About Gary Shell
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."
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)