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Local Area Recreation Near Wilmington KOA
From the historic downtown river district and Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, Wilmington and our beach towns, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, all charm visitors and residents alike with an independent spirit and energy that nourishes and recharges the soul. Surrounded by water, history, and natural beauty, it's the ideal place for a vacation or weekend getaway.
The Riverfront Farmers' Market is a weekly market held on Saturdays along the riverfront in the historic downtown river district. The market features all-local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, NC wine, bath & body products, artisan crafts and more! View Photo Gallery
From specialty boutiques offering unique lines to mall and town center shops carrying the large national brands, Wilmington has an amazing array of shopping. Whether you're looking for clothes, games, children's toys, electronics, art, antiques, housewares, books, appliances or almost anything else, we have a shop for you. Bargain hunters will be pleased with the large number of consignment shops in the area.
The Wilmington Trolley Company offers narrated tours of downtown Wilmington in an old-fashioned (except for the rubber tires) trolley car. The Trolley is conveniently located on the historic Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington, on Water Street. The tour provides a very complete overview of the historical significance of the area.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
As seen in Southern Living magazine, your costumed driver narrates your unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions of old Wilmington with our rescued horses. Open year round for tours, weddings, private reservations, and special holiday tours
Sunset & Scenic Water Tours
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours and The Cape Fear Naturalist offer a wide variety of tours and excursions for visitors to the beach and year-round residents alike. Whether it is a quick hour turn around the harbor or a day long birding trip to a pristine barrier island, you will see more, learn more and enjoy more.
Three colorful island beaches and a remarkable location make us a beach lover's paradise! Wrightsville Beach is just a short drive from the campground and Carolina and Kure Beach are located approximately 30 minutes South. Plus you will find Topsail Island 25 miles to the north.
Boating & Fishing
Wilmington and the surrounding beach communities offer an abundance of boating and fishing options. Enjoy a cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway or connect with one of the area's fishing charters for a truly unique experience.
Wilmington and the beach communities feature everything from seafood restaurants to Thai, French, Italian, great sushi, Japanese, Continental and many other varieties are available. And even at most of our finest restaurants, you can feel relatively at ease in casual dress, including walking shorts and polo shirts.
Discover the magic of Wilmington on this entertaining, award-winning family friendly tour. Join locally renowned actors and ghost hunters on a 90-minute journey into the depths of haunted Wilmington. Witness Wilmington's most actively haunted sites & hear eerie tales past & present including actual ghostly encounters during recent tours. As researched since 1978. Locally owned & operated.
Scenic Riverboat Tours
Cape Fear Riverboats offers Cape Fear River Cruises, Black River Nature Cruises and Private Charters. Take a 1 hour narrated historic daytime sightseeing cruise or a sunset cruise. Buy food and drinks at the dock before you leave or bring your own or choose the 4 hour getaway up to the Black River. This cruise is narrated by a local coastal ecologist. This cruise is a photographers dream and a wonderful adventure. Also available for private charter for special events and celebrations. Whether aboard the Captain J.N. Maffit or Jacob's Run you are sure to enjoy these cruises!
Another option is Wilmington Water Tours. Choose from a variety of cruises from the Eagle Island cruise to the Spirit of the Holidays Cruise and available for private charters as well. Wilmington Water Tours has the "Bizzy Bee Water Taxi" shuttling to the USS North Carolina Battleship. So hop aboard and have some fun!
Poplar Grove's Farmers Market
Join the beautiful historic Poplar Grove Mansion every Wednesday with their superb Farmer's Market. One of the great opportunities at this Farmer's Market is the interaction with the people growing, catching, baking and producing your food and other products. This is a great way to connect with the community and find one-of-a-kind goods including crafts and delicious foods for the whole family!
Visit http://www.poplargrove.org/farmers-market for more information and dates.
10200 US Hwy 17 N
Wilmington, NC 28411
Riverfront Farmers Market
The Riverfront Farmers' Market is a weekly market held on Saturdays along the riverfront in the historic downtown river district. The market features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts and more. Call 910-538-6223 for more information. * Farmer's Market will be closed the Saturday of Azalea Festival *
Princess and N Water Streets
Wilmington, NC 28401