Because of seasonal hours, please call or check individual websites before visiting.

Abbey Nature Preserve Trail

Abbey Nature Preserve Trail

Dedicated to the memory of Margaret Abbey Foy Moore, the Foy family has placed 67 acres of undeveloped land into the Coastal Land Trust. Enjoy a short walk up the sandy road or take a longer walk that crosses the dam through the woods along the outflow stream. Take pleasure in the wooden walkway built across the 10 acre pond that connects with walking trails on both sides. Experience the great outdoors through the forest while hiking, bird watching or just viewing the beautiful trees, plants, flowers and wildlife.

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10200 US Hwy 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
Phone: (910) 686-9518
Website: poplargrove.org/discover/nature-trail
www.facebook.com/abbeynaturepreserve
Email: ketdunn@gmail.com
African American Heritage Trail

African American Heritage Trail

 A driving tour of Pender County African American Heritage.

The Pender County African American Heritage Trail features locations throughout Pender County that are important to our culture and history. Historians and community members are coming together to bring to life the stories, histories, and events of the Black community from the time of the Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. The trail features locations, events, and people that had a great impact on the development of Pender County and in some cases the United States of America. This will be a forever-evolving project that will educate our community and visitors on the important but almost forgotten history of generations of Pender County African American residents and their ancestors.

 
The African American Heritage Trail encompasses all of Pender County and includes highlights such as Canetuck Community Center, a restored Rosenwald school, the community of Edgecombe’s Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church and Sloop Point School, Poplar Grove Plantation, which is part of the Gullah Geechee National Corridor, the Pender County Courthouse, and Moores Creek National Battlefield’s Old Stagecoach Road.

The African American Heritage Trail draws upon family histories, such as the community of Edgecombe, where five families can trace their ancestry to the children of an enslaved couple named Tuney and Janey.

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Historical Downtown
Burgaw, NC
Phone: (910) 259-1278
Website: https://www.visitpender.com/Blog/361378/Pender-County-Tourism-launches-African-American-Heritage-Trail
The trail is featured on the app, Pocketsights.com. The link to the trail is 
https://pocketsights.com/tours/tour/Hampstead-Pender-County-African-American-Heritage-Trail-5823

Civil War Trails

Civil War Trails

The NC Civil War Trail is a segment of the United States Civil War Trail. The trails spotlights historical Burgaw and the oldest standing train depot in the state.  There are also other sites throughout Pender County.

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Historical Downtown
Burgaw, NC
Phone: (757) 378-5462
Website: www.civilwartrails.org
www.facebook.com/civilwartrails
East Coast Greenway Trail

East Coast Greenway Trail

From Maine to Florida, this 3,000-mile trail travels down Topsail Island to Surf City, along the Intracoastal and Sloop Point Loop Road to Country Club and southward along US Hwy 17.

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Hampstead, Surf City
Topsail Beach, NC
Phone: (919) 797-0619
Website: www.greenway.org
www.facebook.com/EastCoastGreenway
Email: info@greenway.org
Ghost Fleet Oyster Co

Ghost Fleet Oyster Co

North Carolina is an ideal habitat for growing oysters due to its clean, warm water and ample space. Ghost Fleet farms are located between North Topsail Island and Hampstead, North Carolina.
Ghost Fleet Oysters taste unique to our waters. Ghost Fleet aims to provide the freshest oysters driven by our mission - oysters grown with respect and sustainable for the future. Try for yourself!

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Hampstead, NC 28443
Phone: (910) 620-4385
Website: https://www.ghostfleetoysterco.com
Email For oyster order information:
cody@ghostfleetoysterco.com
For tour, education, and shell recycling information:
rachel@ghostfleetoysterco.com
 
Mountains To Sea Trail

Mountains To Sea Trail

The MST traverses Pender County, through the Holly Shelter Game Lands, winding through neighborhoods in Surf City and along the shoreline into Onslow County’s North Topsail Beach. Segment 14, Land of History, begins at Singletary Lake State Park in Bladen County and ends at Holly Shelter Gamelands.  It features Pender County attractions like Moores Creek National Battlefield, Historic Downtown Burgaw, the Canetuck Community Center, site of one of the last standing Rosenwald Schools for African Americans and more.  Segment 14 can be found at mountainstoseatrail.org/segment/14/.  Segment 15 picks up in the Holly Shelter Gamelands and ends in Onslow County.  This Segment features the vast ecosystems of the Holly Shelter Game Lands and showcases Topsail Island, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and the historical towers from NASA project Bumblebee.  Information on Segment 15 can be found at mountainstoseatrail.org/segment/15/. For more info please visit the MST website listed below.

