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ive yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to paradise!

Hilton Head Island has been a gathering place for family and friends for many years, beckoning generation after generation back to its pristine and windswept shores. It’s no wonder — this scenic barrier Island snuggled up to coastal South Carolina has it all. Whether you’re seeking world-class golf resorts or adrenaline-fueled water sports, food fresh from the sea or retail therapy, Hilton Head’s got it! November is such a beautiful time on our boot-shaped Island. The cooler temperatures and thinned-out crowds afford opportunities to explore it from heel to toe on foot or on two wheels. Also, there are a bunch of fun events happening this month, so be sure to check out our Calendar of Events to keep up with the latest. Here at Island Events, we take pride in being your go-to for what’s happening on the Island. We couldn’t do this without our excellent columnists, entrepreneurs plugged

into the very heart of the Hilton Head community. This month, we hear from Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy’s Doug Weaver about the fundamentals of a solid swing, Georgene Mortimer of Island Winery talks wines for the Thanksgiving holidays and Bay Runner Charters’ Capt. Miles Altman examines the elusive flounder. Also in this month’s issue, we hit rewind and take a peak at Coligny Plaza’s origins in the 50s and the start of Camp Hilton Head in the 80s! To navigate all the Island has to offer, take a look at our Dining, Shopping and Activities listings and, as always, discover more of the Lowcountry and the Coastal Empire at hiltonhead.com, hiltonheadisland.com, bluffton.com, savannah.com, beaufort.com and stsimonsisland.com. You can always view Island Events and our other publications online for free. We hope you enjoy this lovely season on Hilton Head as much as we do. Let your time here quiet your mind, open your heart and and expand your horizons. From our Island Event’s family to yours, Happy Holidays!

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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 10 11 13 14 16 20 22

Island Flavors Island Calendar

Activities and Events

Apple Mule

Courtesy of Hilton Head Distillery

Thanksgiving Wines

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

Harbour Town Lighthouse Island Style Bringing Hilton Head Home

By Dani Ray

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Hilton Head Shopping Hot Spots Island Beaches Hilton Head History Recreational Pathways Guide What to Know on Hilton Head Island Public Boat Landings The Adaptable Opossum

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By Dani Ray

By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars

Island Tides – November Horoscope – November The Phantom Flounder

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By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters

The ABCDs of Golf

By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Insider Info 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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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.

Tanger Outlets

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. November 2020 Island Events 9


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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.

CHOCOLATE CANOPY

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


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Learn how to play pickleball, the fastestgrowing sport in the country, with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Courts and equipment are available to rent. 4 Queens Folly Rd. Reservations recommended. (866) 242-3169 or www.palmettodunes.com.

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The First Tee of the Lowcountry is open to the public daily. Amenities include a six-hole par-3 golf course, driving range, two USGA hiltonhead.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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. November 2020 Island Events 11


HILTON HEAD DISTILLERY 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 hiltonheaddistillery.com

ISLAND WINERY 15 Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 islandwinery.com

KILWINS

28 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 785-2727 kilwins.com

TANGER OUTLETS RESTAURANTS 1256 and 1414 Fording Island Rd. (843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead


Apple Mule

Recipe courtesy of the Hilton Head Distillery • 1½ oz of Whiskey Girl Apple + Maple • 2 oz of ginger beer • ½ oz simple syrup • Garnish with apple slices

Place the whiskey and syrup in a shaker with ice and shake until cold. Then pour over a copper cup with ginger beer and stir. Lastly, garnish your cocktail with an apple slice and enjoy!

CALENDAR (843) 837-5410 or www.tangeroutlet.com/ hiltonhead.

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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.

Ongoing

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 environment, 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. hiltonhead.com

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Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to enjoy at your home or villa. For more information, call the Sea Pines Fitness and Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or visit www. seapines.com/events.

Ongoing

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/october.

Ongoing

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 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

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Thanksgiving A Wines A Quick Guide To Your Best Bets By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery

couple of bottles of wine on the table at Thanksgiving are always welcome. As a guest, this is the perfect offering — aside from the food you have slaved over, of course! As a host, this is an easy way to add a festive note to your spread. Here are some basics for selecting the perfect wine for your turkey dinner. First, the obvious choice: Pinot Noir. With great acid, low tannins and moderate levels of alcohol, a good pinot will neither overpower your carefully prepared dishes, nor shrink in their presence. This is the iconic Thanksgiving wine and you can’t go wrong with it. Luckily, however, turkey is extremely versatile when it comes to wine pairings, and many traditional side dishes are also very wine friendly. So, if you are looking for some variety, here are some other great ideas. Medium-Bodied Reds are often referred to as “food wines.” They offer lots of flavor and wellbalanced acidity, which make them a great match for a wide variety of dishes. The most popular medium-bodied red is Merlot, with its fruity plum and cherry flavors. Or, for a bit more complexity, try a young Italian Sangiovese with its unique clove and spiced cherry flavors. Carmenere from Chile is also an excellent choice, and offers a hint of sour cherries on top of mineral and earthy notes. These selections enhance the flavors in the turkey and the traditionally prepared side dishes spiced with nutmeg, cloves or cinnamon. Full-Bodied Whites are subtly creamy and contain a smoothness from having aged in oak barrels. The classic choice is Chardonnay, and one from warmer climates such as California or Spain tends to have fruitier flavors that accent a Thanksgiving feast nicely. Viognier, originating in Southern France, is a wine known for big aromas of peach, tangerine and honeysuckle. Stronger in flavor than Chardonnay, a mouthful of Viognier allows the sage, rosemary and thyme poultry spices to really pop. And, finally, a tip for the host torn about the perfect cooking wine. This one is easy! The perfect cooking wine is what takes the edge off a house full of people and a demanding bird in the oven. It’s your favorite wine, and it’s reserved just for you. As always, the terrific staff at Island Winery is here to help you pick out your holiday refreshments. Don’t miss our limited-release Cranberry and Apple Cinnamon 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 MondaySaturday from 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. (843) 842-3141 or www.islandwinery.com.

