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Hilton Head Island!
his is a sleepier time of year on our boot-shaped barrier Island. Luckily, the winter is mild enough to continue to take advantage of many of the wonderful things Hilton Head has to offer. The awardwinning golf courses are still providing some of the best golfing in the South, our top-notch restaurants continue to serve up mouthwatering, world-class dishes and our array of friendly, local businesses are serving up unique experiences you won’t soon forget! Here at Island Events, we are honored to be our visitors’ go-to resource for keeping up with everything there is to see and do on the Island. Many thanks to our awesome columnists — all experts in their fields — for helping make this possible! This month, we hear from Island Winery’s Georgene Mortimer about choosing wines for your favorite comfort foods, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy’s Doug Weaver breaks down what makes golf so special and Capt. Miles Altman of Bay Runner Fishing Charters reflects on 50 years of being out on the water.
Also in this issue, we explore the wilderness of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on horseback with Lawton Stables and, in honor of the month-long Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, we celebrate the Island as a cradle of Gullah culture. Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events to stay up on everything that’s happening on the Island in January and February so you won’t miss a thing! We hope you will find our Dining, Shopping and Activities listings useful in discovering Hilton Head’s many delights. All of our publications are free, and you can find more on the Lowcountry and beyond at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com, savannah.com, stsimonsisland.com and beaufort.com. Thank you so much for choosing Hilton Head. From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy stay that restores and reinvigorates you for the coming year. Happy 2021!
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CALLED THE FUNNIEST FARCE EVER! Noises Off is a play-within-a-play about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors with out-of-control ethos, memory loss, and passionate affairs ... turning every performance into a hilarious, high-stakes adventure.
A COMEDY WITH BALLS. Two oddball acquaintances have several hilarious and heartbreaking revelations, all while playing ping-pong! Mesmerizing, witty, and downright brilliant, ChipandGus is a captivating comedy you won’t forget!
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Christopher Patrick Mullen and John Ahlin in ChipandGus, Photography by Tyler Petrich
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Island Flavors Island Calendar
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Improving Upon Perfection
By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery
Island Style Hilton Head Shopping Hot Spots Horoscope – January Horoscope – February Island Beaches January & February Highlights Recreational Pathways Guide Lawton Stables
By Dani Ray
What to Know on Hilton Head Island Public Boat Landings Gullah Culture Island Tides – January Island Tides – February 50 Years on the Big Pond
By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters
Life Made Better: Golf in Four Parts
By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head History Community Parks A Day on the Water Events Puzzle By Jo Emery
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Welcome Dining & Lounges Arts & Services Accommodations Shopping Activities Puzzle Answer Directory of Advertisers Map of Hilton Head Island
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30 About Our Cover Susan, Chloe, Maddie, and Haley take a leisurely trail ride in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography, Inc. hiltonhead.com
DINING Coligny Plaza Restaurants
www.colignyplaza.com Coligny Circle, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Since 1955, locals have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is, while millions of visitors make Coligny part of their family tradition of enjoying all that the Island has to offer. With a wide array of restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Visit the website for the special event schedule. See ad page 25. (843) 842-6050.
Comedy Magic Cabaret
www.comedymagiccabaret.com South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis, with special guest performers one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedy-magicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, appearing in the Palace of Mystery on a regular basis. Kerry’s “Funny Not Filthy” approach to the art has contributed to a refreshing and very entertaining show, which has earned Comedy Magic Cabaret #1 for HHI nightlife on TripAdvisor. Teens are welcome, if accompanied by a parent. See ad page 9. (843) 681-7757.
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mation, a detailed calendar of events, tide tables, beach information and more. This popular website is a guide to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, and features area maps and deals/discounts. See ad page 3. (843) 757-9889.
Hilton Head Distillery
www.hiltonheaddistillery.com Cardinal Rd., L-34 on map. GPS: 14 Cardinal Rd. Here at Hilton Head Distillery, our approach is simple: A great drinking experience should be shared with great people. With a new and improved tour, tasting options for all ages (21 and over to consume alcohol), exceptionally drinkable spirits and a relaxed, family-friendly environment, we embrace the idea that enjoying craft spirits is a unique voyage best shared. So grab your crewmates and join us for a drink or two. See ad page 11. For more information, call (843) 686-4443 or visit our website.
www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead/stores Dine at Tanger, located one and two miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1 GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2 GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 1 and Tanger 2 are open with all your favorite name-brand outlet stores. When you are finished shopping, take a break and enjoy all the great food selections throughout the Tanger Outlets. Free Wi-Fi available centerwide, and EV charging stations. A complimentary bus service runs daily between the two shopping centers from 12-5 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.7 p.m. For a complete listing of dining options, visit our website. See ad page 5. (843) 837-5410. January-February 2021 Island Events 9
f you're a true foodie or want to indulge in delicious local fare and spirits, you are in luck! There is something for everyone at these restaurants and eateries on Hilton Head Island.
55 New Orleans Rd., #101 (843) 842-4567 chocolatecanopy.com
COLIGNY PLAZA RESTAURANTS
1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 colignyplaza.com
COMEDY MAGIC CABARET 843 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-7757 comedymagiccabaret.com
50% OFF ANY BOTTLE with the purchase of any two bottles
14 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Mention code “TOAST50” in our tasting room!
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Ongoing FEBRUARY Learn how to play pickleball, the fastest-growing S M sport T in the W country, T with F daily S
clinics and round robins at the Palmetto 3 in Palmetto 4 5 Dunes 6 2 Center 1 Dunes Pickleball Oceanfront Resort. Pickleball is a sport that 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 combines elements of tennis, badminton and equipment 14ping-pong. 15 16Courts 17and18 19 are 20 available to rent. 4 Queens Folly Rd. 21 22 recommended. 23 24 25(866)26242- 27 Reservations 3169 or www.palmettodunes.com. 28
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the public daily. Amenities include a six-hole par-3 golf course, driving range, two USGA greens, short-game practice area, nine-hole disc golf course and stocked fishing pond. Admission includes unlimited use of the facility. 151 Gumtree Rd. (843) 686-2680 or www.firstteelowcountry.org.
Trail rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. 190 Greenwood Dr. Reservations required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.
Daily wine tastings, wine by the glass and cheese platters are available at the Island Winery. Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. 15 Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com.
Complimentary Tanger Shopper Shuttle between the two shopping centers, 12-5 p.m. daily. Shuttles depart Tanger 1 behind Shopper Services and across from Saks Fifth Avenue January-February 2021 Island Events 11
HILTON HEAD DISTILLERY 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 hiltonheaddistillery.com
ISLAND WINERY 15 Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 islandwinery.com
28 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 785-2727 kilwins.com
TANGER OUTLETS RESTAURANTS 1256 and 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead
CALENDAR Off 5th every 30 minutes on the hour and Tanger 2 behind Shopper Services and at the Salty Dog Restaurant at 15 and 45 after the hour. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/ hiltonhead.
The Harbour Town Yacht Basin offers private fishing charters that are led by the most experienced fishing captains on Hilton Head Island. Just 10 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, charters range from 3-hour inshore excursions to overnight trips to the Gulf Stream, 70 miles offshore. All items are provided, and catch will be cleaned at the docks. Reservations required. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 363-8335 or www.seapines.com/ fishing.
You will find something fascinating for the whole family at The Coastal Discovery Museum. Let us inspire you with our exhibits, childrens’ activities and adult classes, where you will learn about our environhiltonhead.com
ment, the region’s history, culture and art. Come see what makes the 68-acre Historic Honey Horn special. Most importantly, we hope you leave knowing you can make a difference by caring for our environment and heritage. Historic Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767. www.coastaldiscovery.org.
TangerClub members are not only rewarded for shopping in Hilton Head, but also rewarded for playing! TangerClub members who visit The Sandbox Childrens’ Museum in Tanger 2 will receive $1 off normal admission, 10% off party packages and free entry to the 4 p.m. session on the 1st Wednesday of each month to the Tanger 2 Sandbox Museum. 1414 Fording Island Rd. For more information, visit www.tangeroutlet.com/ events.
Experience the Island as you never have before with Hilton Head History Tours! See the Island through the eyes of early explorers and Native Americans; walk the grounds of a “plantation-era” home; hear fascinating accounts of local pirate lore; visit the oldest January-February 2021 Island Events 13
Perfection Choosing a Wine for the Foods that Heal You By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery
othing beats the simple indulgence of comfort foods. They can take many forms, from the quick-fix bowl of ice cream to the complex dishes rooted in our cultural heritage that anchored our childhoods. These hot off the stove, multiple-ingredient dishes with their distinct aromas have the power to spirit us away to a different — perhaps simpler — place and time. So what could be better? I would argue that the addition of the right wine can only add to the sense of warmth and contentment that comfort food can bring, and will help take the experience of your favorite dish over the top!
Pot Roast, Beef Stew or Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
It’s ironic that “meat and potatoes” has come to mean basic and unpretentious, because this classic duo is actually the most versatile when it comes to pairing options. To simply enhance the rustic earthiness of beef stew or a pot roast with roasted vegetables, choose a Merlot or a Chardonnay aged in oak. If your dish is well peppered or you’re looking for a little kick, select a Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Rioja or Malbec. And if you’re into bold flavors that will warm you up with the first sip (especially if you like your meatloaf spicy or doused in ketchup!), a high alcohol Red Zinfandel is just the ticket.
Roasted Chicken or Chicken Pot Pie
Few meals are more satisfying than a simple roasted chicken or a classic chicken pot pie. Whether you’re craving red or white, your selection should be light and fruity. Beaujolais, Pinot Noir and Grenache are great red wine options, while whites include French Rhone blends, dry Rieslings or Viognier. If you can’t decide between a red
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and a white, select a dry Rosé — my personal favorite for the delectable flavors in roasted chicken.
