This town on the Brunswick River is known for its outdoorsy residents, so if you move here, you'd best plan to get outside. Don't worry, it's not as intense as it sounds-- you can see the great outdoors at Leland Municipal Park, where you can meet up with friends and neighbors for a picnic--no hiking boots needed. Or you could set up your own plot at the Leland Community Garden. If you're ready, you could even just dive right in to Leland's fitness-oriented culture with the Sandman Adventure Race, which challenges its athletes with running, mountain biking, kayaking--any way you can cross the rugged terrain of the coast--all in one race. If you simply want to warm up with a hike, visit the Sturgeon-Mill Creek Water Access Park, where you can get lost in nature.
This is a community that loves to get together and celebrate the holidays--any holiday! Plus, an abundance of local media sources make sure word gets out, so you won't a miss a beat. Whether it's the Oyster Festival or the Polish Festival, media like North Brunswick Magazine are there to bring the news to the city of Leland and surrounding towns--so you're always in the know on what's happening in your hometown.
As we've mentioned, sports have a huge presence here, but amidst all the hiking and biking, you may forget about quieter pursuits, such as bass fishing in Sutton Lake. If you're more of a spectator than anything else, cheer on the Seahawks, the UNCW teams, who enjoy enormous hometown support in both Wilmington and neighboring Leland.
In the winter, nothing beats a walk through historic downtown Wilmington. Grab a cup of Port City Java, the city's own local coffee shop chain, and see the sights, such as Bellamy Mansion, a gem of antebellum Southern architecture. Not far away from the Mansion is the Burgwin-Wright House, a neo-Georgian that played a role in the American Revolution as the temporary home of English leader Lord Cornwallis.
Although there are many historic treasures in downtown Wilmington for you to explore, none will be quite so entertaining as Thalian Hall, one of North Carolina's oldest theatres, open since 1858. Go for the historic scenery, and you'll surely stay for the professional classical musical acts and comedy acts that visit the theatre. This town is also the home of the Cinematique film series.
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