Tag Archives: Carolina Beach State Park

This weekend: Hike a hill at the coast, ski one in the mountains

Sugarloaf Dune
Sugarloaf Dune

Hike into history at the coast, make hay with the cold on a mountain ski slope, or have a range of trekking adventures in the Triad.

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Like a little history with your hike? Saturday, at Carolina Beach State Park, Chris Fonvielle. history professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, will discuss the role that the park’s Sugarloaf Dune played in the Civil War. read more

This weekend: Hardly a turkey

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend! Take the time for a trail trot at the coast, a mountain summit in the Piedmont, or bushwhacking your way through the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard.

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Here’s the perfect way to make amends for today: the Wilmington Roadrunners Club Turkey Trot Trail Race at Carolina Beach State Park. First, it’s only four miles, so there’s not too much penance but you’re not getting off easy, either. Second, it starts at a civil time, 9 a.m. on Saturday. And third, it’s a trail run through Carolina Beach State Park. read more

This weekend: Dry and clear, no bull. (Actually … )

Yabba dabba ribs!

After two weekends of rain, this weekend is forecast to be clear, warm and ideal for getting out and exploring North Carolina.

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Sometimes you need an unrelated catalyst to spur you to action. Like the 2nd Annual Port City Rib Fest, a three-day celebration of things BBQ to get you down to Wilmington to take advantage of all the great local activities: kayaking, surfing, standup paddleboarding, exploring Carolina Beach State Park or Fort Fisher. Go do some exploring, then swing by Rib Fest for BBQ, live music, arts & crafts, kids programs and more. read more

This weekend: Escape the wintry mix (or embrace it)

Carolina Beach State Park (photo courtesty N.C. State Parks)

One thing about the recent weird winter weather: the breaks are, mercifully, falling on the weekends. Our upcoming one, for instance, is supposed to be dry with temperatures that’ll defrost your winter-weary soul. At least in the Piedmont and at the coast. The mountains, on the other hand, promise more winter fun. read more

This weekend: Cool adventure

Winter is approaching, but the temperatures this weekend will be more autumnal. Perfect, in fact, for getting out and shaking the lethargy of a Thanksgiving feast. Carolina Beach State Park gives you good reason to head for the coast, there’s a rare opportunity to explore a Jordan Lake tributary in the Piedmont, and in the mountains, the trail less traveled could be the one yielding the biggest reward. read more