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BALLANTYNE | escape continued on page 86 Today Fraser's legacy endures in the natural beauty of Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, one of the nation's most desirable destinations. His determination to preserve 25 percent of the 5,200 acres of Sea Pines with its virgin pine forests, massive live oaks and pristine beaches — as well as to encourage bicycling instead of driving — is a main reason vacationers return year after year. That's not to say Hilton Head Island, S.C., is lost in time. In the past four years alone, $500 million has been invested in new restaurants, shopping plazas and developments, and many oceanfront resorts have received a facelift. As a result, Hilton Head has developed a chic Lowcountry vibe without compromising the area's ecological sensitivity that visitors love. Above: Montage Palmetto Bluff, located near Hilton Head in Bluffton, S.C., offers this award-winning inn and many other accommodations. Below: Cycling Hilton Head's 12 miles of beaches is a favorite pastime. BALLANTYNE | escape Photo courtesy of Montage Palmetto Bluff Courtesy of the Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau 84 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SUMMER 2016

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