Mac and Cheese or Grilled Cheese
For the cheese lovers out there, nothing melts the heart quite like warm cheese. And for wine lovers, there is no better companion! Together, they equal 100% comfort and joy. A simple grilled (American) cheese sandwich calls for a Chardonnay. If you’re dunking in tomato soup, try a low tannin red wine such as a Gamay or Grenache. If it’s Mac and Cheese you’ve been dreaming of, a high acid wine will cut through the richness, with Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc or a Spanish Albarino all great options. Finally, let’s discuss the bacon factor, which changes the entire equation! If bacon finds its way into one of the above dishes (no judgment here), then sweetness and/or bubbles are in order. In that case, an off-dry Riesling or a slightly sweet sparkling wine, such as Italian Prosecco, will hit all the right notes. Here’s hoping that this winter will provide some wonderful opportunities to gather around your favorite dishes and enjoy them with the perfect wines! The perfect bottle of hand-crafted artisan wine awaits at Island Winery on Cardinal Rd. Wine by the glass, cheese platters and tastings are available Mon.Sat. from 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sun. from 12-4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com.
CALENDAR standing building on the Island, located in a Revolutionary War-era cemetery; discover Mitchelville, the first self-governed town of former slaves in the U. S. and hear forgotten stories of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. For more information on available tours, call (843) 949-0144 or visit www.hiltonheadhistorytours.com.
Visit the Hilton Head Distillery to taste their world-class spirits. They use fresh molasses, sourced from Savannah, Georgia, as the foundational ingredient for all the spirits, ensuring that every batch is measured, cut and blended with a careful artisanal hand. The tasting room is family-friendly, having a seating area for children complete with games, books and other activities. $15 per person, which includes a souvenir shot glass. Call to confirm dates and times. 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 or www. hiltonheaddistillery.com.
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plimentary golf clinic and exhibition, led by former PGA Tour Pro Doug Weaver on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138 or www.palmettodunes.com.
The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts a Farmers’ Market from 9-10 a.m. Take home fresh produce, chicken, free-range rabbit, pork sausage, seafood, salsa, cookies, bread and much more. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery. org/event-calendar.
Wednesday and Saturday
“Funny Not Filthy” magic and comedy at the Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square, featuring headliner Kerry Pollock at 8 p.m. Teens are welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Call to confirm show dates. 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-7757 or www. comedymagiccabaret.com.
Don’t miss the free Family Fun Night at The Sandbox: An Interactive Childrens’ Museum! Open to all families, this fun night (continued on page 53) January-February 2021 Island Events 15
ARTS & SERVICES BEACH GEAR/BABY ITEM RENTALS Island Cruisers Bike Rentals
www.hhibikes.com New Orleans Rd., E-18 on map, GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. We provide free Island-wide pickup and delivery. With our bikes, beach and baby equipment rentals, we help make your Hilton Head vacation fun and worry-free. See ad page 37. (843) 785-4321.
LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals
www.hiltonheadbikerental.com The Sea Pines Resort. Offering beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, coolers, wagons, tubs and carts, along with toys and games. Baby gear includes a variety of cribs, strollers, highchairs, booster seats, swings and much more. All items meet safety standards, while keeping your baby clean and happy. Free delivery, setup and pickup. See ad page 47. (843) 384-9322.
LIBRARIES Heritage Library 16 Island Events January-February 2021
www.heritagelib.org South end, E-18 on map. GPS: 2 Corpus Christi, Ste. 100. The Heritage Library is a nonprofit library offering research assistance on ancestry, in addition to classes and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s development from prehistory to the modern era. The Heritage Library owns two historic sites, Fort Mitchel and the Historic Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum. See ad page 17. (843) 686-6560.
SPECIAL EVENTS 25th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration
www.gullahcelebration.com A celebration of Gullah culture returns to Hilton Head Island with special events taking place throughout the month of February. An NIBCAA initiative, this year’s events include arts and crafts exhibits, Gullah food and entertainment, gospel concerts, historic tours, along with lots of family fun. Visitors have an opportunity to receive firsthand, historical information and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts. This is one event you don’t want to miss! Call or visit their website for more information or to get your tickets now! See ad page 16. (843) 255-7340. hiltonhead.com
ARTS & SERVICES THEATER Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
www.artshhi.com Hwy. 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Ln. This remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts also has cultural festivals and educational outreach, proving that life on our legendary white sand shores is so much more than a day at the beach. With exciting musicals, dramas and comedies, we’re a treat, and the best entertainment this side of New York. Call for reservations and ticket information. See ad page 7. (843) 842-2787.
www.bluffton.com Thinking of moving to Bluffton? All things Bluffton is just a click away at bluffton.com. Find accommodations, dining, local information, activities, shopping, real estate, events and more. This popular website is a guide to Bluffton, and features our “priceless” local hiltonhead.com
publications. See ad page 59. (843) 757-9889.
www.hiltonhead.com Planning your next Hilton Head Island getaway? The perfect vacation is just a click away at hiltonhead.com. Find accommodations, dining, activities, golf and real estate information, a detailed calendar of events, tide tables, beach information and more. This popular website is a guide to Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry, and features area maps, deals/discounts and our “priceless” local publications. See ad page 3. (843) 757-9889.
www.savannah.com Planning your next Savannah getaway? The perfect vacation is just a click away at savannah.com. Find accommodations, dining, nightlife, activities and real estate information, a detailed calendar of events, tide tables and more. This popular website features area maps, deals/discounts and our “priceless” local publications. See ad page 63. (912) 238-1453. January-February 2021 Island Events 17
ACCOMMODATIONS REAL ESTATE Latitude Margaritaville
www.latitudemargaritaville.com Hwy. 278, Hardeeville, Mainland on map. GPS: 356 Latitude Blvd., Hardeeville. Your new home in paradise. Minto Communities and Margaritaville welcome you to Latitude Margaritaville! Inspired by the legendary music and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, your new home in paradise features exciting recreation, unmatched dining and FINtastic nightlife. Escape to island-inspired living as you grow older, but not up. (843) 350-8312.
VACATION RENTALS Beach Properties of Hilton Head
www.beach-property.com Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 64 Arrow Rd. Perfection in vacation planning, execution and service. That’s why we are the most highly awarded vacation rental company on Hilton Head Island. Every one of our more than 300 luxury oceanfront and oceanside vacation rentals has been handpicked by our staff to offer superb accommodations. Our vacation rental properties are situated in the Island’s premier resort destinations, including Palmetto Dunes, Sea Pines, Forest Beach, Folly Field, Island Club Resort and the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort. Close to the Island’s fabled beaches, golf courses, waterways, restaurants, boutiques, galleries and more. See ad page 19. (855) 262-3291.
Destination Vacation Hilton Head
www.dvhhi.com 7 Executive Park Rd. off Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 7 Executive Park Rd. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect rental home or villa for your next Hilton Head vacation. We specialize in luxury oceanfront and beach-oriented rental homes and villas with 2 to 7 bedrooms in the resort areas of Sea Pines, Forest Beach and Palmetto Dunes. Call for a vacation guide or visit us online to preview our array of properties. (843) 785-7774 or (877) 874-7244.
www.seashorevacations.com Executive Park Dr., E-19 on map. GPS: 11 Executive Park Dr. We specialize in oceanfront and ocean-oriented properties on Hilton Head’s famous South End: Forest Beach, Sea Pines and Shipyard. Our “hands-on” approach ensures you will receive the attention you deserve 18 Island Events January-February 2021
ACCOMMODATIONS throughout the reservation process. Regardless of whether you reserve online, inquire by e-mail or call our toll-free number, you will be in contact with a highly qualified agent who is committed to making your vacation the best it can be. See ad page 18. (800) 845-0077.
Sea Turtle Getaways
www.seaturtlegetaways.com Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 64 Arrow Rd., Ste. B. Sea Turtle Getaways is looking forward to helping you find the perfect vacation home or villa from our fine selection of properties here on Hilton Head Island. Offering privately owned homes and villas in Sea Pines Plantation, North and South Forest Beach, Shipyard Plantation, Palmetto Dunes and Singleton Beach. All of our accommodations are fully equipped to meet your expectations. Whether you are in search of an oceanfront home or a villa on a golf course, we promise you will find the perfect vacation accommodation! (866) 386-6644.
www.sunsetrentals.com New Orleans Rd., F-18 on map. GPS: 21 New Orleans Rd. Whether you’re coming to Hilton Head for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, honeymoon, anniversary or group outing, let Sunset Rentals take the worry out of preparing your vacation. We make sure your stay will be as safe as possible. All properties are equipped with high-security keyless entry. (800) 276-8991.
Vacation Time of Hilton Head
www.vthhi.com South Forest Beach, C-14 on map. GPS: 3 Lemoyne Ave. With Vacation Time of Hilton Head, you’ll have a Hilton Head Island vacation experience you’ll savor for years. Our prized beachfront location, terrific variety of accommodations and exceptional service have made us one of the most desirable vacation rental companies in South Carolina. (800) 845-9500.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/hilton-head-island
Pope Ave., E-18 on map. GPS: 21 Executive Park Rd. We have all of your vacation rental needs covered — from large homes for the whole family to seaside villas for couples or small families. Enjoy Hilton Head Island like a local in your home away from home. Call (855) 839-1149 now to speak to a local vacation specialist! hiltonhead.com
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JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2021
It's a new year â€” thank goodness! So commemorate the end of 2020 with some shopping therapy! Get fashion, food, spirits and fun when you shop at the boutiques, malls and specialty stores of Hilton Head Island!
Tanger Outlets 1414 & 1256 Fording Island Rd. Bluffton (843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead
Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 colignyplaza.com
Call retailers for availability of featured merchandise.
Celebrate Chocolate Canopy 55 New Orleans Rd., #101 (843) 842-4567 chocolatecanopy.com
Salut! Hilton Head Distillery 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 hiltonheaddistillery.com
Create Island Quilters Park Plaza 33 Office Park Rd. (843) 842-4500 islandquilters.com
Contemporary Camp Hilton Head Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr., Unit L-1 (843) 686-4877 Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Rd., Ste. Q (843) 671-3600 camphiltonhead.com
Indulge Kilwins Shelter Cove Towne Centre 28 Shelter Cove Ln., Suite 112B (843) 785-2727 kilwins.com/stores/ kilwins-hilton-head-shelter-cove
Fruit Forward Island Winery 15 Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 islandwinery.com
Shopping Hot Spots
Photo: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort No matter which way you wear it, Hilton Head style is always in fashion. Shopping at our local stores is a great way to find the perfect Island style and these are some of the hot spots you won’t want to miss on your next trip to Hilton Head Island.
