Although most of the natural landscapes that we work in are in the surrounding counties of Wilmington, you don’t have to look far to find some quiet nature in this bustling urban sprawl. Smith Creek is a small winding waterway that meanders right through the heart of Wilmington. Our project director Dan Ryan lives right next to the creek and uses it every weekend to escape from city life for a little while. He is always surprised how much nature is lurking in this urban natural landscape. Thanks for the great pictures Dan!
Smith Creek starts on the east side of I-40 and runs past the airport then flows into the Cape Fear River just north of downtown Wilmington. On a calm day kayakers can enjoy paddling all the way to downtown where there are several places to dock your boat and enjoy a walk and maybe some lunch.
For more information on kayaking Smith Creek contact our office at 910-395-5000.
Oh and don’t forget tomorrow is Valentines Day! Get your sweetie pie the gift that lasts a lifetime; become a member of The Nature Conservancy so there will always be places like Smith Creek to enjoy! Visit our Ways of Giving page for more details.