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Ogden Park in Wilmington NC

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Ogden Oasis From the moment you pull in to Ogden Park you will be struck by its beauty. Located at 615 Ogden Park Drive off of Gordon Road. When you first enter Ogden Park you’ll see three baseball fields and one softball field. Youth leagues play here and you will often see parents on the field, practicing baseball with their kids during the week. There is a very clean and well maintained, seasonal, concession area  located in…

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Downtown Sundown Concert Series in Wilmington NC

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It’s outdoor concert season in Wilmington once again!  We’re excited for all the outdoor free live music happening around town in 2012.  Many of the concert series kicked off in May and we wanted to update you on the Downtown Sundown schedule. Downtown Sundown takes place Fridays at Riverfront Park on Water Street in downtown Wilmington.  The music starts at 6pm.  I believe there is usually an opening act to start the show.  Be sure…

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Music on the Town Summer Concert Series 2014

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Wilmington loves outdoor concert season!  In addition to Downtown Sundown and Concerts at Airlie Park, you can also mix it up with Mayfaire Music on the Town, a free summer concert series every Friday evening from 6pm until dark. The Mayfaire concerts are really fun because they allow you to bring blankets, chairs, food, coolers, and even pets so it’s like a big family picnic atmosphere.  Of course, if you don’t get it together to pack…

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Dogs playing on the beach. Leash law information for areas around Wilmington.

Leash Laws and Pet Rules – Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach

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As dog owners in Wilmington, we’re always looking for fun things we can do with the whole family, including Teddy, on the weekends.  We take him on nice, long leash walks but he also loves to run and play off his leash.  Since we can’t bring the kids to the dog parks in Wilmington (not to mention our golden retriever isn’t very friendly at the dog parks), we have to find places where Teddy is…

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Airlie Gardens – Wilmington NC Park Profiles

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Airlie Gardens is a property of New Hanover County and is maintained as a historic public garden. The gardens are the last undeveloped land open to the public along Bradley Creek in Wilmington.  There is an admission fee that visitors and residents must pay to enter the park.  However, entrance to the park is free on the first Sunday of each month. for New Hanover County residents.  This is County Free Day at the Gardens and…

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Where to Eat Dessert in Wilmington, North Carolina

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OK – I’m going to have to follow this post with a list of Wilmington gyms and fitness centers BUT there are so many great spots in Wilmington to satisfy your sweet tooth, from donuts at the beach to elaborately decorated designer cakes. Of course the cupcake and frozen yogurt bar crazes have also hit Wilmington. So, on to the sweetness… A local favorite, Apple Annie’s Bakeshop has been in Wilmington since 1984. The family who…

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Hiking trails in Brunswick County, North Carolina with golden retreiver, Ted.

Hiking Trails in Brunswick County NC

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Although Brunswick County is best known for its chic beach towns, not many people know that is it also home to the largest number of rare plant species in the state, and they are all on display in some of these nearby nature trails. Green Swamp Preserve This 15,000 acre ecological treasure trove is located in the heart of Bunswick County, and its brilliant open savannas show off some of the most beautiful examples of…

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