Monday, March 4, 2013

Wilmington's River Walk: Still Growing

 We spent most of the day in Wilmington  NC, today.  The Riverwalk (a scenic brick and wooden deck walkway along Water Street on the Cape Fear River) is a lot longer since the last time we visited.  And according to the map, once completed, it will stretch all the way from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isabel Holmes Bridge, or "bridge to bridge."

At just over a mile, what's already there brings you by lots of wonderful restaurants (our favourite: Le Catalan) and shopping (Farmers' Market every Saturday in Season), while affording you constant access to refreshing breezes and views across the water.

This Map We Found Near
the Convention Center Shows
the Future Course of Riverwalk
While walking along the riverfront, we noticed a lot of improvements, as the city has added a lot of nice touches and convenient amenities, such as historical markers, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views, and attractive street lights.  And even more renovations to the Riverfront park and other amenity upgrades are on the horizon.

With Spring not yet here, our pace was a little more brisk at times to keep ourselves cozy.  We can't wait to return in the more Summer-y seasons for another more leisurely stroll.
View from a newer section of Wilmington's Riverwalk, past the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship in the Cape Fear River