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Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve

1024 Ft. Bragg Road

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve is a unique window onto the longleaf pine forests that once covered millions of acres in the southeastern U.S. The lanky pines – some of them hundreds of years old – tower over expanses of wiregrass and rare and intriguing species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens tree frog, bog spicebush, fox squirrel and myriad wildflowers. A network of short, easy trails provides an outdoor classroom for ranger-led hikes that teach about this ecology or for quiet contemplation. With limited understory, the forest is a natural theater for birding and viewing wildlife. The visitor center’s museum-quality exhibits explore the longleaf forest, its flora and fauna and its unique history.


Heather Richardson

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
We went on the Blue Triangle trail, the woods were pretty but is definitely NOT stroller friendly. We have pretty heavy duty strollers and there were so many roots that were sticking out of the trail that the large wheels couldn't roll over. In fact the last section is almost straight up hill with so many roots it's almost like stairs. A great workout for someone without kiddos

Jennifer Erickson

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Beautiful! The discovery room is clearly intended for children, but offered me lots of wonderful things to experience as well. We wandered through the trails and saw a large number of critters: a lizard, a swimming snake, a toad right on our path, and many birds and insects. The trails are pretty rude see, but clearly well-maintained to remove debris so hikers can have a chance to look around a bit. I'm definitely looking forward to visiting again!

Hannah McCormick

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Beautiful nature preserve with a very nice lodge. There are a lot of trails to choose from and they are generally well maintained but they would not be good for strollers or runners because there are SO MANY roots to trip or get caught on. My dogs and I came away with a few ticks each but we did a long hike and were on some of the back trails.

Margarita colon

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
I enjoy Weymouth Woods. It's definitely great place to escape mentally, but also the terrain is good enough to go running if you need a quick run. Even on busy days I rarely bump into people. It's right outside of town, but it makes you feel you're a little further away.

Kaiden Spurlock

Monday, June 11, 2018
This is an excellent example of well-maintained Longleaf pine ecosystem, beautiful over story with very little mid-story an excellent understory. If you are interested in learning about the Longleaf ecosystem or the woods around the area and excellent place to come visit and talk to the Rangers or a person behind the front desk. You can also learn about prescribed fire and the important role it plays in maintaining this ecosystem.

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