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CALENDAR stories of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. For more information on available tours, call (843) 949-0144 or visit www.hiltonheadhistorytours.com.

Monday-Saturday

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.

Mondays

“Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary 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.

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Enjoy a South-of-the-Border dinner! Menu options are: Cilantro Lime Mojo Chicken, Smoked Pork Carnitas or Flame-Grilled Carne Asada – along with tortilla chips and an assortment of toppings and salsas. 4-9 p.m. Available for delivery in Sea Pines (with a minimum order of $25) or curbside pickup at the Plantation Golf Club, 100 N. Sea Pines Dr. To place your order, call (843) 842-3663 or visit onlineorders.seapines.com.

Tuesdays

The Coastal Discovery Museum hosts a Farmers’ Market from 9-10 a.m. Take home fresh produce, chicken, free-range rabbit, pork sausage, seafood, bread and much more. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767, ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-calendar.

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The Island’s history comes to life at Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the Island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour

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Harbour Town Lighthouse Rising 93 feet above the Calibogue Sound and framing the 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links...

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he Harbour Town Lighthouse, which was completed in 1970, was the first privately financed lighthouse built since the early 1800s. Nicknamed “Fraser’s Folly,“ Charles Fraser, the visionary developer of The Sea Pines Resort, believed a distinctive landmark, along with a pro­fessional golf tournament, would arouse interest in the fledgling seaside community. As usual, Fraser was right, and today the candy-striped, hexagonal structure has become synonymous with Hilton Head Island. Rising 93 feet above the Calibogue Sound and framing the 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links, the red-and-white striped lighthouse guides golfers off the tee. The back­drop for one of golf’s most picturesque fin­ish­ing holes, #18 was once part of the $1 million Kodak Challenge, a cele­bra­tion of “the beautiful holes and mem­orable moments in golf.” Panoramic views of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin and Golf Links, the Liberty Oak, the Calibogue Sound and Daufuskie Island, are just a few reasons to climb the 114 stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Along the way, the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum offers a self-guided “climb through time,” with displays and artifacts showcas­­ing various stages of Hilton Head history. Offering a unique, “elevated” shopping experience, The Top of the Lighthouse Shop fea­tures over 2,000 items, including Crystal World light­house figurines, Harbour Lights collectibles, Christmas orna­ments, Trollbeads and local art and photography. Wave to family and friends via the webcam, or visit harbourtownlighthouse.com to zoom in on the yacht basin, the 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links or the Liberty Oak, where family favorite Gregg Russell has entertained generations of visitors for more than three decades. The Harbour Town Lighthouse is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m.-sundown. Admission is $4.95 per person, free for ages 5 and under. Accommo­dat­ing up to 40 people, the lighthouse may also be re­served for private parties and func­tions. (843) 671-2810, (866) 305-9814 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.

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Family ancestry research with trained volunteers available at

Start your journey | Break through brick walls | Complete your family tree for the Holidays

Reservations required. HeritageLib.org | 843.686.6560

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

www.heritagelib.org South end, E-18 on map. GPS: 2 Corpus Christi, Ste. 100. The Heritage Library is a nonprofit hiltonhead.com

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.

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.

WEB HiltonHead.com

www.hiltonhead.com Find art, 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 and deals/discounts. See ad page 3. (843) 757-9889. November 2020 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.

Seashore Vacations

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 November 2020

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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.

Sunset Rentals

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.

1-855-262-3291 www.beach-property.com

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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Enjoy a bountiful shopping experience this month. Take advantage of one-of-akind holiday gifts or a gift for yourself. Check out the best of the Island's boutiques, specialty shops and factory outlet stores.

Celebrate Chocolate Canopy 55 New Orleans Rd., #101 (843) 842-4567 www.chocolatecanopy.com

Thankful 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 www.camphiltonhead.com

Fruitful Tanger Outlets 1414 & 1256 Fording Island Rd. Bluffton (843) 837-5410 www.tangeroutlet.com/ hiltonhead


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Warmth Hilton Head Distillery 14 Cardinal Rd. (843) 686-4443 www.hiltonheaddistillery.com

Cornucopia Coligny Plaza 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 www.colignyplaza.com

Homemade

Island Quilters Park Plaza 33 Office Park Rd. (843) 842-4500 www.islandquilters.com

Toast Island Winery 15 Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 www.islandwinery.com

Call retailers for availability of featured merchandise.