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Pender County
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (919) 825-0297
Website: mountainstoseatrail.org
www.facebook.com/Mountains-to-Sea-Trail
NC Birding Trail

NC Birding Trail

The trail emphasizes the importance and conservation of birds that are native to NC.   In Pender County, you will see Birds and Waterfowl that are native to Coastal NC, specifically those who are found in Pine/Hardwood Forrests, Floodplain Forests, Longleaf Pine Forests, Savanna, and Wetlands.  For more information be sure to visit the website.  Featured on the MST, Seg. #14 located at mountainstoseatrail.org/segment/14/ at the Holly Shelter Boating Access.

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7271 Shaw Hwy
Pender County, NC 28445
Phone: (919) 604-5183
Website: www.ncbirdingtrail.org
www.facebook.com/NCBirdingTrail
Email:  info@ncbirdingtrail.org
NC Oyster Trail

NC Oyster Trail

The North Carolina Oyster Trail offers unique and tasty adventures. The NC Oyster Trail is a grassroots effort from people who love our state’s oysters. Their mission is to provide experiences that help sustain and grow N.C. oysters, resulting in economic, environmental, and social benefits to the state’s seafood industry and coastal communities.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation and North Carolina Sea Grant, in partnership with the North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association, administer the NC Oyster Trail.

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Hampstead, NC 28443
Phone: (910) 259-1278
Website: https://ncoystertrail.org
Trail Map: https://ncoystertrail.ncoysters.org/oyster-trail-sites/
Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail

Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail

Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail is a 2.2 mile loop of asphalt and concrete walking trails in and around the central portion of the town limits. The trail follows the Osgood Canal through town and offers walks through wooded areas along the canal, through urban areas in the downtown, connects to the schools located in town and offers the convenience of both passive parks and playground parks along the way. The trail is a great benefit to the health and well-being of those who take advantage of all it has to offer. There are several streets and areas throughout town that access the trail. Featured on the MST, Seg. #14 located at mountainstoseatrail.org/segment/14/

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Central portion of the town limits.
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 300-6401
Website: burgawnc.gov/322/Town-Parks
Email: recreation@burgawnc.gov
Pender County Blueberry Trail

Pender County Blueberry Trail

Pender County Tourism announces a Blueberry Trail created to lead you to fresh blueberries, blueberry fields, downtown shops, eateries, history, and more. July is National Blueberry Month and Pender County is home to many blueberry farms, making us one of the largest growing locations for blueberry producers.

Pender County Tourism created a new trail that highlights fresh blueberries, points of interest to Pender County's blueberry culture, and places to shop for fantastic Blueberry merchandise, and homemade favorites. Pender County is home to everything blueberry, Annually, during the blueberry season, typically from May to July, Pender County produces millions of berries that are sold to businesses, residents, and visitors by the pints, pounds, or flats. 

Pender County and the Town of Burgaw are home to the North Carolina Blueberry Festival, founded in 2003 and held annually the third weekend in June. The festival is a premier event for Pender County and the Town of Burgaw, attracting more than 50,000 visitors. In addition to celebrating our Blueberry Heritage, the festival hosts the Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast each February, there is the NC Blueberry Scholarship Pageant, and the Annual New Year’s Eve Blueberry Drop. Special thanks to all Town of Burgaw downtown merchants, The North Carolina Blueberry Festival, Pender County Public Library, and the Pender Historical Society for helping put this together. 

Visit https://pocketsights.com/tours/tour/Burgaw-Blueberry-Trail-4289 or download the PocketSights app for details on the Blueberry Trail Blueberry Treasures you can find!

 

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Historical Downtown
Burgaw, NC
Phone: (910) 259-1278
Website: www.visitpender.com
https://pocketsights.com/tours/tour/Burgaw-Blueberry-Trail-4289
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