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Join us for a FREE Urban Hike 

Hikes are designed to take inform, create awareness and learn while taking in our local surroundings. Hikes are geared to ages 10 and up and usually last 90 minutes. Those leasing the hikes are experts in their fields. We have some openings for Urban Hike Leads. If you have a good idea for an Urban Hike, please call (910) 254-0907.

Downtown Hike along the Riverwalk

Thursday, September 19 @ 10 am (note date change)
Meet at Orange Street Landing (at the foot of Orange Street  adjacent to the George Restaurant)
Ages: 10/up  Cost:  Free   Please register below.  Space is limited.

This hike will take place on Thurs. Sept. 19 @ 10 am and it will cover history and architecture.  It will start at the foot of Orange and Water streets and will end at the Railroad museum on Nutt Street. Downtown parking is free for the first hour in City of Wilmington parking decks. 

This hike is led by Beverly Tetterton.

 About Beverly Tetterton:

These hikes will be led by  Beverly Tetterton.  Ms. Tetterton spent 31 years working as a research librarian in the North Beverly Tetterton pictureCarolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library and was responsible for the creation of numerous digital archivecollections which include thousands of historic photographs of the Cape Fear Region. Her two mile historic hikes will be educational and informative. In 2004, she won two awards for Port City Architecture: the Solpa Award for best Library digitization project in the Southeast United States, and the David Brinkley Preservation Award. She has served on the Historic Wilmington Foundation, the Bellamy Mansion Museum, and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies among others.

Community Garden Hikes

Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m.
Ages: 10/up  Cost:  Free   Please register below.  Space is limited.
The hike begins at the MLK Center (401 S. 8th St)  and walk to the Elements Garden at the former Shaw Speaks Building at the corner of 3rd and Wooster streets (718 South 3rd Street; enter on 2nd Street) then to the James Avery Garden at 401 Castle Street where fresh vegetables will be harvested, cooked and tasted. Walk back to the MLK Center to end the Hike.

October 17, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Ages: 10/up  Cost:  Free   Please register below.  Space is limited.
The hike 
begins at the MLK Center (401 S. 8th St.) and walk to the Annie Nixon Garden at 904 Dock Street; then on to the Diversity Garden at 1101 Castle Street where fresh vegetables will be harvested; then back to the MLK Center Nutrition Garden where the vegetables will be cooked and tasted.

These Hikes with cooking take about 90 minutes.

1898 History Hike

Thursday, November 7  10 a.m.
Ages: 10/up  Cost:  Free   Please register below.  Space is limited.
Meet at 1898 Memorial Park,  1018 N 3rd St, Wilmington
Led  By Kent Chatfield

The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government and left countless numbers of African-Americans dead and exiled from the city.  In 2006 the North Carolina General Assembly published a report on it and it became known to the general public.

This 90 minute Urban Hike will visit locations that are historical markers and memorials.  

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