a birds eye view of Hilton Head Island by
parasailing and viewing 25 miles of the Island.