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Thursday, February 11, 2016


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The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail is primarily an off-road, multi-use trail which will provide bicycle and pedestrian access to numerous recreational, cultural and educational destinations in Wilmington. The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail will provide a future bicycle and pedestrian connection from Wade Park, Halyburton Park and Empie Park to the Heide-Trask Drawbridge at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail is a spur in a developing city-wide trails and greenways system which makes alternative transportation in Wilmington a safer, more convenient option for every citizen. It will also make up part of the East Coast Greenway, a multi-use path that will run all the way from Maine to Florida and will be like an "urban Appalachian Trail."

  About Gary Shell

Collaborative agreements with Cameron Company, the Cameron Art Museum, Oleander Company, Inc., UNCW and Cape Fear Commercial, along with Parks and Greenspace Bond funds, federal stimulus funds and connections with existing or funded trail facilities make this project possible.
 Cross-City trail map (printable map) 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Recent Update/News
  • Construction on section of trail from Halyburton Park to Wade Park now complete.
  • City receives grant for Cross City Trail from Blue Cross Blue Shield   More Information

video linkShare the trail! Trail etiquette:

Cross City Trail etiquette video


If you have questions, please contact:

Amy Beatty, Project Director




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