Outdoors & Recreation in Wilmington, NC

Get outdoors and enjoy nature with recreational opportunities abundant throughout the city and our island beaches. Embark on urban trails, hike wooded park paths, stroll the Riverwalk or through gardens and cycle along bikeways from the river to the sea. Paddle through waterways, lakes and estuaries on kayak or standup paddleboard, or surf the ocean waves. No matter your fitness level, discover a variety of outdoor activities in beautiful natural settings.