Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Trail

Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Trail

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"The once-dominant longleaf forests began to vanish. Today, only a fraction remain. Finding a good stand of mature longleafs is a rare treat, one you’ll find at the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve in Southern Pines.

The 898-acre preserve is largely the result of the foresightedness of North Carolina author James Boyd’s grandfather. The elder Boyd purchased much of the land in the early twentieth century to spare it from timbering. Today, you can savor Boyd’s preservation effort on nearly 5 miles of hiking trails that explore the tract."

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Birding North Carolina (Falcon Guides)
Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns
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"Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve is a State Nature Preserve operated by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. The preserve consists of 900 acres on three separate tracts of land. Habitats: Longleaf pine and scrub oak, mixed pine-hardwood, small stream and bottomland hardwoods, stream-head pocosins. Key birds: Summer: Chuck-will’s-widow; Great Crested Flycatcher; Kentucky and Hooded Warbler; Bachman’s Sparrow; Summer Tanager; Blue Grosbeak. Winter: Pine Siskin. Year-round: Red-headed and Red-cockaded Woodpecker; Brown-headed Nuthatch."

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Trail Information

Southern Pines
Nearby City
3.7
Distance
242 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 to 2.5 hours
Duration
Best in Winter
Season
USGS Southern Pines
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