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Kent Mitchell Nature Trail

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Good place to see birds

You can often see painted buntings here. Nice boardwalk through the marsh. You may want to use... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
LakeLoafer
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Montgomery, AL
Watch out for Wildlife!

The trail shows the diversity of the landscape in this beautiful place. I would recommend plenty... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
stargazerlilly2014
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Kayaking and hiking may be enjoyed within this area of salt marsh and walking trails.
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17 Oct 2016
“Good place to see birds”
15 Jul 2016
“Watch out for Wildlife!”
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Bald Head Island, NC
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

You can often see painted buntings here. Nice boardwalk through the marsh. You may want to use insect spray.

1  Thank LakeLoafer
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The trail shows the diversity of the landscape in this beautiful place. I would recommend plenty of bug spray and keep your eyes open for all sorts of wild life and some --like snakes you may want not want to see! Perfect for a day...More

Thank stargazerlilly2014
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The paths needed cleaning up, and we saw only one bird. I have been on nicer nature trails. The views of the marsh were pleasant, however.

Thank Cake7
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Hiked the trail in late afternoon. No one else was on the trail. It was pleasant. Trail is not well marked and overgrown in places. Did appreciate the foliage markers. Trail is walk-able in sandals and flat. There are several places with excellent views of...More

1  Thank Shelia M
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The nature trail on BHI is a great setting to preserve the salt marshes of Bald Head. However it is not terribly well maintained and could use some signs pointing the direction of travel. My wife and I found ourselves knee deep in bushes because...More

1  Thank SWMBKERUNSC
Reviewed 13 May 2014

There's much to like about this trail. There;s a Hawks Nest across from the boardwalk entrance up high in the pine trees. Once across the marsh on the boardwalk and onto the little trail through the woods we spotted many birds but our favorite spotting...More

1  Thank qwerty103
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Bald Head Island is full of nature, and visitors should take advantage of the many opportunities to see rare and undisturbed nature up close. The Kent Mitchell Nature Trail is a relatively short romp around a small, uninhabited island in the marsh off Federal Road...More

1  Thank wilmingtonwillie2016
Reviewed 21 July 2012

The nature on BHI is FANTASTIC. We saw birds, crabs, and even an alligator! (Ask anyone who visits the island regularly and they can tell you where to find them.) The nature trail on BHI can be split in to sections. We LOVED the board...More

1  Thank oceanai
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Although a majority of families come to BHI for the remoteness and beach vacation vibe, we actually enjoy the nature part of the island. The Nature Trail isn't too long or too short. You can walk/hike it quickly or slow down and smell the flowers....More

2  Thank winemac
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Wilmington NC
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Reviewed 5 April 2006

It is a quick walk in nature. You will love it.

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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