If Hilton Head had a downtown, this would be it. Not only does Coligny have a beach market, steps away from the sandy shoreline, but it also has a whole center full of shops across the street. Home to over 60 shops and restaurants, a movie theater, great live entertainment and events, Coligny has everything you need to have a fabulous time. 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050. colignyplaza.com.
Sea Pines doesn’t just have one shopping destination, but three! While South Beach boasts the beach and the Salty Dog Café, Harbour Town is home to the Island’s most famous landmark — the red-and-whitestriped lighthouse — right off the Calibogue Sound. There’s also the Sea Pines Center, which offers a diverse ambiance with decorative accessories, antiques, boutiques and resort wear. Harbour Town: 149 Lighthouse Rd. (866) 561-8802. seapines.com. South Beach: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. saltydog.com. Sea Pines Center: 71 Lighthouse Rd. theshopsatseapinescenter.com.
Main Street Village
Enjoy an old-fashioned, downtown shopping experience at a selection of locally owned and operated shops, restaurants and serviceoriented businesses. With a grocery store, pharmacy, medical services, banks, a liquor store, apparel, gift shops and more, Main Street Village has it all. 1500 Main St. (877) 726-2772 mainstreetvillagehhi.com. 22 Island Events January-February 2021
Shelter Cove Towne Centre doesn’t just boast beautiful views of Broad Creek, but also a handful of fantastic shopping and dining options. Right next to the Towne Centre is The Plaza at Shelter Cove, which offers great retail stores, as well as a liquor store and a Whole Foods Market. It's a great place to finish your errands without running all over the Island. Finally, there is Shelter Cove Harbour, which has boutiques, art galleries and everything from Mexican to Mediterranean food. The Harbour also boasts boat tours and watersports operating out of the marina. Shelter Cove Towne Centre: 40 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 686-3090. sheltercovetownecentre.com. The Plaza at Shelter Cove: 50 Shelter Cove Ln. (704) 804-5801. theplazaatsheltercove.com. Shelter Cove Harbour: 1 Harbourside Ln. (866) 661-3822. sheltercovehiltonhead.com.
If you’re looking for brand names and a place to spend your entire day shopping, then look no further. The Tanger Outlets Hilton Head have more than 90 stores in their two locations off Highway 278. Boasting such brands as Nike, Kate Spade and many more, the Tanger Outlets offers something for everyone. 1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton. (843) 837-5410. tangeroutlet. com/hiltonhead.
The Village at Wexford
The Village at Wexford, located on William Hilton Parkway near Mile Marker 10, offers visitors a quaint shopping experience with specialty shops, art galleries, a spa, restaurants and even hosts weddings throughout the season. With 30 of the best stores and restaurants in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area, The Village at Wexford is a must-stop shopping destination. 1000 William Hilton Pkwy. villageatwexford.com. hiltonhead.com
is Good and Simply Southern merchandise. Imprinted and specialty clothing are great for the whole family! Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 686-5099.
Camp Hilton Head
SHOPPING www.camphiltonhead.com Harbour Town (near the Lighthouse), H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd.; Coligny Plaza (oceanside), C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. For the past 35 years, the latest styles in unique, imprinted resort wear for kids and adults, and specialized Hilton Head gifts and souvenirs, have been avail able to “Take Hilton Head Home.” Logoed casual clothing, hats, dresses and specialty items are available. Open daily. See ad page 2. (843) 671-3600, (843) 671-4633 or (843) 686-4877.
Hilton Head Shirt Company
www.camphiltonhead.com The Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. The Hilton Head Shirt Company has a large selection of screen-printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and dresses, as well as souvenir and gift items. Come check out the large selection of Life hiltonhead.com
www.chocolatecanopy.com Fountain Center, E-19 on map. GPS: 55 New Orleans Rd., Ste. 101. The Chocolate Canopy has been Hilton Head’s local chocolate company since 1982. Family-owned and operated, we specialize in hand-dipped chocolates, chocolate alligators and even catering options. Our quality chocolates and confections are created by hand, using the finest ingredients. This attention to detail yields the most amazing chocolate you’ve ever tasted. Don’t forget we ship nationwide. Come on in and find exactly what you’re looking for! See ad page 23. (843) 842-4567.
Island Fudge Shoppe
www.islandfudge.com Coligny Plaza, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. With over 39 years in business, January-February 2021 Island Events 23
Horoscope January 2021 ARIES Your recent steps forward have put you out there in a big way, but they may have also left you feeling exposed. That’s okay, just don’t let that feeling stop your progress! This month, be ready for someone from the past to show up unexpectedly.
LIBRA Despite the cold, the gray and the early dark, you may strike a balance this month that normally eludes you. Lean into it, and learn from it what you can. One of January’s lessons in particular will be especially useful to you going into early spring.
TAURUS You may be feeling super overwhelmed this month. This feeling can be paralyzing, so when your head is clear, make some logical determinations about what must be done now. Also, pencil in a little time to relax — your mind will be all the sharper for it!
SCORPIO The way people give gifts is so telling. Take a few moments to think on the gifts you were just given and what they illustrate about the people in your life. Then, use this information to support and encourage in the coming year!
time wrapping your head around some things that just don’t add up. Try to ease off painting the world in only black and white and rely more on the gray scale. This month, try to keep this in mind: there is nuance in everything.
SAGITTARIUS You’ve been scheming and dreaming, but you can’t seem to find the inspiration to really strike. This month, identify a habit that’s holding you back and chuck it. Then, start three new habits in its stead: a healthy personal habit, a productive work habit and one that simply brings you joy.
CANCER Not everyone has to like you, dear Crab, and trying to make that happen is absolutely exhausting! This month, work on liking yourself. There’s much to be mined from the relationship you cultivate with yourself. Don’t waste your energies elsewhere.
CAPRICORN You may feel that you’ve been bending a lot lately to the wants and needs of others. Don’t despair! Compromise is part of what makes healthy relationships. This month will show you a new side of an old friend. Do your best to love unconditionally.
LEO If you are transmitting information about your needs to someone and they don’t seem to be picking up on it, that doesn’t mean they don’t care. Your SOS signals may be a little off, or perhaps too subtle for a distracted mind. Keep trying and be transparent!
AQUARIUS It’s so easy to make assumptions, Water Bearer. But these snap judgments we are wired to make don’t always do us credit. Use each of your senses to keenly observe. A mystery may finally reveal its secrets to you.
GEMINI You’re having a hard
VIRGO You need to allow others
to do things for you sometimes, Virgo. This month, let the walls come down just a bit, and allow some of your vulnerability to peep through. You will be amazed at the intimacy this simple act can inspire. 24 Island Events January-February 2021
PISCES This month, you may become aware of someone in your orbit parroting some of your language or behaviors. Don’t fret — this is a compliment! In return, throw the spotlight on them when appropriate. Everyone needs this kind of boost once in a while! hiltonhead.com
SHOPPING here you will find 16 flavors of homemade fudge and a wide variety of hand-dipped chocolates and candies, all made from scratch with the finest ingredients available. They also offer corporate gifts, a large selection of gift boxes and accessories. Locally owned and operated. Don’t miss out on the pralines every Friday! Shipping available. (843) 842-4280.
Island Rd. A large selection of screen-printed sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, hats, dresses and embroidered polo shirts, as well as souvenir and gift items for everyone! See ad page 2. Fresh Market Shoppes: (843) 686-5099. Tanger 2 store: (843) 837-9333.
www.tangeroutlet.com Shop Tanger Outlets, located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger Outlets is home to over 80 brand-name stores with great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selection and outstanding value. Free Wi-Fi available centerwide, and EV charging stations. A complimentary shuttlebus service between the two shopping centers runs daily from 12-5 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 5. (843) 837-5410.
Hilton Head Shirt Company
Shelter Cove Towne Centre, G-27 on map. GPS: 28 Shelter Cove Ln. Kilwins offers a variety of ice cream, cased chocolates, hand-paddled fudge, caramels and other confectionary creations! Located in Shelter Cove Towne Centre across from World of Beer and Francesca’s. Open daily. See ad page 27. (843) 785-2727.
www.camphiltonhead.com The Fresh Market Shoppes. G-22 on map. GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Tanger Outlet 2. Hwy. 278 Mainland on map. GPS: 1414 Fording hiltonhead.com
www.islandquilters.com Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. January-February 2021 Island Events 25
Horoscope February 2021 ARIES Dreams of a distant past have been haunting you lately. Instead of endlessly revisiting those same scenes, consider: what is your subconscious trying to tell you? This month, dig a little deeper and see what you can find out!
LIBRA When you’re always pressed for time, life can be stressful. Since there’s no way to make more time, try to slow it down. Meditation, yoga and journaling are all good strategies for boosting mindfulness. This month, pick one and try it!
TAURUS So few of the plans we make turn out exactly the way we hoped, and that goes for all of us, Taurus. It’s not just you. Dream your dreams by all means, but don’t become trapped there and risk missing out on the joys in your life right now.
SCORPIO The obligations weighing you down are important, yes. But what’s more important than your own upkeep? We learn again and again when we are sick that life as we know it is impossible without good health. And then we forget. Seize this essential truth once and for all and reap the benefits of a top-notch you.
GEMINI It feels counterintuitive, but this bears repeating: the way someone treats you has as much to do with them as it does with you. Put your shield up, don’t take it personally and don’t let someone else’s ups and downs bite into your professionalism. CANCER We are bombarded with so many stimuli that staying present is a challenge. The power of effective listening cannot be overstated. This month, practice your skills and you may find yourself in a position to help heal others. LEO You may have allowed yourself to feel that if you could just make the goalpost, sailing would be smoother. But you know from experience that as old problems resolve, new ones appear. Instead, embrace the fact that a stronger, wiser you will be there to meet them. VIRGO There have been times (and there will be more), when walking into someone else’s well-appointed home turns you green with envy. But your home doesn’t tell your full story, does it? Don’t let your own feelings drip onto the canvases being painted by others. It’s a waste of energy. 26 Island Events January-February 2021
SAGITTARIUS The behavior of people you feel you know well may surprise you this month. Remember that each person has a right to the way they think. Mutual respect, communication and solidarity are as important as ever! CAPRICORN When was the last time you had a mantra? If you haven’t been making use of this simple but effective tool, this month is a good time to start. An uptick in confidence heading into the spring will make all the difference professionally. AQUARIUS Can you cut down on the amount of decisions you make each day? Whether you cull down to four pairs of your comfiest shoes or assigning certain tasks to specific days, you may find yourself re-energized by this simple method for lightening the mental load. PISCES Sometimes, luck is just luck and sometimes it’s the intersection of hard work, persistence and timing. Other times, the good results come from one’s circle of influence. This month, feel free to think big, but start small. hiltonhead.com
SHOPPING GPS: 33-B Office Park Rd. A full line of kits, fabrics, tools and notions for beginner to expert quilters can be found here. All fabrics are 100% cotton quilting quality. We are the exclusive home of the Hilton Head Island Batiks. See ad page 27. (843) 842-4500.