Apple Pie Kilwins Shelter Cove Towne Centre 28 Shelter Cove Ln., Suite 112B (843) 785-2727 www.https://www.kilwins.com/stores/ kilwins-hilton-head-shelter-cove


ome H d a e H n o t l i Bringing H A Trip Through Time to the Original Camp Hilton Head By Dani Ray

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n 1981, only ten or so years after the completion of the Harbour Town Lighthouse, the idea for a “camp-like” shop manifested as a round, rustic hut with little protection from the elements but wraparound screens. The idea was to tap into the sense that Hilton Head was much like a camp for families, and to design the offerings to reflect the Island’s beloved wildlife, activities and landmarks. Says Director of Operations Alex Brown (who started there as a teenager!), “The atmosphere back then really was just like being at camp — our employees were called 'counselors' for years — you could go crabbing, beachcombing, sailing, swimming, hiking or biking. Hilton Head was (and still is!) a paradise for those who love to be outdoors.” This unassuming little hut, which has remained essentially unchanged since the early 80s, is Camp Hilton Head’s very first store, and it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021! Nowadays, the huts at the base of the now world-famous lighthouse (best known as Harbour Town #1 and #2) are destinations in themselves. The merchandise within has dictated the Island’s most desired styles for decades, and features designs for everyone’s favorite thing about Hilton Head: the cycling or sailing, the sea turtles or dolphins, the dog-friendliness or the birdwatching, its golf courses or tennis courts. “We are very proud of our exclusive designs,” says VP of Merchandising Vicky Panhans. She has been with the company 22 Island Events November 2020

for 29 years, and though it’s grown, the focus has remained the same. “The quality of our merchandise is top-notch, but we also work really hard to pass whatever savings we can on to our customers, who are extremely loyal. We want everyone to be able to ‘Take Hilton Head Home,’ so we outfit infants, grandparents and everyone in between!” “Our motto is something we really take to heart,” agrees Brown. Keeping patrons connected to treasured moments through souvenirs like shirts, shorts, pants, hats, glassware and jewelry is a real source of pride for the Camp Hilton Head team. “This is a local, family-owned business, and many of our managers have been with the company for over 20 years. Because the quality of our products is so high, we know you will reach for them again and again.” Camp Hilton Head currently has five convenient locations between Bluffton and Hilton Head: Harbour Town #1 and #2, a shop in Coligny Plaza and two under the Hilton Head Shirt Company banner at The Fresh Market Shoppes and the Tanger Outlets. Stores are open seven days a week, but hours vary based on the season, so be sure to call ahead or check camphiltonhead.com for the latest. If your vacation suitcase is already over-stuffed, fear not — we proudly offer nationwide shipping to ensure that your memories arrive home safely! Camp Hilton Head #1 & #2 149 Lighthouse Rd. Hilton Head Island (843) 671-3600 www.camphiltonhead.com hiltonhead.com


CLOTHING

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

DESSERTS

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

Chocolate Canopy

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, November 2020 Island Events 23


Coligny Plaza

A Glimpse Into Hilton Head’s Legacy of Small Businesses By Dani Ray

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here’s a reason that Coligny Plaza has the look and feel of a small village — it’s because it started as one. Before the bridge to Hilton Head had even opened, before Harbour Town or even Sea Pines, a young entrepreneur named Norris Richardson decided that Hilton Head was in need of a grocery store. How did he know? He had vacationed on the Island with his family, and had seen the potential in its rustic charm and sandy streets. He knew it would be a logistical challenge; at that time, everything that had ever arrived on Hilton Head’s shores had traveled by boat. Richardson set up his Forest Beach Market on the Island’s South End in 1955, and it was apparent right away that his assessment had been correct. The Island was in need of all kinds of services, and his shop (whose very first customer was none other than Charles Fraser) became the nucleus of a hub for services. These included many Hilton Head firsts: a bakery, laundromat, pharmacy, restaurant, ice cream parlor and more. Sixty-five years later, Coligny Plaza functions as the Island’s downtown, and its eclectic mix of shops is an essential part of the Hilton Head experience. Here you can eat fresh oysters by the lagoon at FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, try a killer Crab Cake Benedict at Skillets, pick out a kite from the Coligny Kite and Flag Company, sample South Carolina’s largest selection of ice 24 Island Events November 2020

cream and browse the latest fashions at Island Girl or Fresh Produce. You can also find aromatic teas and spices, fresh coffee and pastries, popsicles and fudge, hot sauce, jerky and souvenirs for anyone unlucky enough to have been left behind! Other pluses include plenty of parking, public restrooms, protection from the sun and rain and the plaza’s prime location just steps from the beach. Perhaps best of all, Coligny Plaza is still in the Richardson family, which remains deeply committed to the long-term well-being of Hilton Head. And more than 90% of Coligny’s businesses are still local. These fun and funky shops and restaurants are owned by amazing Hilton Head locals who know everyone on the Island. With live music at every turn, friendly shopkeepers and an organic, downtown atmosphere, Coligny Plaza is as much a place to hang out as it is a place to shop. After 65 years, it stands as a testament to the entrepreneurial dream and the pride of generational ownership, but it’s also just a really fun place to be. This holiday season, shop local! The awesome shops at Coligny Plaza are open daily from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Come see us! Coligny Plaza Shopping Center 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. Hilton Head Island (843) 842-6050 www.colignyplaza.com

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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.

Tanger Outlets

OUTLETS

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

QUILTING

Kilwins

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

Island Quilters

www.islandquilters.com Park Plaza Shopping Center, F-17 on map. November 2020 Island Events 25


Hilton Head

Shopping Hot Spots

By Katie Hatfield

medical services, banks, art galleries, a liquor store, apparel, gift shops and more, Main Street Village has it all. 1500 Main St. (877) 726-2772 mainstreetvillagehhi.com.

Shelter Cove

Photography by Andrea Six

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 Hilton Head Island shopping trip.

