• 140 Year Old Lighthouse a short distance from Captains Walk

    About 1.5 miles from Captains Walk is a small park that holds two of the oldest things on Hilton Head Island – a lighthouse built in 1880 and an oak tree that is between 435 and 450 years old. The lighthouse is no longer in service, and you can’t go up inside of it, but you can walk around the area and look at it and the beautiful tree.  There are also several other buildings on the site. To get there, turn left out of the Captains Walk parking lot and proceed about one half of a mile.  You will pass the Omni hotel and an entrance to the Lemington…

  • Sea Pines Forest Preserve

    The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is one of the best places you have probably never seen.  Located within Sea Pines, you can easily get there by following 278 south (turn left out of Palmetto Dumes) straight through the round-about.  The fee for a day pass for a car is $8 which will allow you to explore the nature preserve as well as Harbour Town (with the lighthouse and restaurants) and the Salty Dog complex. A little difficult to find, the easiest way to get there is to take a brand new access road they made right after the community garden.  The main road jogs to the left and you will…