SHOPPING CENTERS Coligny Plaza
www.colignyplaza.com Coligny Circle, C-18 on map. GPS: 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Since 1955, locals have made Coligny their go-to place for finding whatever “IT” is, while millions of visitors make Coligny part of their family tradition of enjoying all the Island has to offer. With over 60 specialty shops and restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Visit the website for the special event schedule. See ad page 25. (843) 842-6050.
www.tangeroutlet.com Shop Tanger Outlets, located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Mainland on map. Tanger 1, GPS: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2, GPS: 1414 Fording Island Rd. Tanger Outlets is home to over 90 brand-name stores with great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selection and outstanding value. Free Wi-Fi available centerwide, and EV charging stations. A complimentary shuttlebus service between the two shopping centers runs daily from 12-5 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 5. (843) 837-5410.
WINERIES/RETAIL SHOPS Island Winery
www.islandwinery.com Off Mathews Dr., L-34 on map. GPS: 15 Cardinal Rd., #A. Our grapes are shipped to us from all over the world to produce highquality wines right here on Hilton Head Island. Visit our winery and enjoy a tasting. Our selection is sure to please, ranging from Old World dry wines to our Lowcountry specialty wines. Open Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sun., 12-4 p.m. Enjoy wine by the glass and a cheese platter during store hours. Cheese platter is complimentary with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine. See ad page 15. (843) 842-3141. hiltonhead.com
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Island Beaches Public Beach Access: The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nine public beach accesses: • Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Dr. • Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle • Driessen Beach Park, end of Bradley Beach Rd. • Chaplin Community Park, off Wm. Hilton Pkwy. • Fish Haul Park & Mitchelville Beach Park, end of Beach City Rd. • Burkes Beach Access, end of Burkes Beach Rd. • Folly Field Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, both off Folly Field Rd.
Parking & Facilities:
There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane, 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee is a QUARTER for each 15 minutes. Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long-term parking. The fee is a QUARTER for each 30 minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are ALWAYS reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Park for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Beach Park and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available.
Designated Swimming Areas:
Official swimming areas have been desig
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nated for the Alder Lane, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders Beach Parks. The boundaries will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water. Lifeguards are stationed at these designated areas for assistance and beach information.
Beach Marker Signs:
Hilton Head’s beaches are marked near the dune line with signs to let emergency responders know where assistance is needed. They are also useful as a reference point if you or your group should become lost.
Beach Safety Tips: • Apply and reapply plenty of sunscreen even on cloudy days. • Wear sunglasses to prevent damage from the sun. • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. • Be aware of the rules and regulations of the beach. Signs are posted near most beach accesses. • Don’t leave your kids unsupervised even in guarded areas. • Note the location of the nearest lifeguard and report any hazardous conditions to him or her. • Know the name of the beach or hotel/ condo and the beach marker number where you are staying if you should need assistance. • There are often jellyfish and stingrays, as well as other sea life in and out of the water, which may sting or cut a person. In any situation where first aid is needed, find a lifeguard or seek further medical attention. • Call or wave for help if you are in trouble. hiltonhead.com
Water Safety Tips: • Don’t enter the water if you can’t swim. • Swim near a lifeguard. • Ask the lifeguard about any dangers in the water or on the beach, especially if he or she is flying a yellow caution flag. • Be aware of direction and strength of longshore currents. These currents can take you up and down the beach quickly and cause you or your kids to get lost. • Don’t let your kids swim unsupervised even in guarded areas. • Don’t swim alone. Use the buddy system so that someone always knows where you are so they can get help if needed. • Don’t overestimate your swimming ability. Stay in chest-deep or less water to insure you don’t get stuck in water over your head. • Don’t rely on flotation devices. • Swim parallel to shore if you want to swim long distances. • Don’t swim against the current. Swim across the current to escape the pull. • Always swim sober. • Don’t dive into unknown water or shallow breaking waves. Always go feet first.
Beach Prohibitions: The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks – Shark fishing – Horseback riding or motorized driving – Removal, harming or harassment of any hiltonhead.com
live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.) – Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats or other indigenous dune flora – Operation, launching or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft – Unauthorized commercial activity – Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard emblems, insignias, etc. – Solicitation or distribution of handouts – Kites not under manual control – Parasailing
Additional Prohibitions In Designated Swimming Areas - Peak Season: (Between sunrise and sunset, April 1 - September 30): - Fishing or surfcasting - Surfboards, boogie boards, etc. - Frisbee or other sports involving a ball - Games with metal components - Stunt kites & sand sailing
Animals: ANIMALS are NOT permitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Animals MUST be on a leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day and the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Animals must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of excrement. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access points. - Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service
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January & February HIGHLIGHTS Festivals & Celebrations: Calling kids of all ages! The free Family Fun Night takes place on January 2 and February 5 at The Sandbox: An Interactive Childrens’ Museum! Open to all families, this fun night is designed to bring families together for a cost-free evening of fun activities. Come enjoy face painting, a special Makerspace and S.T.E.A.M. activity in our program room. 6-8 p.m. Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton. For more information, call (843) 705-6235 or visit thesandbox.org/tanger/ free-family-fun-night. On January 30, the Island Rec Center brings Hilton Head Snow Day to Shelter Cove Community Park. This family event will have inflatable rides, a snowfield and entertainment. For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event! 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 for ages 2-17 and adults are free. 40 Shelter Cove Ln. islandreccenter.org. The 25th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration returns February 1-28. All month long events will take place at various locations throughout the Island. An NIBCAA initiative, this year’s events include arts and crafts 30 Island Events January-February 2021
exhibits, Gullah food and entertainment, gospel concerts and historic tours, along with lots of family fun. For the complete lineup of events, call or go to the website. (843) 255-7304 or gullahcelebration.com. Are you a film freak or movie buff? Then take a trip to Beaufort on February 15-19 for the 15th annual Beaufort International Film Festival, presented by the Beaufort Film Society. The festival takes place at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. The Beaufort Film Society has served as the tip of the spear in forging a new presence for the “art” of filmmaking in Beaufort County and the state of South Carolina since their formation in 2009. For the complete schedule of events, visit beaufortfilmfestival.com. hiltonhead.com
memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure of pure hilarity. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For tickets call (843) 842-2787 or visit artshhi.com.
PERFORMANCEs: Enjoy Jaime Laredo with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Performances take place on Sunday, January 24 at 5 p.m. and Monday, January 25 at 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For more information and tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit hhso.org. Michael Fraynâ€™s Noises Off is on stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, February 2-28. This play-within-a-play is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, hiltonhead.com
On February 7-8 celebrate dance with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra! The HHSO will be hopping with orchestral classics from the Blue Danube Waltz to the Russian Sailors Dance, along with tango, jazz, polka, step dance and cancan. Dance ensembles from across the region join in on the fun in an energetic and dynamic program of popular favorites for everyone. Performances take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For more information and tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit hhso.org. Tessa Lark debuts with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra for Brahmsâ€™ Third. Performances take place on Sunday, February 21 at 4 p.m. and Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For more information and tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit hhso.org. Event dates and times are subject to change without notice and many are subject to weather conditions. Please call or visit websites to confirm. January-February 2021 Island Events 31
RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nearly 60 miles of public pathways and nature trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and cyclists.
RULES FOR THE ROAD: • Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. • Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users. • Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. • Please do not ride on roads when a pathway is available. • Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists. • WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you. • Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway.
• Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. • When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. • Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under. • Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the paths. Be courteous, alert and predictable.
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PATHWAY MARKINGS: WHITE DIAMONDS
RESTRICTED TRAVEL LANE Travel with the flow of traffic
WHITE STRIPE & STOP SIGN
ROAD CROSSING Stop and look for motorists
YELLOW CENTER LINE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC Keep to the right
SEVERAL WHITE DIAGONAL STRIPES CROSSWALK Watch out for other bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists
At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are ideal for biking. Public beaches are indicated on the Island Events map. Our map also shows the existing public pathways. Many kiosks are located along the pathways with an Island-wide map on one side and a localized map of the area on the other. hiltonhead.com
Map courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island. (843) 341-4600 â€¢ hiltonheadislandsc.gov. hiltonhead.com
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Lawton Stables Hilton Head’s Wild Places on Horseback By Dani Ray
ucked away deep in the interior of Hilton Head Island, the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve is an oasis of natural habitats and one of the best ways to experience the native vegetation of the Sea Islands: Pine Woods, Live Oak Forest, Fresh Water Marshes and a wide variety of grasses. Here you might spot one of the 200+ species of birds that live in what the National Audubon Society has designated an “Important Bird Area,” observe an Island alligator or catch a glimpse of one of the Island’s prolific but elusive white-tailed deer population. Other landmarks include a shell ring listed on the National Register of Historic Places and created around the same time as the Pyramids at Giza (4,000 years ago!) and the beautiful Mary, Thomas and Joe Lakes.