Coligny

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

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-andwhite-striped lighthouse – right off the Calibogue Sound. There’s also the Sea Pines Center, which offers a diverse ambience with decorative accessories, antiques, vintage shops, 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 service-oriented businesses. With a grocery store, pharmacy, 26 Island Events November 2020

Hilton Head’s newest shopping destination, 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. With its vast array of options, Shelter Cove is the perfect place for natives and tourists alike. 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.

Tanger Outlets

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 brands in their two locations off Highway 278. Boasting such brands as Nike, Kate Spade and many more, the Tanger Outlets are sure to have that perfect something you’re looking for. 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. info@villageatwexford.com or villageatwexford.com. 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.

Tanger Outlets

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.

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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HILTON HEAD HISTORY

Hilton Head Island has a long and rich history of visitors. Thousands of Years Ago Native Americans came to hunt and fish.

1520s Conquistadors explored the area.

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.”

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. 30 Island Events November 2020

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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.

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.

Late 1950s 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.

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

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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 • hiltonheadislandsc.gov. hiltonhead.com

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WHAT to KNOW

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Alcohol:

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.

Roundabouts:

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.

Beaches:

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


OPEN TO EVERYONE • 7 DAYS A WEEK OPEN TO EVERYONE 7 DAYS A WEEK

The Island’s Only Public Par 3 Golf Course & Nine Hole Disc Golf Course

On-Site Full Practice Facility Including Driving Range! • Six Hole Par 3 Golf Course • 325 Yard Driving Range • Two USGA Greens

• Short Game Practice Area • Nine Hole Disc Golf Course • Stocked Fishing Pond

• $10/day • $5/day, children under 17 • $50/month, per person

*Rates include unlimited use of the facility

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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

www.hhibikes.com hiltonhead.com

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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.

Pedals

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

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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) 785-4558.

Dolphin & Nature Tours

www.hiltonheadtours.com Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Coast Guard-licensed for 40 passengers. A narrated tour where you can enjoy the pleasure of seeing friendly dolphins and the scenery of beautiful Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound. No gate fees and free parking. Priced at only $20 adults; hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES $10 kids. Trips daily; call for reservations. (843) 681-2522.

Dolphin Discoveries

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 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.

Dolphin Watching Aboard The Gypsy

www.hiltonheadboattours.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Come aboard The Gypsy for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Learn more about these friendly creatures and the behavior patterns that are unique to the dolphins of this area. You’ll be able to sit in comfort and enjoy a cold drink or snack in the sun or shade as we show you the sights. Call for schedule and more information. See ad page 41. (843) 363-2900.

H20 Sports

www.h2osports.com Harbour Town Marina in The Sea Pines Resort, H-8 on map. GPS: 149 Lighthouse Rd. H2O Sports offers a fun and safe adventure that you and your family will never forget! Parasail hundreds of feet in the air and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, which reach up to 25 miles away on a clear day. Experience the thrill of gliding across the water on a Yamaha Waverunner in the largest riding area on the Island and free from no-wake zones. “Ride the Wake” on a wakeboard, kneeboard, water skis and tubes, or get wet while having fun on a banana boat ride. Meet the Island’s dolphins up close on a guided tour, or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard and explore on your own. Cruise the Calibogue Sound by sail aboard the 38’ SUMO trimaran, 22’ Catalina Capri or a Hobie Cat! Spend the day having a great time and making memories 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 November 2020

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ACTIVITIES that will last a lifetime! Call or book online. (843) 671-4386.

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 old and passengers must be at least 5 years old. Come experience Hilton Head’s most thrilling eco-tour! (843) 816-5976. hiltonhead.com

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 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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The Adaptable

OPOSSUM

By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars, Master Naturalist

Learn more about this fascinating nocturnal marsupial. attics and even under homes.

Photography by Mark A. Wilson, wikipedia.org

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n 1608, Captain John Smith named a small marsupial after the Algonquian term “Oppassum” meaning “white animal.” Growing up in the Southern states, most kids know what it means to “play possum.” Opossums actually do roll over on their backs and let their body go limp, playing dead to evade predators or other threats. The opossum, also known as Didelphis virginiana, is America’s only native marsupial. These creatures can be found throughout most of the U.S., from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Coast, and from Ontario to Mexico. Opossums were introduced into California, since they are not found west of the Rockies. Their fur is greyish white all over, with black tips on the nose, tail and ears. They have coarse hair covering their entire body, except for their tail. The tail is well-developed for grasping while opossums climb. They also have 5 fingers on their hands and feet, including an opposable thumb on their rear feet. They can weigh between 4 and 7 pounds, and may be as tall as eight inches. They usually live to be between two and four years old. Opossums are thought to be the most adaptable animal in the United States. They are opportunistic omnivores, allowing for a wide variety of food. They are also highly adaptable to many different types of living environments. Opossums are found throughout South Carolina’s residential, woodland and farmland areas. They do not make their own dens, but will commonly take over abandoned ones. They will make nests inside burrows, tree cavities, old squirrel nests, brush piles, garages,

