Wings Over Beaufort Widgeon Point Preserve Tour - Sept. 23, 2023
Adult - $20.00 + tax
Join Jenn Clementon of Birding Beaufort & Kristin Williams, Executive Director of Beaufort County Open Land Trust for a guided tour of one of Beaufort County's gems!
Widgeon Point Preserve is a Beaufort County passive park. Here you’ll find 162 acres of mixed pine-hardwood forest, maritime forest, and salt marsh along the Broad River. Located on Lemon Island, off Hwy 170, the preserve is co-owned by Beaufort County and the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. Sidewalks lead from the paved parking lot to a picnic pavilion, a bird blind, and an event barn. A 0.7-mile hiking loop travels the perimeter of the adjacent hummock island. The loop is a wide, flat nature trail that travels through pines, palms, and oak trees. Views of the river can be seen from several different vantage points. While hiking, keep a keen eye for white-tailed deer, bald eagles, fox squirrels and wading birds. Alligators have also been seen in the fresh-water ponds, so be careful to keep away from the water’s edge. Tour guides Jenn Clementoni of Birding Beaufort & Kristin Williams, Executive Director of Beaufort County Open Land Trust