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Old 08-25-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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We stopped by there today and I got some pictures.

Here they are: Greenfield Park In Wilmington NC

We also went up and I showed my hubby the house we tried to buy (the one we are in is not our first choice, she didn't want to budge on the price and I couldn't meet her price) but while up there, we saw some tobacco fields.

Now, tobacco fields USE to be VERY common here in NC but they are disappearing. And many of our northern transplants may never have actually seen the crop that made NC famous: Photos Around The Area

Enjoy! Liz
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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Greenfield Lake is nice, me and the lady friend went out there a few Sunday mornings ago and played w/ the dog, read the paper, etc.

I remember reading how Wilmington has never spent time and $$ on parks, because the beaches were so close. Airlie Gardens is on my to-do list, as well as the aquarium.
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:35 PM
 
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Hugh McRae is a nice park also and in a safer area than Greenfield.I hate to keep talking about the crime,but there has been quite a bit around the Greenfield Park area since we've been living here,so just be careful.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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I love Greenfield Park. It is just so amazing with the lake and all. That drive around Lakeshore Drive is nice too.

Hugh McRae park and Arlie Gardens are definetly on my to do list now too now that I finally live here! I love Orton Plantations too.....very beautiful and peaceful place.

Any other suggestions??
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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I love Greenfield Park. It is just so amazing with the lake and all. That drive around Lakeshore Drive is nice too.

Hugh McRae park and Arlie Gardens are definetly on my to do list now too now that I finally live here! I love Orton Plantations too.....very beautiful and peaceful place.

Any other suggestions??

If you like walking and nature and some history you might like to walk the trail located next to the Fort Fisher Vistors Center. It is a nice long walk, through the trees and plants, along the ocean, and then onto a raised boardwalk and paths that ends at an observatory deck at the tip of the island. Lots of birds to watch and a very peaceful place. You also pass an old bunker that was lived in by a hermit, Robert Harrill, ~Bella’s Life on the Island~ Blog Archive The Fort Fisher Hermit
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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I love Greenfield Park. It is just so amazing with the lake and all. That drive around Lakeshore Drive is nice too.

Hugh McRae park and Arlie Gardens are definetly on my to do list now too now that I finally live here! I love Orton Plantations too.....very beautiful and peaceful place.

Any other suggestions??
The Arboretum on Oleander is worth visiting; you can get an idea what plants can be grown in the area and it's nice to walk around, plus the admission is free.

Oakdale Cemetery also makes a nice walk.

I agree with Florida 15 about the crime in the Greenfield Lake area, I've encountered some really shady characters around there. Plus I've seen alligators twice!
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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Plus I've seen alligators twice!
Well, they DO have signs posted warning you they are there. So I am not surprised you might see them. Liz
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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beautiful pictures liz. greenfield park is beautiful except for the alligator. but i LOVE turtles! The tobacco field pictures are the first time I've ever seen them, thank you. Beautiful looking plants.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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The tobacco field pictures are the first time I've ever seen them, thank you. Beautiful looking plants.
And at the rate this country is going, we won't see them for much longer. Not that I am an advocate for smoking (just the opposite, I HATE smoking) but I am sorry to see a plant disappear. Maybe something else can be found to do with it someday. Liz
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Alligators don't bother me that much because I lived in Florida for fifteen years.I've even held a small one with it's mouth taped up and sat on top of a large one with it's mouth taped up as well(fun photos!)The crime I've read and heard about in that area really does bother me though.It's a shame you can't really enjoy the lake and park comfortably without having to be concerned about the safety.
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