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These well-adapted animals are also known to eat many different types of insects, small reptiles, small mammals, fruits and vegetables. They scavenge for food in garbage cans, compost piles and on roads. Opossums are polygamous animals, breeding from January to August. Females will have up to two litters in a season, with each litter producing between 7 and 11 young opossums. Females go through a 13-day gestation period. The young will then crawl out of the womb and into a pouch on the female’s stomach, where they attach themselves to a nipple within the pouch and nurse for up to seven weeks. After 80 days, the young will leave the pouch and may be seen riding on their mother’s back. The young will be weaned from their mother after 100 days and travel into the world on their own. Opossums are nomadic creatures with a home range of up to 50 acres. They are mostly nocturnal, but can be seen foraging during the day as well. Opossums do not hibernate during the winter months and will tend to stay inside a den or burrow until the weather permits them to forage again. When it comes to survival, opossums put up a good fight. They are almost immune to rabies and are resistant to rattlesnake, cottonmouth and other pit viper venom. However, they are highly susceptible to predation from larger animals. They also suffer from a number of different types of internal and external parasites. Humans are allowed to hunt opossum in the state of South Carolina for their fur or meat. However, most local hunters find them a nuisance, as opposed to a resource. H2O Sports is a great place to spark curiosity and inspire learning through adventure in all ages. For details on water activities, go to H2OSports.com. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES 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 everyday. 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 nonconformist. Stay for a while and rent a colorful 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 Always Angling Fishing Charters

www.alwaysanglingcharter.com Skull Creek Marina, Hilton Head Plantation. U-30 on map. GPS: 1 Waterway Ln. Come check out our 2019 29’ 2” Robalo Vessel with Twin 300 HP Mercury Engines, full-size private restroom, optional grilled meals, 2 freshwater sinks and plenty of cushioned seating. Let USCG Master Captain Steve Zugan put you on the fish in one of his 8,000+ fishing holes, during the 4-hour near-shore to 14-hour Gulf Stream charter tours, or customize your own trip, including dolphin/nature tours. Your license, tackle, bait, all safety gear and ice are included for up to 6 passengers. Capt. Steve will call you in a gate pass for Hilton Head Plantation. (843) 816-2291.

Captain Hook Party Fishing Boat

www.captainhookhiltonhead.com Shelter Cove Harbour (Dock C), H-26 on map. GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. A 70-foot party fishing boat offering 51/2-hour offshore wreck fishing trips. Price includes everything you need to catch fish. Full galley on board. Fun for the entire family. (843) 785-1700.

Drifter Party Fishing Boat

www.hiltonheadboattours.com South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, F-4 on map. GPS: 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. Family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when you leave from the closest marina to the ocean. hiltonhead.com

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Island Tides NOVEMBER 2020 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance To calculate Skull Creek entrance, add 24 minutes * Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. *SUN

1 L H L H

2:10 AM 8:10 AM 2:40 PM 8:33 PM

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2 L H L H

2:46 AM 8:45 AM 3:17 PM 9:08 PM

TUES

3 L H L H

3:22 AM 9:20 AM 3:54 PM 9:43 PM

WED

4:01 AM 11 H L 10:31 AM 4:24 PM H L 10:56 PM

SAT

21 H 12:34 AM 6:42 AM L 1:13 PM H 7:33 PM L

5:00 AM THURS 12 H L 11:31 AM 5:21 PM H L 11:50 PM

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22 H L H L

1:31 AM 7:45 AM 2:07 PM 8:30 PM

FRI

5:56 AM 13 H L 12:27 PM 6:15 PM H

MON

23 H L H L

2:26 AM 8:50 AM 2:59 PM 9:25 PM

3:59 AM 4 L 9:57 AM H 4:32 PM L H 10:21 PM

SAT

14 L 12:41 AM 6:50 AM H 1:22 PM L 7:08 PM H

TUES

3:19 AM 24 H 9:50 AM L 3:50 PM H L 10:14 PM

THURS

4:39 AM 5 L H 10:40 AM 5:14 PM L H 11:06 PM

SUN

15 L H L H

1:33 AM 7:42 AM 2:16 PM 7:59 PM

WED

4:10 AM 25 H L 10:42 AM 4:38 PM H L 10:58 PM

FRI

5:23 AM 6 L H 11:30 AM 6:02 PM L

MON

16 L H L H

2:23 AM 8:33 AM 3:08 PM 8:50 PM

SAT

7 H 12:00 AM 6:14 AM L H 12:27 PM 6:57 PM L

TUES

3:13 AM 9:25 AM 3:58 PM 9:42 PM

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8 H 12:59 AM 7:14 AM L 1:26 PM H 7:58 PM L

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WED

MON

9 H L H L

18 L 4:03 AM H 10:20 AM 4:49 PM L H 10:37 PM

TUES

2:00 AM 8:21 AM 2:26 PM 9:01 PM

3:01 AM 10 H 9:28 AM L 3:25 PM H L 10:01 PM

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WED

4:53 AM THURS 19 L H 11:18 AM 5:41 PM L H 11:35 PM FRI

5:46 AM 20 L H 12:16 PM 6:35 PM L

4:59 AM THURS 26 H L 11:30 AM 5:25 PM H L 11:40 PM FRI

5:44 AM 27 H L 12:14 PM 6:10 PM H

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28 L 12:20 AM 6:27 AM H L 12:56 PM 6:52 PM H

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29 L H L H

1:00 AM 7:07 AM 1:37 PM 7:31 PM

MON

30 L H L H

1:40 AM 7:45 AM 2:16 PM 8:08 PM hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES Everything needed for fishing is provided on this 60’ party fishing boat, including rod, reel, bait, fishing license and instruction. The finest in electronics for safety, nav­i­gation and fish finding have been installed to make your trip pleasant and safe. See ad page 41. (843) 363-2900.

Gale Warning Private Fishing Charters www.captainhookhiltonhead.com/privatehiltonhead.com

fishing-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, hammerhead, 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 November 2020 Island Events 43


HOROSCOPE november 2020 ARIES There is something to be said for marching to the beat of your own drum, Aries. This doesn’t mean failing to consider others, but rather following your own conscience. Also, stop worrying about what everyone around you is thinking. That’s their business.

