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Brunswick Nature Park

Whether you need a safe place to get outside despite social distancing rules, or things have returned to normal and you just want a nice place to relax or exercise, Brunswick Nature Park may be just what the doctor ordered.

With walking, biking and equestrian trails, as well as a handicapped-accessible kayak launch on Town Creek, Brunswick Nature Park offers something for everyone.

The land the nature park occupies was acquired by the Coastal Land Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving coastal lands in North Carolina, and given to Brunswick County in 2004. The Coastal Land Trust continues to assist the county in maintaining a developing the trail networks.

The nature park is 912 acres, roughly the size of New York’s Central Park, and is open dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Access to the park is off NC 133 just above the Town Creek bridge. The entrance sneaks up on you whichever direction you approach it, so keep an eye out. The street address is 2601 River Road.

This is a truly nature-centered park. None of the roads or trails are paved. There is a picnic shelter and a bathroom building, but as far as creature comforts, that’s about it. But that’s the beauty of the place. You can leave the world behind here, and that might be a huge help just about now.

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