Meet the World Campion Tourists They come every year, like clockwork, always in spring. It is ritual, a great physical right of passage. No, I am not talking about spring break revelers on our Hilton Head Island shores. The epic travelers here are even more colorful, more driven by raging hormones, and more courageous. They […]Read Article
Every spring I feel compelled to do some hardcore cleaning—don’t you? But before we Clorox© every inch of the house and throw away all those clothes that don’t fit anymore, we should consider going green when we clean.
After all, Hilton Head Island is. Teresa Wade of Experience Green (http://experiencegreen.org/) explains, “Hilton Head is a bucket list place to live and more and more I’m seeing the light bulb go off about green living.” Wade is referring to the Island’s increased efforts to recycle and community leaders stepping up to the green plate.Read Article
THE BLUE BOUNDARY separating Hilton Head Island from the mainland is a wide, sweeping waterway named Calibogue Sound. The sound is melded from the confluence of Mackay Creek, May River, Cooper River, Broad Creek, and six tributaries on Hilton Head Island. Deep and 13 miles long, this waterway curves like the body of a dolphin […]Read Article
As a mother of three girls, I believe being healthy is not only about eating right—it’s also about getting my daughters involved in the process. My family recently attended the Hilton Head Farmer’s Market and we were able to create an entire weekend of wellness. Here’s how:Read Article
The beach on Hilton Head Island is a house of mysteries. Around every bend is a clue about places of great battles, lost plantations, landscapes reshaped. This Island keeps its secrets at the water’s edge. But you can discover the clues if you know where to look. GONE WITH THE WAVES Dolphin Head beach is […]Read Article
With years of experience and a personal passion in preventive medicine, Dr. Kristi Blessitt and naturopathic practitioner Jennifer Burke of Bon Sain Complete Women’s Healthcare take women’s wellness to heart. “We want to optimize a woman’s wellness in the adolescent, reproductive and menopausal years,” says Dr. Blessitt. Bon Sain offers a very proactive and comprehensive […]Read Article
Outside Hilton Head wants you to think big—big fun, big self-growth, and big group-bonding. Hilton Head Island’s leading outfitter offers three unique enrichment programs that take advantage of the Lowcountry and your potential for big success.
Group adventures, destination management, and teambuilding…Read Article
DO YOU WONDER where the water goes once you turn off the tap? Step out of your shower? Or flush? Besides delivering water to you, the Island’s two largest utilities Hilton Head Public Service District and South Island Public Service District treat this “wastewater” to strict quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. But don’t think of this water as waste. It’s a valuable resource waiting for the right place to go. Happily, Hilton Head Island is just the right place.
NOT ONE DROP TO WASTE
In the early 1900s, many American cities discharged poorly treated and even untreated wastewater into river, lakes, and oceans. Los Angeles County was first to irrigate California golf courses with such wastewater. Problem: this water contained pollutants harmful to people and the environment. Passage of the 1972 Clean Water Act established standards for eliminating pollution in waters of the U.S. A key quality standard set the goal that surface waters must be “swimmable and fishable.” That goal improved water quality for humans. But what about plants and animals?
It’s finally fall on Hilton Head Island. Get out your lightweight fleece vests. Get ready to shuck some oysters. And get paddling with Outside Hilton Head.
“Fall is harvest season on the Lowcountry waters,” says Mike Overton, owner of Outside Hilton Head. “The creeks and inlets are bubbling with life. Do not be surprised to have a shrimp jump into your kayak, to see the tail of a red fish, or dolphins strand feeding.”Read Article
WHEN SHADOWS GROW LONG and the temperature cools, you will see a flurry of bird activity on Hilton Head Island and throughout the Lowcountry. By September, many species of birds begin migration—their mass exodus to wintering grounds. They will wing en-masse thousands of miles to exotic climes like the Yucatan or Paraguay. Other species migrate to the Island’s beaches and wetlands from faraway climes such as the Arctic tundra.
Birds migrate in order to eat. When their supply of nutrients in their summer territories dwindles, they must find new feeding locations elsewhere. For instance, avian species that consume invertebrates, such as insects, spiders, worms and crabs in Canadian marsh mud or tidal pools often show up on Hilton Head Island by late October. Warblers, vireos and other bug-and-berry-eating birds depart the Island and migrate south this time of the year.Read Article