Tag Archives: Smith Creek Park

Your weekend: Have an adventure that sizzles

Walking around Smith Creek Lake (photo: SirBikesALot.com)
Walking around Smith Creek Lake (photo: SirBikesALot.com)

Another hot summer weekend is on tap. Appropriately, we have some hot ideas on how to spend it.

Coast / Coastal Plain

A lot of folks like the idea of going on a group hike or walk. Trouble is, the vast majority are long and geared toward more advanced hikers. The opportunities to test the trail waters on shorter, friendly hikes are few. read more

This weekend: Forecast for fun

Take a test paddle (photo courtesy Great Outdoor Provision Co.)

Test a kayak, try a new wildlife refuge, tread (quickly) some stellar trail. There’s lots to do in North Carolina this coming spring weekend.


Been thinking about getting into flatwater paddling but confounded by the various boat options? Rec kayaks, touring kayaks, sea kayaks, sit-on-tops, inflatables … . Where’s a budding paddler to start? read more

This weekend: Adventure Abounds

Blue Sky Falls: Is that picture perfect or what?

A boat demo, a bird hike, an adventure race, a waterfall hike — and they’re all on the same day.


In Wilmington’s Smith Creek Park on Saturday they’ll be celebrating the warm weekend by land and by sea (by “lake” technically) at the Bird Hike & Kayak Demonstration, a joint effort of New Hanover County Parks & Gardens, Cape Fear Audubon Society, Wild Bird & Garden and Hook, Line & Paddle. In a stroke of good planning, Cape Fear Audubon will lead the bird hike, from 8-9:30 a.m., while Hook, Line & Paddle will handle the kayak demo, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A good opportunity to learn a few new birds and to test out a boat or two. read more