LIBRA You may have discovered recently that your life doesn’t contain the thrills you need to thrive. There are many reasons this could be, but ultimately, Libra, this is on you. Make a list of what lights you up and then problem-solve. Hint: start with an easy one!

TAURUS Set a little time aside this month for contemplation. There are a few “givens” in your life that you may have taken for granted too long. One in particular needs revisiting, and will provide some long-awaited answers in the relationship realm.

SCORPIO When did you last play an instrument, explore a new sound or turn it up and escape into the thrall of music? If it’s been a while, you are missing out on an incredibly effective way to self-soothe. This month, carve out some time and make it happen!

GEMINI This month, instead of just trying to get outside once in a while to check it off your list, think of some ways you can be outside for extended periods. You will not regret it!

SAGITTARIUS You have a big decision looming. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the weight of it, map it out. Break it down and look at it in sections. A more informed decision and a lighter mental load await you!

CANCER You have been longing to recast your tale in some way. And why not? You have just as much right as anyone else to decide who and what you want to be. This month, get inspired and put some craft into your narrative! LEO Everyone is having trouble unplugging these days. But it’s up to you to decide what’s best for your particular situation and to identify the choices that aren’t working for you. Is all the huffing and puffing on social media worth the toll it can take? Think on it. VIRGO Haven’t you been a bit hard on yourself lately, Virgo? If you’re giving your best effort and getting positive feedback, you’re doing a good job! This month, take a break from all the selfcriticism. A good first step is learning to accept compliments graciously. 44 Island Events November 2020

CAPRICORN Lately, you’ve been keeping tabs on what you’re giving and what you’re getting. This can be an incredibly frustrating exercise. Take a step back, try to slow your rush to judgment and put your energies toward recognizing your own failings. AQUARIUS When communication fails, life can feel like one big misadventure. But this can almost always be repaired if you act quickly. Don’t suffer needlessly — use your words, dig new channels and fix it! PISCES Creativity requires vulnerability, and vulnerability can be exhausting. This is particularly true for artists who put themselves out there. This month, consider the artistic types in your orbit and how you might advocate for them in some way. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES 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 teenager 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 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 hiltonhead.com

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.

GOLF The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus

www.firstteelowcountry.org Gumtree Rd., O-28 on map. GPS: 151 Gumtree Rd. The First Tee of the Lowcountry Campus is open seven days a week, offering a disc golf course, six-hole par-3 course, driving range, putting green, fishing pond and more. Visit our website to learn more about The First Tee of the Lowcountry. See ad page 35. (843) 686-2680.

HORSEBACK RIDING Lawton Stables

www.lawtonstables.com The Sea Pines Resort, F-12 on map. GPS: 190 Greenwood Dr. Lawton Stables, nestled on 24 acres within the Sea Pines Resort, offers 1-hour guided Western-style trail rides through the beautiful Sea Pines Forest November 2020 Island Events 45


The Phantom Flounder SEEKING THE FISH THAT SEES ALL By Captain Miles Altman, Bay Runner Fishing Charters

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he flounder is one of the most highly prized catches in our local estuaries. Armed with an impressive set of teeth and blinding speed, it can often be found lurking in the mouths of feeder creeks and along oyster banks, lying in wait for an unsuspecting mud minnow or shrimp to float by with the tide. An ambush predator, the flounder strikes fast, snatching up its prey and then quickly returning to sit flat on the bottom. But it’s not resting, and it can still see everything. This is because although the flounder starts out in the larval stage with one eye on each side of its head, its metamorphosis into the juvenile stage sees one eye migrate to the other side (which side depends on the species). As an adult, the flounder will lay flat on the bottom, totally camouflaged, two eyes watching both predator and prey!

Here in the Southern corner of the state, flounder is more of an incidental catch, though some seasoned anglers have managed to find productive spots. Because of the flounder’s feeding behavior, anglers fishing corks or floats often mistake the signs when the cork goes under briefly, but then returns to the surface where it sits as if snagged. Those fishing the the flounder strikes bottom or working fast, snatching up its prey jigs will experience the same — it just and then quickly returning feels like you’ve to sit flat on the bottom. hooked bottom, until enough pressure is applied to induce a fight. These battles can make for good sport, though the angler must take care to get a net underneath before the flounder’s head is above water. Otherwise, a fierce bout of headshaking ensues, and the flounder may spit the hook.

More often than not, anglers will use a technique called “gigging” to produce good catches of flounder. Gigging is a nighttime sport and usually done from small, flat-bottomed skiffs or bateaux – when the outline of the flounder is spotted, the gig strikes (preferably to the head). Years ago, we would glide along the bank with a long bamboo pole outfitted with a spearhead or “gig,” only a painter’s lamp to light up the bottom. Nowadays, 46 Island Events November 2020

high-powered LED lamps are mounted on the bow of the skiffs (some designed just for this purpose), making it much easier to spot these expertly camouflaged fish. Fishing technology has really evolved since I first baited a hook, but whether you’re going oldschool or high-tech, you’ll need your wits to keep up with the flounder. Best of luck! Capt. Miles Altman of Bayrunner Fishing Charters has nearly 50 years experience fishing the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. The Finatic boat features a special, three-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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Preserve. Trail rides are offered 7 days a week and are perfect for adults and children 8 years old or older. Pony rides are available for children 7 and under, and the whole family will love the free small animal farm! It’s a “must visit” while on the Island. Please call for times and reservations or book online. See ad page 36. (843) 671-2586.

www.heritagelib.org 2 Corpus Christi, 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.

