So, you've never seen yourself as an "outdoorsy" person? Maybe the extent of your outdoor experience is going to the beach. But now you live in the beautiful place, with so much to explore and you want to get out there. Where do you start?
Here are some easy options for easing into a new outdoorsy lifestyle:
1. Try out some easy camping!
You don't have to backpack into the wilderness, or kayak to an uninhabited island, to get a taste of camping. Try one of our nearby, beautiful state parks! Carolina Beach State Park, Lake Waccamaw State Park, and Jones Lake State Park are all within an hour drive from Wilmington. Each one of these allow you to park right next to your campsite, use a bathhouse (which will make you feel more at home), and have hiking trails and other attractions close by to your tent.
Don't have camping equipment? You can rent from places like lowergear.com or you can even give us a call. We could work out a way for you to maybe use some of our equipment.
2. Book a GUIDED outdoor excursion!
A guided outdoor excursion, such as a kayak excursion here on the coast, is the best way to learn the easiest and safest way to explore our area! You can check out all of our adventures at capefearadventurecompany.com/adventures . If you are heading up to the mountains, check out NC Outdoor Adventures or Natahala Outdoor Center.
3. Just go for a hike!
Does all of that sound like a lot? Just go for a hike! We've got some great trails right here in the Wilmington area, that are perfect for a beginner. The Sugarloaf trail at Carolina Beach State Park, the Basin Trail at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and the Abbey Nature Preserve at Poplar Grove Plantation are all beautiful, easy trails to get you out exploring the outdoors!
Any questions? We are glad to talk it through with you so give us a call or shoot us an email!