Things To Do

Leland, North Carolina, is a great place to take in the outdoors any time of year. With a sunny, subtropical climate and easy access to nearby beaches, parks, wetlands, and the Cape Fear River, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out some of the best outdoor activities near you in Leland.

Shelton Herb Farm
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The Shelton Herb Farm, located in scenic Leland, North Carolina, offers up locally grown herbs and rural charm. With quality culinary herbs, vegetable plants, heirloom plants, and butterfly and bee plants, you'll find something to love during any season. The farm is open year round! You can also sign up for classes, garden shows, farm tours,... { Learn More }

Cypress Cove Park (formerly Sturgeon Creek)
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Made up of 27 acres of wetlands donated to the town in 2005 from Kirby Sullivan and 1.2 acres of uplands acquired with a 2007 Coastal Waterfront Access Grant from the state Division of Coastal Management, Cypress Cove Park (formerly Sturgeon Creek), located at 844 Appleton Way, provides citizens with the Town's first water access site.... { Learn More }

Leland Municipal Park
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First opened on Founders' Day 2004 and expanded in 2006, the Leland Municipal Complex Park is the Town's first park. At nearly eight-acres in size, the park includes a playground, gazebo, stage, picnic tables, benches, open green spaces and a 0.6-mile paved multi-use path. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Public restrooms are... { Learn More }

Wonderland Farm
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An equestrian farm offering lessons, training, boarding, and riding camps. The 106 acre farm is nestled in the Maco area only 11 miles from Wilmington, NC and just five minutes from Leland, NC. The farm is owned and operated by Karen Mealy. Karen Mealy is a graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a major... { Learn More }

Brunswick Nature Park
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At Brunswick Nature Park, there are 911 acres of undeveloped wilderness that provides a dynamic mix of vegetation, wildlife, ecosystems, vistas, wetlands, and waterways. It is truly an environmental oasis worthy of exploration. You can enjoy a kayak/canoe launch site, a 40x40 picnic pavilion perfect for a family gathering, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Park is... { Learn More }

Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve
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Ev-Henwood (pronounced Heaven Wood) is a 174 acre nature preserve donated by Mr. Troy Henry in 1991 to UNCW for nature education and nature research. Open and free to the public there are 15 maintained trails totalling 7 miles of native plants and animals. Exploring Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve will lead you to excellent spots for bird watching,... { Learn More }

Brunswick Islands Beaches
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Just a few minutes from Leland lie some of the most unique beaches in North Carolina. Totaling 45 miles of sand, sun and fun, the beaches of Brunswick County are made up of six distinctive beaches, each with their own charm and personality. Find whole sand dollars on the broad expanse of Sunset Beach or watch ships... { Learn More }

Shallote River Swamp Park
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ZIP TOURS & OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC Welcome to the Shallotte River Swamp Park & Outdoor Center! Take a majestic tour and explore the ecological benefits of this natural environment or indulge in one of our many action activities we have on hand. You can choose from one of our three fun-filled activities or... { Learn More }

Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry
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Enjoy the scenic ride aboard the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry running daily between Southport in Brunswick County and Fort Fisher in New Hanover County. Drive your vehicle aboard and find your seat either on deck or in the salon and take in the beauty of the Cape Fear River. The flight of the seagulls is always fun... { Learn More }

The Adventure Kayak Company
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Come Explore the Pristine Water's of Coastal North Carolina by Kayak. The Adventure Company located in Southport North Carolina is your portal to outdoor recreation in the Carolinas. We offer : Professional Staff Quality Equipment Sales - Kayaks and Gear Kayak beginner and intermediate lessons Kayaking Tours Environmental education programs Historical Southport bicycle tours Overnight camping excursions kayaking adventures to Florida, Exuma Bahamas, and Baja Mexico Paddle ... { Learn More }

Cape Fear River Adventures
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Only 5 minutes from Leland, NC, a river adventure to remember for a life time. Captain Charles Robbins, former wilderness guide in the Northern Rockies of Idaho,will be your river guide. He will take you on a river excursion to explore the backwaters of our local rivers to capture the beautiful wildlife up close. You will... { Learn More }

Mahanaim Adventures
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Welcome to Mahanaim Adventures, your expert guides and provisioners for the BEST outdoor adventures in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. Kayaking Backpacking/hiking Camping No hassle adventures We will make the arrangements, provide the knowledge, expertise and equipment, and supply the food and other essentials so you are free to create memories, build bonds and experience the adventure of a lifetime. You... { Learn More }

Carolina Paddleboard Company
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The door's always open! Our shop, Carolina PaddleBoard Co., is the culmination of years of passion and involvement in the burgeoning stand up paddle lifestyle. What first started with a trip to visit friends in Maui back in 2005 led to an entirely new outlook on surfing and ways to stay on the water. Beautiful waterfront location. Drive... { Learn More }

Paddle North Carolina
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Paddle NC provides kayak and stand up paddle boarding(SUP) tours, rentals, and instruction. We are located on-site in Carolina Beach State Park. Experience your environment from a different perspective on our kayak and paddle board tours. Or rent a kayak or paddle board and independently explore waters traveled by indians, and colonists - waterways that played a... { Learn More }

Sail Wilmington NC
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Sailing trips on 'Jammin' will glide upriver along the river front and head downriver past the state ports towards the Brunswick River southern entrance. Prices start at $75 for a private, one hour tour - Reserve your Sailing Cruise now or find out about Sailing Trip details. Capt. Alan Held and First Maete Kaete make sailing a... { Learn More }

The Wilmington of Wilmington Water Tours
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The Wilmington is the first and finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. The Wilmington is a fully appointed 46ft. catamaran that can hold up to 49 passengers. Choose between historic eco-tours, sunset cruises or narrated tours of the beautiful Cape Fear waterways. { Learn More }

Westgate Park
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The Westgate Nature Park (1260 West Gate Dr.) consists of nearly 150 acres of wetlands and uplands on the south side of Highway 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area. Phase I improvements were funded with a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund. They include 0.3 miles of 10'-wide paved trail... { Learn More }