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Old 12-16-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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We are thinking about moving to the area, but we are big hikers. Besides walking on the beach, are there any hiking trails in this area?
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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Not many. Brunswick Nature Park has some trails: Brunswick Nature Park
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:45 AM
 
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Agree with BC1960 that there arent very many.

Another one is Green Swamp Preserve

Now if you would think of golfing as a form of hiking, then that's another story.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Cape Fear, North Carolina
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Many of the developments (Plantations) in the area have hiking (more accurately 'walking') trails within the property. Some, obviously, more extensive than others.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:05 AM
 
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Can you give me the name of the developments that would have the more "extensive" walking trails? We'd really like to live in an area that has lots of trees, grass, etc.

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Old 12-16-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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Can you give me the name of the developments that would have the more "extensive" walking trails? We'd really like to live in an area that has lots of trees, grass, etc.
Brunswick Forest has 100 miles of paved and unpaved walking/biking trails. St. James has 36 miles of walking/biking trails.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Cape Fear, North Carolina
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There you go! Also, RiverSea has many scenic walking trails but I do not know the overall length
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:05 PM
 
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Welll....... There are not going to be many long hiking trails if you exclude the beaches. You have beach and you have marshlands. You can not hike in the marsh. There are some areas that provide elevated walk ways above the marsh that are very natural and scenic areas. The NC Aquariums have areas like that but they are relatively short. On Oak Island there are a couple of foot bridges that cross the marsh in the center of island and you couple that with the developed areas they connect it makes for a 3-4 mile walk. For some serious longer hikes the Croatan National Forest between Newbern and Morhead City provides a lot of nice trails. There are some different walks around Lake Waccamaw and in Bladen Lakes.

I have a book around here somewhere that lists NC hiking trails by area. If I find it, I'll post some more ideas.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:08 PM
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Not to be Debbie Downer, but keep a close eye out for serpents when hiking off the beaten path in SE NC.

We were once down a trail in Brunswick Town and saw a sign that said all four types of venemous snakes present in NC had been found within 20 feet of the sign. That got my attention.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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Yikes, I don't llike snakes! But snakes can basically be found everywhere, you just need to be aware. Thanks for all the info!
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