“Hilton Head on horseback is the way to go, because there’s no better way to fully connect with nature than on the back of a horse!” says Haley Zimmerman, General Manager of Lawton Stables. On these one-hour, guided western-style rides, visitors travel at a leisurely pace and get to know their well-trained companions, while listening to some of the Island’s earliest stories. Lawton Stables started off as a small horse farm, coming into existence around the same time as the Sea Pines Preserve. In 2010, it was renovated to include a brand-new boarding barn, a hay barn and an office. Now, Lawton Stables offers first-class boarding facilities, pony rides for children, tours of the Preserve on horseback and a small animal farm with goats, alpacas, pot-bellied pigs, ponies, chickens and donkeys! “There is something for 34 Island Events January-February 2021
everyone in the family to do at Lawton. It’s so fun to see the younger kids graduate from the pony rides to the trail rides, and we have a lot of families that return every year!” enthuses Zimmerman. Indeed, Lawton has been recognized with the Traveler’s Choice badge from TripAdvisor for its consistently exceptional reviews. Visitors assign high marks to the “tremendously professional,” knowledgable and friendly staff, and note that it’s clear this is a group who love the Island and make the welfare of the animals in their care a top priority. To keep staff and patrons safe, Lawton Stables is doing its best to adhere to CDC guidelines. As such, staff are frequently sanitizing all the gear and asking that guests wear masks and social distance. Current availability is limited, so reservations are required. Lawton Stables is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Mondays during the off season. Venture out with us and see the Lowcountry up close! Lawton Stables 190 Greenwood Drive Hilton Head, SC (843) 671-2586 www.lawtonstables.com hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES ARCADES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center
www.adventurecove.com Hwy. 278 and Folly Field Rd., Mile Marker 6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Rd. Adventure Cove offers fun for all ages. Come test your skill at the Island’s largest arcade. Once you are finished inside, test your skills outside on one of two Caribbean-style miniature golf courses. See ad page 45. (843) 842-9990.
New Orleans Rd., E-18 on map. GPS: 59B New Orleans Rd. Island Cruisers has been a family-owned business since 1985. Known for our outstanding customer service, we provide free Island-wide pickup and delivery. With our bikes, beach and baby equipment rentals, we help make your Hilton Head vacation fun and worry-free. See ad page 37. (843) 785-4321.
LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals
www.hiltonheadbicycle.com Arrow Rd., H-18 on map. GPS: 112 Arrow Rd. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. No hidden costs — free delivery/pickup, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tandem bikes. Helmets available. See ad page 39. (843) 686-6888.
www.hiltonheadbikerental.com The Sea Pines Resort. LowSea Bike, Beach and Baby Rentals is a fully insured, familyowned and operated rental company. We provide clean, top-quality equipment and accessories for the entire family. We have bike rentals for everyone, including bike trailers and child seats. We offer a wide variety of baby items to rent, including cribs, highchairs, strollers and much more. We also have many beach items to rent, including umbrellas and chairs. Free delivery, locks, baskets and pickup. 24-hour crib delivery. See ad page 47. (843) 384-9322.
Island Cruisers Bike Rentals
Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals
BIKE RENTALS & TOURS Hilton Head Bicycle Company
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WHAT to KNOW
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Drinking/possession of alcohol on Hilton Head's public beaches is illegal and could result in a fine of up to $500. Liquor stores are not open on Sundays in South Carolina, though you can buy wine and beer in some gas stations and supermarkets.
You might as well learn to love South Carolina’s roundabouts. They’re everywhere! There are just a few rules to follow in the two-lane roundabout: • The drivers already in the roundabout have the right of way. • Always yield to them before entering the roundabout. • A roundabout is like any other flowing traffic — don’t stop in the middle. • As annoying as it can be to get behind a big slow vehicle, it’s even worse to be stuck beside it in a roundabout. Just wait. • Like with intersections, don’t change lanes while in the roundabout.
There are a few rules we all need to keep in mind to ensure a safe experience for everyone who comes to Hilton Head. It is therefore very important to remember that there is: • No sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. • No driving on the beach • No horses on the beach • No fires on the beach • No fireworks on the beach (you need a permit to set off fireworks anywhere on Hilton Head, and an offense will result in a misdemeanor and a $500 fine) • No pets on the beach between 10 a.m.5 p.m. the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
ACTIVITIES Beach City Rd., M-36 on map. GPS: 136 Beach City Rd., Unit B. Family-owned and operated, Mike’s Bikes is committed to providing you with safe, quality bikes and excellent customer service. Delivery and pickup in Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal, Folly Field, North and South Forest Beach and all points in between. See ad page 41. (843) 671-6453.
www.pedalsbicycles.com Pope Ave., D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Ave., #A. Hilton Head’s premier bike rentals. Tour the Island on mens’, ladies’, tall mens’, kids’, real BMX bikes, Burley Karts, mountain and hybrid bikes. Sales and service. Delivery, child carriers, locks and baskets are all free. See coupon ad page 49. (843) 842-5522.
Sundance Bike Rental
www.sundancebikerental.com Pope Ave., D-18 on map. GPS: 71 Pope Ave., #A. Visit our bike rental shop to rent beach bike cruisers, mountain bikes, helmets and our large assortment of bike rental accessories, which will provide many hours of fun outdoor activity throughout the Island. Hilton Head has many miles of bike paths, which can conveniently take you to the beach, store and more! See ad page 53. (843) 785-8737.
BOAT RENTALS/CRUISES & WATERSPORTS Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises
www.cruisehiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Dolphin watch nature cruises on the E/V Holiday. Our convenient, mid-Island location is just 10 minutes from everything. No gate fee, stay all day. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 37. (843) 422-2504.
www.dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com Mid-Island, Hilton Head. Call for directions and reservations. Flipper! Well, maybe not the original Flipper, but we do have “Blackbeard,” “Choppy,” “Nick” and even little baby “Stripes.” Our dolphin friends seem to enjoy the close-up attention, and we do guarantee that we will see dolphins! Our 22’ boat is rated for 14 people, but we hiltonhead.com
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PUBLIC BOAT LANDINGS on Hilton Head and vicinity Alljoy Boat Landing: 265 Alljoy Rd., Bluffton • Access to May River and Calibogue Sound • Long fetch; water can be rough • Drop off at low tide • Heavily used; very limited parking (approximately 20 spaces) Bluffton Oyster Factory Park: 75 Wharf St., Bluffton • Access to May River • Ramp and courtesy dock • 20 parking spaces Buckingham Boat Landing: 55 Fording Island Rd. Extension, Bluffton • Access to MacKay Creek and Calibogue Sound • Very limited parking (4-6 spaces max.) • Must know the channel C.C. Haigh Jr. Boat Landing: 1640 Fording Island Rd. Extension, Bluffton • Located off US 278 on Pinckney Island • Access to MacKay and Skull Creeks • Approximately 90 parking spaces • New ramp and courtesy dock • Colocated with fixed pier Cross Island Boat Landing: 68 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island • 45 parking spaces • Access to Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound • Courtesy dock Daufuskie Island Boat Landing: 13 Haig Point Rd., Daufuskie Island • Courtesy dock • 10 parking spaces; single-lane ramp • Colocated with fixed pier Marshland Boat Landing: 97 Marshland Rd., Hilton Head Island • Approximately 20 parking spaces • Small boats, kayaks and canoes only (gravel landing) • Access to headwaters of Broad Creek (no-wake zones) • Very shallow water Information courtesy of www.bcgov.net. 38 Island Events January-February 2021
ACTIVITIES limit tours to 6 so your family gets our undivided attention. Bring your camera, and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Couples welcome too! See ad page 43. (843) 684-1911.
Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours
www.hiltonheadspeedboattours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Navigate the waters in style on a unique racing boat that is exclusive to Hilton Head SpeedBoat Tours. Each tour starts with detailed instructions on boater operation and safety before embarkation. You will follow a professional local guide on a 2.5 hour, 30+ mile journey focusing on wildlife viewing, which includes dolphin encounters, wading birds, sea otters, bald eagles and a touch of history. Each boat will have a cooler with bottled water and an area to place personal belongings. (843) 715-1453.
Island Skiff Adventure Tours
www.islandskifftours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. With an emphasis on the natural beauty of Hilton Head and the Lowcountry, come be the captain of your own boat! All tours are navigated by a professional guide. Expect stops at multiple locations, which include photo ops and wildlife sightings. Drivers must be at least 18 years hiltonhead.com
old and passengers must be at least 5 years old. Come experience Hilton Head’s most thrilling eco-tour! (843) 816-5976.
Sea Monkeys Watersports
www.seamonkeyshhi.com Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, T-23 on map. GPS: 43A Jenkins Rd. With the most free “open-riding” space on the Island, we are home to the “no-wake zone.” Sea Monkeys offers a variety of fun rentals and activities, including jet skis, boats, kayaks and nature tours on the pristine waters of Skull Creek. Reservations required. (843) 842-4754.
COMEDY CLUBS Comedy Magic Cabaret
www.comedymagiccabaret.com South Island Sq., F-24 on map. GPS: 843 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Comedy Magic Cabaret presents national headliner Kerry Pollock on a regular basis, with special guest performers approximately one week per month. All headliners are nationally touring comedy-magicians and standup comedians. Kerry has been headlining casinos and showrooms for three decades. He is a favorite at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, appearing in the Palace of Mystery on a regular basis, and has enjoyed numerous television appearances over the years. Kerry’s “Funny Not Filthy” approach to the art has contributed to a refreshing and very entertaining full evening show, which has earned Comedy January-February 2021 Island Events 39
here is something both familiar and exotic about the Lowcountry. For those looking to unlock its mysteries, understanding the Gullah culture in South Carolina may just be the key. In the late 1600s, rice was desired all over the world. Enslaved Africans from West Africa’s “Rice Coast” were brought to the Lowcountry to work in the rice and cotton fields. The landscape was hot, remote and teeming with mosquitos. Physically and culturally isolated, the workers were left to live, worship, speak and cook as they wished. They became known as the Gullah, and they created their own cuisine and language, holding tight to treasured West African skills and traditions.
