Hooray, the temperatures are beginning to climb, the days are getting longer, and winter is nearly in our rearview. This time of year, we all have an itch to get outside. As our focus turns to spring, there are so many opportunities to indulge in the active coastal lifestyle our beautiful area offers. The list below details the many ways that residents revel in the natural beauty of the Wilmington area.
Nature Trails and Biking. Wilmington and our surrounding area offer diverse backdrops that range from scenic parks, gardens, and lakes to serene oceanfront landscapes and maritime forests. Traverse the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail or roam Carolina and Kure Beaches on a self-guided bike tour, take a pause and enjoy the marshes and salt air as you round The Loop in Wrightsville Beach.
Boating, Kayaking and Paddleboarding. Whether you love boating, taking morning kayak excursions with a friend, paddleboating on the lake with your sweetheart. Wilmington residents make the most of life on the water – from the Cape Fear River to the Atlantic Ocean and every creek in-between. Wake up and take a solo paddleboard along the tranquil waters of the barrier islands. Hop into a paddleboat or kayak and take in the bright, beautiful landscape of Greenfield Lake. If you seek more adventure, drop in your boat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard into one of the areas public boat launches.
Tennis and Pickle Ball. There’s no shortage of racquet fun Wilmington either. Enjoy lighted tennis courts, pickleball courts, and plenty of active welcoming groups who are ready to join you for a great match! Parks website on tennis. Click here for information on Althea Gibson Tennis Complex and court reservations.
Bocce Ball. Located at Empie Park, Bocce can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Enjoy an afternoon under the shade of the pines as you play.
Fishing. The first thing you’ll need – especially if you are heading to the local beaches – is a Coastal Recreational Fishing License. This license is available in 10-day, annual or lifetime basis and can be found at a number of bait and tackle stores or even Walmart and Dick’s. Some local piers you’ll want to explore are River Road Park, Smith Creek Park, Trails End Park, Sutton Lake, Snows Cut Park, Johnnie Mercer’s Pier or the Carolina and Kure Beach Fishing Piers. Most of these locations also have boat ramps for those that want to do some inshore and offshore fishing.
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