Eco-Adventures in Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island
When Charles Fraser pioneered Sea Pines, he trail blazed a new approach to living—from forming a new community to family life to truly enjoying the outdoors. Over a half a century later, Sea Pines Resort continues his legacy in so many ways—especially with its eco-adventures.
“Our excursions are not just for guests. We encourage locals to go out and explore Sea Pines, too,” said Steve Graham, Recreation Manager for Sea Pines. “And everyone, can go multiple times because you will see something different and inspiring every time.”
Graham smiles as he talks about an American bald eagle sighting he recently had. “It was like seeing an old friend. I was in the [Sea Pines] Preserve and there he was. I hadn’t seen him in five years and there he was. It was just so cool.”
One of Grahams favorite activities is Lowcountry at Dark. Every Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. you can experience the Sea Pines Forest Preserve in a whole new light—in the dark. This after-hours, wagon ride tour is under the stars and immersed in nighttime dwellers like the night heron and the American alligator.
Seeing one of these Lowcountry creatures and planning that perfect family gathering, reunion or corporate retreat is as easy as 1-2-3.
3 Easy Steps to An Awesome, Nature-Enriched Evening in Sea Pines:
- Grab takeout from one of Sea Pines Plantation’s restaurants. Check out Truffles Café, Giuseppi’s Pizza, or Lowcountry Produce in Sea Pines Center or The Quarterdeck, The Harbour Town Grill, Topside Waterfront Restaurant, or CQ’s in Harbour Town. Picnic from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Fish Island in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. (There’s picnic tables so there’s no need for quilts.)
- Reserve your spot for Lowcountry at Dark in the Forest Preserve. You will stop here and there and see all three of the Preserve’s lakes—Joe, Thomas and Mary.
- Finish the fun with Gregg Russell in Harbour Town or dessert, coffee or an after dinner drink or music at one of the restaurants mentioned above.
“We are all about creating memorable moments your kids will want to bring their kids back to,” said Graham. “This is what Charles Fraser was all about and this is what we at Sea Pines strive to maintain.”
To schedule Lowcountry at Dark, or any other eco-adventure, please call (843) 842-1979.
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