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A stone's throw from Wilmington and a gentle drive from the beaches of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands lies the town of Leland. Full of newly found energy and small-town charm, Leland blends together the best of modern expectations with a respect and appreciation of its natural surroundings.

Nestled beside the beauty of the Brunswick River, Leland offers unlimited opportunities for adventure and "getaway" experiences. Launch a canoe and explore winding creeks draped in canopies of live oaks and Spanish moss. Take to the larger waters of the Brunswick and Cape Fear Rivers for exciting inland fishing and scenic boat trips. Or, reconnect with family on an afternoon picnic at one of our parks.

For a more spontaneous excursion, discover our vast collection of specialty shops and familiar brand-name stores. As one of the fastest-growing areas in Southeastern North Carolina, Leland offers a rare mix of quaint, one-of-a-kind establishments and the latest popular retailers. From antiquing, gifts and fashions and everyday items, you're sure to find just what you need or "have to have" in Leland.

The same unique blend of old and new is equally present in Leland's many dining choices. No matter what you crave, you'll find a variety of flavors to satisfy your taste buds, from relaxing restaurants where you can enjoy thick steaks cooked to perfection and local seafood, to more home-spun fare of Southern barbecue and good ol' Carolina-style burgers loaded with chili, onions and slaw.

One of Leland's best treasures is our many Parks and Recreation facilities, from small neighborhood-oriented playgrounds to sports complexes, to nature parks with walking trails and boating access. In fact, Leland is home to Brunswick County's newest and largest facility, the 900-plus-acre Brunswick Nature Park. Currently offering a canoe and kayak launch and a sheltered picnic pavilion, the Master Plan calls for future bike trails, horse trails, bird-watching blinds, scenic overlooks and an educational environmental center. Youth sports leagues are well celebrated in Leland with numerous facilities and regional events.

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A Natural Homebase

Perfectly situated between all the "big city" amenities and attractions of Wilmington and its historic waterfront and the beaches of Brunswick County, Leland offers a quiet, more natural "home base" for your vacation. Find a side of North Carolina you may discover to be a place you think of as your own.