Did You Know? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech among the Gullah on St. Helena Island, SC. The 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, about three generations of Gullah women, was the first feature directed by an AfricanAmerican woman to have a general U.S. theatrical release. Hilton Head Island’s Gullah community in Mitchelville passed the country’s first law requiring universal schooling. Pat Conroy’s novel, The Water is Wide, fictionalized the Gullah community on Daufuskie Island, SC. 38 Island Events January-February 2021
Gullah cuisine grew out of the resourcefulness of enslaved African women, who applied European and African cooking methods and flavors to locally available foods, including fish, shrimp, oysters, crabs and foods native to the Americas such as tomatoes, corn and squash. Peanuts, watermelon, yams, okra and collard greens were imported from Africa. Quintessential Gullah dishes include fried fish, stewed shrimp and hoppin’ john. In fact, many classic “Southern” dishes came straight from Gullah kitchens. An English-based hybrid, the Gullah language includes nearly 4,000 African words. Gullah is still in use today, especially in storytelling. Spoken, chanted or sung, Gullah stories are proudly passed from one generation to the next. The Gullah also craft beautiful coiled baskets handwoven from sweetgrass and palmetto fronds. Other Gullah traditions include the making of cast nets and the singing of lively spirituals, music that influenced American jazz, blues and gospel traditions. Today, America’s Gullah population is estimated at approximately 300,000. However, because up to 70 percent of enslaved Africans landed in the Lowcountry, many more African Americans have Gullah roots. The history of the Gullah people is one of adaptation, survival and community – and the story of the Lowcountry is incomplete without the Gullah experience. hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES Magic Cabaret #1 for HHI nightlife on TripAdvisor. Teens are welcome, if accom panied by a parent. See ad page 9. (843) 681-7757.
DAUFUSKIE TOURS Daufuskie Difference
www.daufuskiedifference.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Daufuskie Island, a place where time and the outside world drift away with the tide. Come sail away from the every day. Turn your back on the typical, and turn yourself towards the sun and all the fun the island has to offer. Daufuskie Island, like all who have called it home, is a bit of a non conformist. Stay for a while and rent a color ful cottage. Be adventurous and explore a ghost tour or guided/self-guided tour. Sip and tour the Silver Dew Winery and Bloody Point Lighthouse. Tempt your taste buds at the Old Daufuskie Crab Co. Relax and unwind while listening to live music with a refreshing drink. It’s time for The Daufuskie Difference. See ad page 47. (843) 342-8687.
FISHING/SHRIMPING/CRABBING Gale Warning Private Fishing Charters
www.captainhookhiltonhead.com/privatefishing-charters Shelter Cove Harbour, H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. Come experience a private one-on-one charter on our 22-foot Sailfish Bay Boat. This is a private charter for one to four passengers. Have the time of your life catching Atlantic sharpnose, dusky, hammer head, black tip, lemon and bull sharks on our shark fishing trips, offered May through August. When you go inshore sport fishing with us, you can expect red drum, sea trout, flounder, cobia, black drum and tarpon! Everything you need for fishing is included. Just bring sunscreen, some food and drinks that you may want, and we got the rest. Our professional captains are sure to show you a fishing trip that you’ll be talking about for years to come! Book yours today. (843) 785-1700.
Kayak Fishing with Kayak Hilton Head
www.facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing Mid-Island, Hilton Head. Call for directions and reservations. The kids will be talking about the shark they caught the whole way home. Younger kids and even your teenaghiltonhead.com
Alligators All Over Courtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum
Believe it or not, at one time it was rare to see an alligator. They were an endan gered species, hunt ed almost to the point of extinction. Many were killed for their leather to make shoes and purses, or for their meat, or just because people were afraid of them. Today we can see alligators pretty easily, since they are now protected by the Endangered Species Act. If you ever see an alligator, leave it alone. Don’t try to make it move by throwing sticks or other things at it.
Alligators can move really fast. In fact, they can outrun any human over a short distance. There is a myth that if an alli gator chases you, run in zig-zags. This isn’t true. They can turn in different direc tions just fine, so you won’t lose them. Another VERY important rule to remem ber about alligators is don’t feed them. This is so important that it’s against the law to feed alligators. Normally alligators don’t want to be around people. But, when someone feeds them, the ‘gators learn that where there are people, there is food. So, when you see alligators around the Lowcountry, admire them from a distance.
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ACTIVITIES er will have fun with this! We’re out to catch 1-3’ sharks. An occasional 4’ shark may show up! Perfect size for a photo op, and then we put them back to see another day! Family fun at its best with Kayak Hilton Head! See ad page 43. Call (843) 684-1911 for prices and to make reservations.
Moneric EZ Cat Fishing Charters www.ezcatfishingcharters.com hiltonhead.com
At the docks off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. GPS: 2 Hudson Rd. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Eric, a member of the North End Charter Fishing Fleet, the premier fishing and sailing fleet on the Island, offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key West, and will customize your outing for up to six passengers: from a few hours to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 53. (843) 816-0215 or (843) 341-3742.
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ACTIVITIES drinks that you may want, and we got the www.firstteelowcountry.org rest. Our Rd., professional are sure to Gumtree O-28 on captains map. GPS: 151 show youRd. a fishing trip that be talking Gumtree The First Tee of you’ll the Lowcountry about forisyears come! Book yoursoffertoday. Campus opentoseven days a week, (843) 785-1700. ing a disc golf course, six-hole par-3 course, driving range, putting green, fishing pond and more. Visit our website to learn more Kayak The Fishing Head See about Firstwith TeeKayak of theHilton Lowcountry. www.facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing ad page 55. (843) 686-2680. Mid-Island, Hilton Head. Call for directions and reservations. The kids will be talking HORSEBACK RIDING about the shark they caught the whole way home. Younger Lawton Stables kids and even your teenager will have fun with this! We’re out to catch www.lawtonstables.com 1-3’ sharks. An Resort, occasional shark may show The Sea Pines F-124’on map. GPS: up! Perfect size for photo op, and then we 190 Greenwood Dr.aLawton Stables, nestled put24 them back to see day! Family on acres within theanother Sea Pines Resort, fun at its best guided with Kayak Hilton Head! See ad offers 1-hour Western-style trail rides page 43.the Callbeautiful (843) 684-1911 forForest prices and through Sea Pines to make reservations. Preserve. Trail rides are offered 7 days a week and are perfect for adults and children 8 years old or older. Pony rides are Moneric EZ Cat Fishing Charters available for children 7 and under, and the www.ezcatfishingcharters.com whole family will love the free small animal At the docks off Squire Pope Rd., S-28 on map. farm! It’s a “must visit” while on the Island. GPS: 2 Hudson Rd. Let’s go fishin’. Captain Please call for times and reservations or book Eric, a member of the North End Charter hiltonhead.com
online. adthe page 35. (843) 671-2586. Fishing See Fleet, premier fishing and sailing fleet on the Island, offers daily charter trips aboard the 27’ Key&West, and will customize KAYAK RENTALS NATURE TOURS your outing for up to six passengers: from a few hours to all day for the fishing enthusiast. Kayak Hilton Head Bait, tackle and ice included. See ad page 53. www.kayakhiltonhead.com (843) 816-0215 or (843) (Broad Creek location) End341-3742. of Simmons Rd., off Marshland Rd., next to Broad Creek GOLF K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Marina, See lots of dolphins, including “Blackbeard,” The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus “Nick” and little baby “Stripes.” We specialize www.firstteelowcountry.org in family and recreational kayaking. Relax Gumtree O-28 map. GPS: 151seeing and enjoyRd., being onon the water, while Gumtree Rd. Firstother Tee offun thewild Lowcountry dolphins andThe all the life that Campus opendaily. sevenSee days week,43. offerlive here!isTours adapage ing a disc golf course, six-hole par-3 course, (843) 684-1910. driving range, putting green, fishing pond and more. Visit our website to learn more LIBRARIES about The First Tee of the Lowcountry. See ad page Library 35. (843) 686-2680. Heritage www.heritagelib.org HORSEBACK RIDING 2 Corpus Christi, E-18 on map. GPS: 2 Corpus Christi, Ste. 100. The Heritage Lawton Stables Library is a nonprofit library offering research www.lawtonstables.com assistance on ancestry, in addition to classes The Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s 190 Greenwood Dr. Lawton Stables, nestled development from prehistory to the modern on 24 acres within the Sea Pines Resort, era. The Heritage Library owns two historic offers 1-hour guided Western-style trail rides sites: Fort Mitchel and the Historic Zion through the beautiful Sea Pines Forest
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50 Years on the
BIG POND Why Fishing Continues to Surprise Me Article and photo by Captain Miles Altman, Bay Runner Fishing Charters One would assume that thousands of hours of anything would get boring, but I’ve not found this to be true with the ocean. Part of why I love my job so much is that I never know on any given day what I might see. The first whale I ever saw off Hilton Head was at the Beaufort 45 Reef about ten years ago, and nothing quite prepares you for it. Earlier this year, I saw a mother whale with her calf off Tybee Island, and then just recently I saw another a few miles off Coligny Beach. This year alone has witnessed quite a few surprising sightings: the thresher shark with a six-foot tail my crew reported swimming alongside the boat, the huge makos that have been seen and now, a local fisherman regularly sporting and catching great whites — until a few years ago no one had ever seen one here! Some forty miles off the coast in ninety feet of water, a series of live bottom habitats, consisting of corals, rocky ledges and outcrops holds some of the best fishing available. Huge American red snapper, grouper, amberjack, triggerfish and a myriad of other smaller snapper and grunts await the fisherman with the means to make the journey. “Chicken” rigs, two-hook bottom rigs, baited with cut squid, entice the vermillion snapper, porgies, grunts and triggers to bite, all excellent table fare. Larger live baits like pinfish, menhaden or scad usually produce the 46 Island Events January-February 2021
big American reds, grouper or amberjack. Stout rods and reels with heavy drag settings are needed for these larger fish. The water is much clearer out there, a transparent green with a hint of blue, unlike our nearshore waters. This middle zone that lies between the beach and the Gulf Stream often holds many surprises for the angler. Here I’ve caught redfish (normally an inshore denizen) and sailfish (typically a blue water fish). Cobia and flying fish are often seen, along with huge sharks, and on one of my more memorable trips, I even saw an oceanic sunfish! I’ve spent the majority of my last fifty years fishing the Big Pond. Forty plus years ago when I started fishing these waters, it was rare to see a few boats. Now there are hundreds out there on any given day. Probably the best thing of all about offshore fishing is a chance to escape the crowds. Enjoy the winter, get offshore and do some bottom fishing…the solitude is worth it and you never know what you might find! Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters has more than 42 years of experience fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. Don’t miss the Finatic boat, which features a special 3-hour shark/dolphin eco-tour trip. Contact Miles at (843) 290-6955 to book an unforgettable inshore or offshore charter fishing trip, departing from Shelter Cove Marina. hiltonhead.com
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ACTIVITIES Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum. See ad page 17. (843) 686-6560.