KAYAK RENTALS & NATURE TOURS

MARINAS

Kayak Hilton Head

Broad Creek Marina

ACTIVITIES

www.kayakhiltonhead.com (Broad Creek location) End of Simmons Rd., off Marshland Rd., next to Broad Creek Marina, K-22 on map. GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. See lots of dolphins, including “Blackbeard,” “Nick” and little baby “Stripes.” We specialize in family and recre­ation­al kayaking. Relax and enjoy being on the water, while seeing dolphins and all the other fun wild­life that live here! Tours daily. See ad page 43. (843) 684-1910.

LIBRARIES Heritage Library hiltonhead.com

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. November 2020 Island Events 47


The ABCDs of Golf

Improving Your Swing for a Better Game

By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy

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eveloping your golf swing is like learning to type or play the piano. In the beginning, the process needs to be kept simple and must be repeated again and again. Once you have the fundamentals down, the swing goes from awkward and uncomfortable to comfortable and natural. Sound fundamentals make a swing that is graceful, powerful and effortless. This is when the joy of golf can truly begin!

Address the ball Salute the General! Addressing the ball is like a proper greeting. Your body language must be intentional, shoulders and head square to the target line. Stand tall, chin up and eyes level. Correct foot position is key to maintaining balance and allowing for the allimportant hip turn, so the golfer must create a toe line 48 Island Events November 2020

in his or her imagination. Like soldiers in formation, everyone knows where they are supposed to be and looks straight ahead!

2. The golfer’s hips pivot

Backswing - Big muscles, not little muscles.

3. Proper execution of the ABCs makes for an excellent Delivery (D), which will happen naturally. It's not easy, but it really is as simple as ABCD.

When starting the backswing, you have to involve your shoulders. The shoulders are powerful and can carry the weight of the club smoothly. One of the most common errors in learning a correct golf swing is relying too heavily on the hands, which are not able to control the club to the top of the swing. When the shoulders aren’t sufficiently involved, compensations must be made and shots become inconsistent.

Contact - Alligator Arms. The moment of truth! There are several styles of golf swings, but for the best players, contact with the ball is always the same.

1. The majority of the golfer’s body weight is on the front foot.

with the belt buckle, pointing 45 degrees to the target. Centrifugal force causes the lead arm to extend straight out.

Could your golf swing use some work? Have you lapsed back into old habits or need a refresher on the fundamentals? We can help! 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 at 4 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Volunteer to help and sign up to win prizes! Call (843) 338-9598 or (800) 827-3006 or visit palmettodunes.com. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES MINIATURE GOLF 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 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.

Legendary Golf

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 36. (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 pirate-themed courses take you on adventurous trails past pirates on rafts, prisoners incarcerated in cells in hidden caves and over a beautiful waterfall. Bring your family and friends. Open every day, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. See ad page 51. (843) 686-4001.

BIKE RENTALS

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DELIVERY & PICK-UP

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LOCKS, BASKETS & CHILD SEATS

SIGHTSEEING & HISTORY TOURS 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. hiltonhead.com

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Hilton Head O F N I R Island INSIDE NEVER feed the alligators

Death, serious injury and jail time are just a few of the reasons we don't feed the alligators. Alligators become aggressive when they think food is coming. Feeding an alligator once from a distance can ruin it for someone else.

Offshore shark fishing ONLY

Of course we don't want to attract sharks to swimming areas. The law prohibits baiting or fishing for shark from the beach and 400 yards or fewer from any shore. There is also no fishing in swimming areas or from the beaches anytime during daylight hours between April and September.

DON’T mess with the natives

The law protects beach-dwelling sea creatures. Hurting, bothering or even picking up the live ones could result in a fine of $500. This includes sand dollars, conch shells and especially turtles!

Speaking of sea turtles, here's what you need to know: NEVER INTERFERE with a sea turtle

The endangered loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in nests on HHI's beaches. It's important that tourists and locals alike do their best to keep their impact minimal. Don't get close to them, shine lights on them, touch them or their eggs, feed them or get anywhere near their nests. You could face up to a $15,000 fine and even jail time!

NO LIGHTS on or near the beach

Nighttime on the beach is a crucial time for baby turtles and any lights that can be seen from the beach can be fatal to these little guys. When they hatch, they must head directly to the ocean or die. Artificial lights (even flashlights or the flash from a camera!) confuse them, and can cause them to head in the opposite direction. Nesting season is between May and the end of October. If any of your houselights can be seen from the beach, they need to be off or invisible from the beach by 10 p.m. during this time. 50 Island Events November 2020

If you see something that looks amiss, CALL THE EXPERTS! If a sea turtle is injured or dead, or you see a nest that has clearly been tampered with or someone is actively bothering a nest or a turtle, call the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at (800) 922-5431.

LEAVE the beach the way you found it

So your sandcastle is your masterpiece. Understood. But this is literally life or death for these turtles. An obstacle on the beach can cause a mama sea turtle to go back to the ocean instead of laying her eggs. Anything left on the beach that doesn't belong there can cause problems for both mama and baby turtles, so grab every last piece of your gear and trash and fill and smooth any holes you've made. hiltonhead.com


ACTIVITIES Hilton Head History Tours

www.hiltonheadhistorytours.com Mitchelville Rd., N-37 on map. GPS: 1 Mitchelville Rd. Experience Hilton Head like never before on one of many tours offered by Hilton Head History Tours! See the Island through the eyes of early explorers and Native Americans. You can also walk the grounds of a plantation-era home, hear fascinating stories of local pirate lore and visit one of the oldest standing buildings in a Revolutionary War-era cemetery. Discover Mitchelville, which was the first governed town of former slaves in the U.S. and also hear stories like never before of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Ask us about our custom tours and also the haunted history tours. See ad page 49. For more information, visit the website or call (843) 949-0144.

