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.
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 for hiking and biking, an elevated boardwalk and outdoor classroom overlooking the wetlands environment, a state-of-the-art nature-inspired playground, picnic area, event lawn, parking, lush landscaping, utilities and associated amenities. Once all phases are completed, there will be nearly 5 miles of trails and numerous overlooks and outdoor classrooms to take advantage of Leland's unique coastal wetlands ecosystems.