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Books to Inspire Adventure

Updated: Jul 21, 2021

It’s no secret that we’re adventure lovers here at Hilton Head Outfitters. Whether we’re hopping on a bike to visit our favorite Hilton Head hotspots, seeing what wildlife we can spot as we paddle along the Palmetto Dunes lagoon, or reeling in the catch of the day, we’re passionate about quality time spent in nature. If your visit to Hilton Head Island is still a while away, don’t worry! These books will transport you to the great outdoors and inspire you to plan your own Lowcountry adventures.

sunrise over dunes of palmetto dunes with couple walking on beach

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This New York Times Best Seller was a favorite of booklovers and Southerners alike in 2019. Set in the marshlands of North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s, this captivating novel captures the spirit of the south and the beauty of its nature as protagonist Kya grows up exploring the marsh.

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean

This classic novella and the short stories that accompany it are based on Maclean’s summers working in the Rocky Mountains in the early twentieth century. If you can’t wait to get out on the lagoon and cast a line, you’ll love the poetic prose about the healing power of time spent fishing.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

This best-selling memoir follows a woman who has lost everything as she hikes her way to redemption along the Pacific Crest Trail. Honest and evocative, this book will have you yearning for some quality time in nature.

Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

When one of America’s most celebrated authors hops in the car with his poodle Charley and sets off on a good-old-fashioned road trip, the result is a beautifully written, entertaining tale about the fabric of America—it’s people and the places that inspire them.

The Rider by Tim Krabbé

Described as an essential read for bike racing fans, this short novel transports you to the saddle of a bicycle road race so you can experience the thrill of a bike ride without ever leaving your seat. You’ll be craving a cycle through the paths of Palmetto Dunes in no time!

What books remind you of your time on Hilton Head Island? What Hilton Head Outfitters adventures are you looking forward to in 2020? Let us know on Facebook.


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