From trails that take just a few minutes to multi-mile hikes through more challenging terrain, there is a lot of choice when it comes to picking the right hike for your group on Hunting Island.
Get a super quick introduction to hiking in the park with this 0.2-mile walk that connects the Maritime Forest with the Lagoon Access Trail. It's a great starting point for seeing more of the area.
Another connecting path that will take you to the Marsh Boardwalk Trail, which is a particular treat for nature and photography lovers.
This trail is two miles long but the terrain is fairly level so it isn't too strenuous. You will explore the interior of the Maritime Forest and can look out for deer, hawks and raccoons.
Join this more challenging 2.3-mile trail from the Park Visitor Center or Nature Center Scenic Trail. The trail is also great for mountain biking if you are fairly confident with rough terrain.
With miles of coastline and a large forest, there is plenty for outdoorsy families to get stuck into on a vacation on Hunting Island. Hunting Island State Park cabins and hotels offer the ultimate getaway experience among a wild and rugged island landscape.
The fishing pier is over 1,000 feet long and stretches out into the Fripp Inlet. Alternatively, if you prefer surf fishing then that is possible from the beach as well. Rod loans are available from the Nature Center.
From the south side of the park, a boat ramp leads out onto the Fripp Inlet and Harbor River. This is a great way to see an alternative side of Hunting Island.
For some awesome pictures be sure to visit the lighthouse. The nearby Park Store is a great place to pick up some gifts and souvenirs. This is also where you will find rest rooms on the beach.
Download the Penny Treasure Map online and help your kids find four points indicated with illustrated clues. This is a great way to encourage them to come on hikes if they are initially reluctant!