Take Advantage of These 10 Free Activities in Leland, NC
Leland NC is more fun than ever! This community just over the bridge from Wilmington NC is growing in leaps and bounds. There is plenty of shopping and dining, but you’ll also find lots of free activities in Leland. These are some of our favorites.
Celebrate Leland NC’s History
1. Leland, NC Founder’s Day
On Sept. 10, 2016, Leland will celebrate Founder’s Day. Enjoy live music, bounce houses, school choruses and bands, crafts, and of course food! The day will end with a fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.
2. North Carolina Rice Festival
Find arts and crafts, vendor booths, live music, and the best views nature has to offer at the N.C. Rice Festival Sept. 17-18, 2016. There’s a kids’ area and a rice cook-off as well as lots of great food at this festival at the Brunswick Riverwalk just south of Leland in Belville.
Play Outdoors at a Leland Park
3. Leland Municipal Park
This is Leland’s first park! With a playground, gazebo, stage, picnic tables, benches, open green spaces and a half-mile paved multi-use path, this park on Town Hall Drive is open daily.
4. Leland Community Park
Batter up! Leland Community Park on Village Road has two baseball fields, a practice area, and batting cages. There’s also a concession stand, a field house, picnic shelters, a playground, two community buildings, and a paved walking path.
Get Out on the Water in Leland
5. Sturgeon Creek Park
On Appleton Way, this park has Leland’s first water access site. Launch kayaks, canoes, and small Jon boats at the canoe/kayak launch or floating dock. A deck overlook and accessible fishing area, and outdoor classroom add amenities to the park.
6. Mill Creek Water Access Park
This access is designated for kayaks, canoes, rowing shells, and small Jon boats. Watch for tides at this park, as they may influence launch capabilities.
Take a Walk in the Leland Woods
7. Westgate Nature Park
Off Westgate Drive behind Walmart, this park of three acres has a 1/3-mile asphalt trail from the entrance to a raised wooden boardwalk. There’s also a nature-themed playground with tree-themed and animal shaped equipment, picnic tables, and a special events area for small gatherings.
8. Ev Henwood Nature Preserve
Ev Henwood preserves natural and cultural resources, native plants and animals, and is featured on the N.C. Birding Trail. Walk seven miles of maintained trails in this 175-acre coastal forest.
Learn Something New in Leland
9. The Leland Cultural Arts Center
The Cultural Arts Center on Magnolia Village Way offers a wide range of classes for adults and kids. Learn pottery, sculpture, drawing, painting, fiber arts, stained glass, photography, music (voice and piano), poetry, theater, web design, dance, fitness, yoga, or zumba at the center.
10. Brunswick County Parks and Recreation
Parks and Rec offers great athletic programs at community buildings and parks in Leland NC and throughout Brunswick County. Check out the adult and youth athletics, 50+ programs, fitness, creative arts, and community events.
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