April is National Move Month according to the American Heart Association. April 7th was National Walking Day. Celebrate the month and the beautiful weather by getting out on one of these Cape Fear area trails.
New Hanover County
- Carolina Beach State Park
- 9 different trails to choose from all ranging in distance. Shortest trail distance is .25 miles, longest is 3 miles
- Gary Shell Cross City trail
- 15 mile primarily off road trail
- Hugh MacRae Park
- 1.55-mile paved trail
- 1-mile nature trail
- Greenfield Lake
- 4.5 mile paved
- Halyburton Park
- 1.3 mile paved trail
- Downtown Wilmington Riverwalk
- 1.5 mile boardwalk
- Millers Pond Park
- Half mile walking and nature trail that loops around the 7-acre pond.
- Hampstead Kiwanis Park
- Over one mile of paved walking trails with several fitness stations along the route.
- Abbey Nature Preserve
- Full of beautiful trees, plants, flowers and wildlife, providing excellent opportunities for bird-watching and hiking.
- Moore’s Creek National Battlefield
- .7 mile trail with wayside exhibits leads through the battlefield and across Moore’s Creek.
- Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail
- 2.2 mile loop of asphalt and concrete walking trails in and around the central portion of Burgaw town limits.
- Jones Lake State park
- 3 different hiking trails ranging in distance from 1 mile to 4 miles.
- The Fair Bluff River Walk is a beautiful elevated river walk that is open and free to the public. The walk takes you around the Lumber River and is more than a mile long.
- Brunswick Nature Trail
- A 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Winnabow, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
- Green Swamp Preserve
- There is an out-and-back trail that takes you through several savannas in the green swamp totaling of about a mile and a half.
- Boiling Springs Lake Preserve
- Located in Boiling Spring Lakes, the 6000+ acre preserve includes a bounty of rare flora and fauna, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, a variety of carnivorous plants, rough-leaf loosestrife and a variety of orchids.
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