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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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one of the Island’s most intriguing and publicly accessible sites. 11 a.m. Admission is $15 per adult and $10 per child. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org/tours.

Wednesday, Thursday 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.

Thursdays

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville.

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Fort Mitchel is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Dr. When entering the plantation, ask guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. Admission is $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. 11 a.m. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org/tours.

November 5-7

Due to COVID-19, our community is being asked to get creative and light up the Island from a distance for the Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade-in-Place. Create lanterns that represent Hilton Head Island’s unique ecology, history and people. Over the course of 3 nights, Islanders are encouraged to light up their driveways, yards, balconies or doorsteps with their homemade lanterns. In addition, Chantelle’s Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons will be at a different location each evening. See her large glowing puppets on display from 7-8 p.m. and celebrate from your car. The locations are: Thurs. at the Coastal Discovery Museum (70 Honey Horn Dr.), Fri. at the Fire Station (534 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.) and Sat. at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (226 Beach City Rd.). Lantern kits are available for purchase at The Coastal Discovery Museum and the Art League Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. A list of supplies, ideas and other resources to create

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CALENDAR your personal lantern can be found at www. culturehhi.org/portfolio/lanternparade.

November 7

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina hosts its 25th Anniversary Season Kick-Off Concert. Enjoy a special concert, featuring American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover, along with the award-winning gospel group, The Voices of El Shaddai, at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

November 12

The Bluffton Book Festival hosts Mystery & Thriller with Eriq La Salle, along with a panel of mystery and thriller authors, for a live keynote and discussion. Join in this two-hour virtual event from 6-8 p.m. Tickets include: admission to the livestream, an autographed copy of Laws of Wrath by Eriq La Salle and a raffle entry for a surprise giveaway. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.blufftonbookfestival.com/2020schedule-of-events.

November 13

The Hilton Head Oyster Festival takes place at Historic Honey Horn. All-you-can-eat steamed hiltonhead.com

oysters, Lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder and chili. Drinks sold separately. Live music, football viewing area and more. 5-8 p.m. $30 for ages 17 and under, $40 for adults. 70 Honey Horn Dr. For tickets, visit www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com/tickets.

November 26-28

Join Stan Smith, former U. S. Open and Wimbledon Champion and U. S. Olympic men’s tennis coach, for the three-day Stan Smith Thanksgiving Tennis Academy from 9 a.m.-noon each day. The nine-hour class will feature video analysis of your serve, stroke and strategy instruction, footwork and many practice drills. $299 per person. Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Ln. For more information, call (843) 363-4495.

November 26

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be different from previous years, and due to space limitations, our goal is to serve those who have no other options for a Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations are required, social distancing and masks are required. Food will be plated and served outside. The celebration, filled with food and fellowship, is free to all. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information

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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.

Crossings Park

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 November 2020

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


CALENDAR and reservations, call (843) 384-6410 or visit www.communitythanksgiving.com.

November 26

The Island Rec Center hosts the annual Turkey Trot 5K. The race will start and finish at Dockside on Skull Creek, 397 Squire Pope Rd. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and winds through Hilton Head Plantation until turning around and finishing back at Dockside. The Fun Walk is a one-mile loop through Squire Gate. For details and registration information, visit www.events.islandreccenter.org/view/trot.

November 27-29

After you’ve finished your Thanksgiving feast, load up the family and head to Tanger Outlets, where you will find sweet deals and the season’s biggest savings at the annual after-Thanksgiving sales. Doors open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, with the sales continuing throughout the weekend. Store hours are Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.tangeroutlet.com/hiltonhead or call (843) 837-5410.

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Shop locally on Black Friday at Coligny Plaza. The event, running from noon-3 p.m., will have an artist’s market with local artists showcased around the lagoon in Coligny Plaza. Sip, shop and support! For more information, visit www.colignyplaza.com.

November 29

Who is ready for Santa’s first appearance on Hilton Head Island? Visit Shelter Cove Harbour for a day-after-Thanksgiving “Santa and Shopping Day,” with specials and sales throughout the shops and restaurants. Santa will arrive at noon, aboard a fire truck, and stay until 2:30 p.m. at the Neptune Statue, for children to share their Christmas list and take photos. Additional kids’ activities take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include cookie decorating, train rides and a bounce house, along with holiday music. This is a free event, but please bring a new, unwrapped toy or canned items for the Deep Well Project. 1 Shelter Cove Ln. www.sheltercovehiltonhead.com/santa. Sometimes events change without prior notice. Please call the listed phone numbers for confirmation of dates/times. To include your event in the calendar, call (843) 757-9889, fax (843) 757-9189 or e-mail calendar@hiltonhead.com. November 2020 Island Events 55


A Day on the Water

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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

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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 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

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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.

Dolphin Days

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.

Go Wild

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.

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Bait your hook and head out for a day 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. hiltonhead.com

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 ziplining through majestic oaks and pine trees at water’s edge. Either way, you'll enjoy an amazing view of the Island and all its beauty. November 2020 Island Events 57


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