6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Rd. Adventure Cove offers excitement for all ages with 36 challenging holes of adventure golf on two Caribbean-style courses. Come inside and test your skills at the Island’s largest arcade. Family fun “fore” everyone! See ad page 45. (843) 842-9990.
Broad Creek Marina
www.broadcreekmarinahh.com Mid-Island off Marshland Rd., K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. From dawn to dusk, Broad Creek Marina wants you to enjoy the full nautical experience. Minutes away from over 35 golf courses, numerous restaurants for all tastes, historic sites from Savannah and Port Royal to Beaufort and Daufuskie Island, Broad Creek Marina is a perfect destination for your next boating adventure. Offering a terrific assortment of water sports and nature activities, including dolphin and nature boat cruises, sailboat charters, parasailing, jet skiing, fishing charters and kayaking. (843) 681-3625.
MINIATURE GOLF Adventure Cove Family Fun Center
www.adventurecove.com Hwy. 278 and Folly Field Rd., Mile Marker hiltonhead.com
www.legendarygolfhhi.com Hwy. 278, mid-Island, next to Fresh Market Shoppes, G-22 on map. GPS: 900 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Play the Island’s best miniature golf courses. Our sand traps and water hazards make “Legendary” the most realistic, chal lenging and exciting miniature golf on the Island. See ad page 35. (843) 686-3399.
Pirate’s Island Golf
www.piratesislandgolf.com Hwy. 278, near Mile Marker 8.5, next to Hilton Head Diner, G-26 on map. GPS: 8 Marina Side Dr. The #1 rated miniature golf course on Hilton Head Island by TripAdvisor. Pirate’s Island has two 18-hole courses, shaded by towering oak trees, replete with a sparkling waterfall, colorful Japanese Koi fish and the occasional local turtle. Our pirateJanuary-February 2021 Island Events 47
LIFE Made Better: GOLF in Four Parts By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy
G is for Growth:
Mentally, there is a quietness in the mind that precedes the carefully orchestrated symphony of movements in the golf swing, just as before the archer’s shot or breaking the board in karate. Brain mapping has even shown that during the one minute of a successful golf shot, the brain lights up like a Christmas tree! Physically, golf is similar to Pilates and Yoga in that it encourages graceful and elastic motions that create effortless power. Playing golf correctly is a relaxing walk in the park that leads to a tranquil body and a more peaceful state of mind.
O is for the Outdoors:
Nature truly does have the power to heal. Sunshine, fresh air, flowers and wide green fairways can go a long way toward making you feel better. As 19th century inventor Luther Burbank put it: “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” Increasingly, studies are showing that spending time outdoors can help to lower blood pressure, improve immune system function and work against cardiovascular problems and even diabetes! In fact, “nature prescriptions” are going through the roof as doctors are finding that they can help treat everything from high cholesterol to insomnia to PTSD.
L is for Love:
Playing a sport with those you love is one 48 Island Events January-February 2021
of the best bonding rituals out there, and golf has a way of breaking down barriers and healing relationships. This is a game that grandparents can play with their grandchildren or newly retired couples can take up together. It’s also endlessly fascinating to study, discuss and improve — why not do this with someone you love?
F is for Fun:
British romantic poet Lord Byron urged humanity to “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” Golf is good oldfashioned fun. Perhaps, surprisingly, it can be even more fun for nonathletes, because they come into the game with lower expectations. And just as with cards and dominoes, there are many, many fun twists on the traditional game of golf. You can play Team Scrambles, Best Ball, One Club, Wolf, Up and Down, Ping Pong, Bingo Bango Bongo, Stableford and many more. These inclusive, faster and less serious games can be played at any skill level. If you don’t know them, be sure to have your coach teach them to you! North Carolina and South Carolina PGA Teacher of the Year, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?”, a free interactive clinic and demonstration every Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Volunteer for a free lesson and some will win prizes! Call (843) 338-9598 or (800) 827-3006 or go to www. palmettodunes.com for more information. hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES themed courses take you on adventurous MINIATURE GOLF trails past pirates on rafts, prisoners incarcerated in cellsCove in hidden and over a beauAdventure Familycaves Fun Center tiful waterfall. Bring your family and friends. www.adventurecove.com Open everyand day,Folly 9 a.m.-11 adMarker page 51. Hwy. 278 Fieldp.m. Rd.,See Mile (843) 686-4001. 6, H-32 on map. GPS: 18 Folly Field Rd. Adventure Cove offers excitement for all ages SIGHTSEEING & HISTORY with 36 challenging holes ofTOURS adventure golf on two Caribbean-style courses. Come inside Hilton Head Distillery and test your skills at the Island’s largest www.hiltonheaddistillery.com arcade. Family fun “fore” everyone! See Cardinal L-34 on map. GPS: 14 ad page Rd., 45. (843) 842-9990. Cardinal Rd. Here at Hilton Head Distillery, our approach is simple: A great drinking Legendary Golf experience should be shared with great peowww.legendarygolfhhi.com ple. With a new and improved tour, tasting Hwy. 278, to Fresh Market options formid-Island, all ages (21 next and over to consume Shoppes,exceptionally G-22 on map. drinkable GPS: 900 Wm. Hilton alcohol), spirits and Playfamily-friendly the Island’s best miniature golf aPkwy. relaxed, environment, we courses. Our sandthat traps and water hazards embrace the idea enjoying craft spirits “Legendary” the most realistic, chal ismake a unique voyage best shared. So grab your lenging and exciting on the crewmates and join usminiature for a drinkgolf or two. See Island. (843) 686-3399. ad pageSee 11. ad Forpage more36. information, call (843) 686-4443 or visit our website.
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HILTON HEAD HISTORY
Hilton Head Island has a long and rich history of visitors. 1520s
Thousands of Years Ago Native Americans came to hunt and fish.
1663 Captain William Hilton sailed the British ship Adventure north from Barbados, scouting lands to grow sugar cane for the crown. Approaching the Island by way of Port Royal Sound, he encountered a sliver of land and called it “Hilton's Headland.”
1861-1865 The Civil War brought big changes to Hilton Head Island. At the onset of the conflict, the South erected Fort Walker to protect the port. When the fort fell, tens of thousands of Union troops, prisoners, missionaries, shopkeepers and enslaved men and women seeking asylum flooded the Island. Suddenly humming with activity, Hilton Head became instrumental in the North's blockade of nearby Southern ports. In 1863, the town of Mitchelville became the first self-governed town for freed men and women.
Developer and environmentalist Charles E. Fraser began work on the Island’s first resort, which he called Sea Pines. Fraser is sometimes called the father of the modern resort, and his vision for the Island was progressive, even by modern standards. His determination that no building be “higher than the tallest tree,” as well as his rejection of flashy neon signs, became central to the Island's distinctive character. 50 Island Events January-February 2021
Conquistadors explored the area.
17th, 18th & 19th Centuries For many years, few permanent residents made their home on Hilton Head Island. Though the humid, subtropical climate was ideal for growing agricultural crops like cotton and rice, fear of disease and isolation kept antebellum plantation owners on the mainland. Africans worked the plantations, and their unique blend of African and European traditions gave birth to the Gullah culture, which survives even today.
Post Civil War - 1956 After the Civil War, the Island's population dropped to around 3,000, and by 1940, it had fallen to just over 1,000. Electricity finally came to the Island in 1950 and, six years later, Hilton Head’s very first bridge to the mainland made the area significantly more accessible.
Today Fraser's legacy lives on in Hilton Head Island’s balance of commerce with green spaces, golf courses with wild places and thoroughfares with biking trails. Recently voted the Best Island in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure readers for the third time, this family-friendly sea island seamlessly combines luxury, adventure and charm -- all in one unforgettable destination. hiltonhead.com
ACTIVITIES hand, historical information and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts. This is one event you don’t want to miss! Call or visit their website for more information or to get your tickets now! See ad page 16. (843) 255-7340.
THEATER Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
www.artshhi.com Hwy. 278 at Shelter Cove Harbour, G-24 on map. GPS: 14 Shelter Cove Ln. This remarkable showcase for professional performing and visual arts also has cultural festivals and educational outreach. With exciting musicals, dramas and comedies, we’re a treat, and the best entertainment this side of New York. See ad page 7. (843) 842-2787.
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CALENDAR (continued from page 15) of Coastal Carolina. stage at the Arts Center From the moment thefamilies lights dim, the dancis designed to bring together for a ers take you to aactivities. magical place freewill evening of fun Comefilled enjoy with soldiers, adorableand little face marching painting, atoy special Makerspace ones, waltzing snowflakes, mischievous S.T.E.A.M. activity in our program room. mice andTanger the sparkling of the sweets. 6-8 p.m. 2, 1414land Fording Island Rd., This glittering, classical ballet will Bluffton. For more information, callmake (843) the holidayorseason memorable as you 705-6235 visit www.thesandbox.org/ watch it performed by dancers ages 2-18. tanger/free-family-fun-night. Afternoon performance at 2 p.m. and evening performance January 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove For Laredo tickets call 842-2787 Enjoy Ln. Jaime with(843) the Hilton Heador visit www.artshhi.com. Symphony Orchestra. Performances take place on Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at December 8 p.m. First 5Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. The Town of Bluffton proudly presents Hilton Pkwy. For more information andits annual Parade, 10ora.m.-12 p.m. tickets, Christmas call (843) 842-2055 visit www. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parade hhso.org. will be modified to a reverse parade held on May River January 30 Road. In a reverse parade, the parade entrants are stationary and the specThe Island Rec Center brings Hilton Head tators the parade entrants and Snow will Daydrive to thebyIsland. This family event remain safely in theirrides, vehicles. Parade entrants will have inflatable a snowfield and will be positioned minimum of 10 feetnever from entertainment. Fora the kids who have seen snow, this isand theaperfect event! from 11 a.m.the next entrant safe distance 4 p.m. $10 forvehicles. ages 2-17 adults are free. any traveling Noand candy or promohiltonhead.com
tional be distributed Shelteritems Covewill Community Park, by 40 parade Shelter entrants. more information, visit www. Cove Ln. For www.islandreccenter.org. townofbluffton.sc.gov.
