Farms To Explore Near Hilton Head Island, SC

By Marie | May 18, 2017

While the beach might be the first thing you think about when Hilton Head Island comes to mind, Hilton Head also has an array of farms to explore during your vacation. Whether you like to ride horses, or pick fruit, there’s a farm on Hilton Head to explore. Here are some of the best farms to visit on Hilton Head Island.

Lawton Stables

While it’s not technically a farm, there are plenty of horses to ride at Lawton. You can discover South Carolina’s low country on horseback when you visit the stables. Their trail rides take you through over 600 acres of lush forests and pretty lakes in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. After your trail ride, visit Lawton’s small animal farm with the kids to feed donkeys, chickens, goats, ponies, and miniature cows for just $0.50 a cup. The one-hour trail rides give you a perfect view of the wildlife within the island from your horse and are a great activity for every family member.

Johnson’s Urban Farm

Johnson’s Urban Farm is a year-round greenhouse and market that sells locally grown produce in the Hilton Head area. You can take a look at their growing schedule to see what’s growing in each season. Their mission is to provide the community with a full range of healthy produce. Along with fresh produce, you can purchase other sustainable products like coffee, soap, baked goods, and other natural foods. You can take a public tour of the farm and learn more about the methods, environmental benefits, and practices of sustainable farming.

Dempsey Farms

Located on St. Helena Island, Dempsey Farms offers you pick strawberries and vegetables on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Once they are picked out, the farm closes so the berries can ripen. It’s best to check online or call before you plan to visit to make sure there are berries left to pick. You can check out their harvesting dates for information on what fruits and vegetables are available when you are visiting. The farm is 11 miles east of the small historic town of Beaufort, which is also worth a visit during your vacation.

Explore the farmer in you when you visit these three farms as an alternative thing to do on Hilton Head Island. Stay with Palmetto Sands Vacation Rentals for a relaxing vacation in a home away from home.

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