Ready to get moving? Wilmington is the ultimate active city! Mild winters mean you can get outdoors twelve months a year. Make the ocean your playground and go surfing, kayaking, body boarding, kite boarding, stand up paddleboarding, or swimming. Turn your favorite activity into a social event by joining one of the many clubs and organizations centered around team sports (soccer, baseball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, tennis, volleyball, and more) or solo pursuits (running, golf, biking, and swimming, just to name a few.) Get in shape and stay that way at one of the many fine gyms; yoga, dance, or pilates studios; or martial arts academies. It\\\’s never too early or too late to embrace an active lifestyle!

Events Center at Halyburton Park

Halyburton Park

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To contact Halyburton Park, please call (910) 341-0075. Halyburton Park is managed by the City of Wilmington, NC and is located on S. 17th St. beyond Cameron Art Museum and just before you get to S. College Road. Halyburton has a smooth paved 1.3 mile loop trail through the pine forest with off-road hiking trails through the middle of the loop. Halyburton is a favorite destination for families because of the two playgrounds, swingset, picnic...
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Women doing pilates.

Pilates Studios in Wilmington

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There are multiple Pilates studios in the Wilmington area, each varying in rate and session structure. At most locations you can get by with a single mat class for around $14. Port City Pilates, on Military Cutoff Rd., is a popular place with a modern studio. One reviewer was completely relived of back pain after a year of training there. Lithie Core Pilates Studio is another great place on Military Cutoff Rd. They offer "Welcome...
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Azaleas in bloom around Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington, North Carolina

Greenfield Lake Park

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To contact Greenfield Lake Park, please call (910) 341-7855. One of Wilmington NC's Coolest City Parks Greenfield Lake Park is a beautiful city park located just a couple miles from Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The park features a flat four mile walking and biking path which weaves its way around the lake back to the main parking area. Greenfield Lake is a popular fishing spot for locals who frequently congregate at the spillway at the...
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Hiking trails in Brunswick County, North Carolina with golden retreiver, Ted.

Hiking Trails in Brunswick County NC

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Although Brunswick County is best known for its chic beach towns, not many people know that is it also home to the largest number of rare plant species in the state, and they are all on display in some of these nearby nature trails. Green Swamp Preserve This 15,000 acre ecological treasure trove is located in the heart of Bunswick County, and its brilliant open savannas show off some of the most beautiful examples of…

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Woman doing yoga on the beach in North Carolina.

Greater Wilmington NC Yoga Studios

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Options for practicing yoga in Wilmington abound. Major yoga studios offer a multitude of different classes in many varying styles of yoga. Many focus on the mind-body-spirit connection, and provide space for bodywork and even spa services. Smaller studios and individual practitioners also offer various unique options around town. Wilmington Yoga Center Wilmington Yoga Center, located above Tidal Creek, has been offering yoga for 12 years. They are currently expanding to 5000 square feet with…

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View of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina in the fall.

The Best Fall Activities in Wilmington, NC

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Autumn is such a beautiful season here in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The sun still shines most days, we enjoy cool mornings and warm afternoons, the bugs start to disappear, and we can spend time outdoors without the ultra sweat-inducing humidity.  We don’t worry as much about slathering on the sunscreen or getting out early enough to beat the heat.  It seems to me that fall is a little more relaxed, with fun, active, outdoor activities…

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Hugh McRae Park

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To contact Hugh McRae Park, please call (910) 798-7620. Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington, NC is a favorite of ours. We loved it when the kids were little because they have a great, age-appropriate playground for toddlers. And they also have a very cool, big playground for big kids. The only time this was hard was when one child was a toddler and the other was ready for the big playground. But we'd just split...
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Wilmington NC Gyms, Fitness Centers, and Workout Facilities

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OK – I promised you a follow up to our Wilmington NC Dessert post with one about gyms and fitness centers – so here it is! When joining a gym, it’s important to find a good fit. The right gym will meet your needs, and motivate you to come back to exercise on a regular basis. Joining a gym is a big commitment, so it’s important to research your options before signing on the dotted…

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Warming up for tennis match at Empie Park in Wilmington

Empie Park in Wilmington

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To contact Empie Park, please call (910) 341-7852. Empie Park in Wilmington, NC - centrally located along Independence Blvd between Park Ave. and Wrightsville Ave - is a beautiful park with plenty to do for the whole family.  Recent upgrades and improvements to the park make it highly accessible via the Wilmington Cross City Trail and provide more activities for more people (and dogs!). Althea Gibson Tennis Complex Empie Park is the home of the...
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