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First Celebration there was returns Riverdance, at various then locations Celtic Women, throughout now the there’s IslandChristmas during the with month the Celts of February. on stage AnatNIBCAA the Artsinitiative, Center ofthis Coastal year’s Carolina. events include The Celts arts and mix crafts lively,exhibits, traditional Gullah Irish music food and andentertainment, instrumentation gospel with American concerts, pop historic music tours, andalong their own withoriginals. lots of family Afternoon fun. performance For more information at 4 p.m.and andthe evening complete performance lineup of at events, 7:30 p.m. call14(843) Shelter 255-7304 Cove Ln. or For tickets visit www.gullahcelebration.com. call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.art shhi.com.
February 2-28 December Michael Frayn’s 10 Noises Off is on stage at
The the Arts Arts Center Center of of Coastal Coastal Carolina. Carolina presThis ents play-within-a-play Henry Cho – comic is about genius an ambitious with a Southern director and flair! his This troupe Arts of Center mediocre favorite actors, is a refreshing whose susceptibility comic whotoproves out-of-control that you egos, can be memory funny while loss and keeping passionate it clean.affairs His TVturn credits include every performance appearances into onaThe high-risk Tonight advenShow, The tureLate, of pure Latehilarity. Show and 14 Shelter many others. Cove Ln. From the For stories tickets of call his(843) Southern 842-2787 childhood or visit to bantering www.artshhi.com. with the crowd, Henry Cho keeps the audience laughing all night long. Afternoon performance February 5 at 4 p.m. and evening performance Don’t miss at 7:30 the p.m. free Family 14 Shelter Fun Cove NightLn. at The For January-February December 2020 2021 Island Events 53
Community Parks Barker Field
Located next to Mitchelville Beach, this recreational park is complete with open multipurpose fields, as well as three baseball fields. There is a small playground and a walking path with beach access. 708 Baygall Rd.
Bristol Sports Arena
For those looking for something other than golf and tennis, head on over to the Bristol Sports Arena next to Crossings Park. This sports complex offers a multipurpose rink and skate park. 4 Helmsman Way.
Chaplin Community Park
This park has all the makings for a great afternoon with beach access, basketball and tennis courts, a playground and even a dog park! This large park is all connected by pathways, so it’s easy to get from one place to another, whether that be on foot or bike. 11 Castnet Dr.
Compass Rose Park
One of Hilton Head’s newest parks offers guests a serene space amid the bustling activity on the Island. Its reflecting pool creates a calming oasis, even though it’s right off popular Pope Ave. 4 St. Augustine Pl.
Be sure to check out one of the very first recreational parks on Hilton Head – Crossings Park. It’s one of the biggest parks, with plenty of land and trails to explore, and a hot spot for activity year-round with three baseball fields, a concession stand plaza, meadow, playground and sports arena nearby. 6 Haig Point Ct.
Rowing and Sailing Center
Enjoy the water sports of rowing and sailing on the waterways around Hilton Head Island. This facility offers a fixed pier, floating dock, grill, picnic pavilion and restrooms. 133 Squire Pope Rd.
Mitchelville Freedom Park
Home to the first self-governed settlement for freed slaves in the United States after the Civil War, this park has great views in a quiet setting. It offers historic exhibits, interpretive signage, trails, beach access, picnic pavilion, observation gazebo and restrooms. 10 Fish Haul Creek Rd. 54 Island Events January-February 2021
Greens Shell Park
Greens Shell is the site of a historic graveyard. It may be one of the smaller parks, but it still has two sets of playground equipment, a basketball court, an observation deck, picnic pavilion and restrooms. 99 Squire Pope Rd.
Hilton Head Park
If you’re looking for a park that’s away from the crowds, then Hilton Head Park just might be for you. This solitary stretch of land has two tennis courts and a basketball court, as well as a large grassy field for other games or maybe even a nice picnic. 152 William Hilton Pkwy.
Jarvis Creek Park
There’s a lot to do at Jarvis Creek Park, especially if you’re in the mood to move! This 53-acre park boasts all kinds of amenities and promotes activity for everyone – from toddlers to grandparents. This secluded waterfront site offers catch-and-release fishing, walking and fitness trails, a picnic pavilion and playground. 100 Jarvis Park Rd.
Shelter Cove Community Park Right behind the Shelter Cove Towne Centre is a beautiful outdoor retreat complete with a performance pavilion, peaceful picnic spots and a water promenade with breathtaking views of Broad Creek. It is also a city gathering spot with frequent shows and festivals, plus a green space for sports and fitness. It is home to the Veterans Memorial Park. 39 Shelter Cove Ln.
Old House Creek Dock
Crabbing and fishing are popular activities at this pier. Please be sure to have the proper South Carolina fishing license with you. There are no restrooms available. Parking is limited to 5-6 vehicles. 50 Sterling Point Dr. hiltonhead.com
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CALENDAR Sandbox: An Interactive Childrens’ Museum! Open to all families, this fun night is designed to bring families together for a free evening of fun activities. Come enjoy face painting, a special Makerspace and S.T.E.A.M. activity in our program room. 6-8 p.m. Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton. For more information, call (843) 705-6235 or visit www.thesandbox.org/ tanger/free-family-fun-night.
Celebrate dance with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra! The HHSO will be hopping with orchestral classics from the Blue Danube Waltz to the Russian Sailors Dance, along with tango, jazz, polka, step dance and cancan. Dance ensembles from across the region join in the fun in an energetic and dynamic program of popular favorites for everyone. Performances take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For more information and tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit www.hhso.org. hiltonhead.com
The Beaufort Film Society is pleased to present the 15th annual Beaufort International Film Festival at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. The Beaufort Film Society has served as the tip of the spear in forging a new presence for the “art” of filmmaking in Beaufort County and the state of South Carolina since their formation in 2009. For the complete schedule of events, visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com.
Tessa Lark debuts with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra for Brahms’ Third. Performances take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. For more information and tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit www.hhso.org. Sometimes events change without prior notice. Please call the listed phone numbers or visit their websites for confirmation of dates/times. To include your event in the calendar, call (843) 757-9889, fax (843) 757-9189 or e-mail email@example.com. January-February 2021 Island Events 55
A Day on the Water
Life on Hilton Head Island revolves around the water, and few places offer so many opportunities to enjoy this liquid asset. From Broad Creek to the Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, freshwater lagoons to brackish backwaters, you’re just moments away from a great day on the water.
Launch & Land
A perfect day on the water begins and ends at any of the Island’s many marinas, which feature an array of watersports, boat rentals, tackle shops, fishing charters and ecotours, as well as signature restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Explore the famous candy-striped Lighthouse in Harbour Town, the Mediterranean charm of Shelter Cove Harbour, the New England-style fishing village of South Beach Marina, the Key West atmosphere of Palmetto Bay Marina 56 Island Events January-February 2021
and the hidden charms of Broad Creek Marina, Skull Creek Marina and Hilton Head Harbor.
Bike the Beach
Hilton Head Island’s 12 miles of hardpacked, white-sand beaches provide the perfect playground for any age, at any time of year. Rent a beach cruiser to explore the strand at your own pace. Locals know that low tide is the perfect time to ride along the beach, when the sand is flat and hard-packed.
Have you ever seen Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin in the wild? Don’t miss the chance to take a local dolphin tour, where you’ll see dolphin in their natural habitat and learn about their amazing behavior. A dolphin tour offers a family-friendly way to spend the day out on the water and to see these incredible mammals in action.
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of deep sea, inshore or shark fishing with experienced boat captains who know the secret spots. Or drop a line into the nearest lagoon, cast a shrimp net or try surf fishing on the beach to see what you can catch (and release!) this season.
Let the wind fill your sails as you salute the sunset on a Happy Hour Cruise, hail a water taxi to neighboring Daufuskie Island, spend a few hours or all day sightseeing, sign up for sailing lessons or rent a boat to play your way.
A natural setting for adventure, discover the wild side of the Island and the amazing array of animals that call it home. Enjoy a shark fishing excursion, alligator adventure or bird-watching tour to view the Island’s wild inhabitants.
Experience the Island’s wildlife up close on a guided kayak or canoe trip through calm tidal creeks and Lowcountry marshlands. Choose from customized family adventures, corporate retreats, team building exercises or camps for kids, tweens and teens. Just don’t forget your camera to capture picture-perfect moments.
Get an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the Lowcountry on a helicopter ride, or spend a few thrilling hours on an aerial adventure. Enjoy a two-hour zipline canopy tour along glistening Broad Creek or an aerial adventure with a high ropes challenge course. Whichever you choose, you’ll get an amazing view of the Island and all its beauty.
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Directory of Advertisers ACCOMMODATIONS Beach Properties of Hilton Head Pg. 19 Bluffton.com Pg. 59 HiltonHead.com Pg. 3 Savannah.com Pg. 63 Seashore Vacations Pg. 18
ACTIVITIES Adventure Cove Family Fun Center Pg. 45 Bayrunner Fishing Charters Pg. 46 Captain Mark’s Dolphin Watch Cruises Pg. 37 Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 9 Daufuskie Difference Pg. 47 Dolphin Discoveries Pg. 43 The First Tee of the
Lowcountry Pg. 55 Hilton Head Bicycle Company Pg. 39 Hilton Head History Tours Pg. 49 Island Cruisers Bike Rentals Pg. 37 Kayak Hilton Head Pg. 43 Lawton Stables Pg. 35 Legendary Golf Pg. 35 LowSea Bike, Beach & Baby Rentals Pg. 47 Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals Pg. 41 Moneric Fishing Charters Pg. 53 Pedals Pg. 49 Pirate’s Island Pg. 51 Sundance Bike Rentals Pg. 53
ARTS & SERVICES Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Pg. 7
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DINING Comedy Magic Cabaret Pg. 9 Hilton Head Distillery Pg. 11 Island Winery Pg. 15
SHOPPING Camp Hilton Head Pg. 2 Chocolate Canopy Pg. 23 Coligny Plaza Pg. 25 Hilton Head Shirt Company Pg. 2 Island Quilters Pg. 27 Island Winery Pg. 15 Kilwins Pg. 27 Tanger Outlets Pg. 5 hiltonhead.com
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