Discover the enchanting 50-acre oasis at the Audubon Newhall Preserve, nestled on Hilton Head’s south end.
Maintained by the dedicated volunteers of the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society, this non-profit haven offers a natural escape from the ordinary. Your generous donations help keep the Preserve thriving and support ongoing enhancements to ensure it remains a true treasure for all to enjoy.
A mile of interconnected trails transports you through a rich and diverse native forest ecosystem. With a passionate commitment to protecting its myriad inhabitants, this serene spot brings together recreation, education, and stability – the perfect blend for nature lovers and curious minds to embark on a wondrous journey of exploration and learning.
Over 140 bird species have been sighted at the Preserve. For a complete list and recent bird sightings, check the eBird list for the Audubon Newhall Preserve linked here.
The Audubon Newhall Preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Convenient parking makes it effortless for everyone, including those with mobility challenges or health concerns, to enjoy the accessible boardwalks, walking paths, and cozy resting spots. The observation deck overlooking the pond promises captivating sights of wildlife for nature enthusiasts. Bring your furry friends, but remember to keep them leashed and clean up after them. To maintain the preserve’s splendor, please refrain from smoking, picking plants, or gathering natural materials like pine cones.
The Preserve holds free guided tours on Tuesday mornings led by a Master Birder. No reservations needed. Tours meet in the parking lot by 8:30 a.m. Be sure to bring your own water, binoculars and insect repellant.
To learn more about the Preserve, including a birding checklist, download the Audubon Newhall Trail Guide HERE. If you would like information about volunteering or donating, or just have a question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: 55 Palmetto Bay Road (Not inside Sea Pines, as some apps may say).