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Greenfield Lake and Gardens
U.S. Hwy. 421 S (Third St. and Carolina Beach Rd.)
Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 762-5606

A haven for migratory birds, Greenfield Lake is also a popular spot for families. A five mile walking/biking path encircles the 90 acre lake. Herons, egrets and ducks are regular visitors, as are hawks and cardinals. Keep a lookout for alligators, too. Get a closer look aboard canoes and kayaks for rent at the park. Greenfield Lake is 2 miles south of downtown Wilmington along S. Third Street. Seasonal, guided birding tours of the lake are available for groups of four or more. The cost is $15 per person. Call Cape Fear River Watch at the number above for more information. Their web site includes a detailed history of the lake beginning with its construction in the 1700s.

 

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