Fodor's Expert Review Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Located within the gates of the Sea Pines Resort, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve is made up of 605 acres of protected wilderness. There are two entrances: one off Greenwood Drive, about a mile past the main gate, has a parking area; the other is located off Lawton Drive. Walking and biking trails take you past a stocked fishing pond, a waterfowl pond, a 3,400-year-old Native American shell ring, a wildflower field, wetland boardwalks, picnic areas, boat docks, and an outdoor chapel with five wooden pews and a wooden lectern engraved with the Prayer of St. Francis. Nature tours, boat tours, fishing expeditions, and wagon tours are available through Sea Pines and can be booked in advance. Nearby Lawton Stables offers a unique experience to explore the forest on a guided horseback tour.