Just outside of Leland, NC, is the small Town of Belville. It’s home to one of the best amenities in the area – The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville. This beautiful park is an educational resource that allows area residents to enjoy the Brunswick River and surrounding marsh habitat. The Grand Opening of the park was in 2016, but at the publication date of this post, is still under construction as the town works to extend the boardwalk and walking trail. Upon completion, the park will encompass 150 acres and connect to a bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk that spans across Eagle Island to the Battleship North Carolina.
At the front of The Brunswick Riverwalk is a farmer’s market with a permanent pavilion where residents can purchase fresh seafood from Seaview Crab Company and fresh local produce from Port City Produce Thursday through Sunday (verify times). Other vendors also set up tents throughout the year with peak days happening during the spring and summer.
One of the biggest draws to the park is the Joseph A. Breault Fishing Pier. The pier is 125 feet long and handicap accessible. It has a two-pole limit and beautiful views of the Brunswick River, which can also be enjoyed from the nearby swing.
The Brunswick River can be accessed from the park’s boat ramp. This is most suitable for launching kayaks, canoes, and other small vessels. It can also serve as a launching area for paddleboarders.
The Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Cultural Arts Pavilion provides a stage for bands, singer, presenters, and other performers. It’s wired and overlooks a grassy lawn area. Nearby is a playground and picnic area, as well as restrooms. The playground is one of two within the park (see gallery below for a picture of Phase 1 plans).
There are multiple nature trails. One leads to an overlook where residents can see panoramic views of the water. Another leads through the woods to the boardwalk and the Duke Education Pavilion where nature-centered courses can be hosted and broadcasted to area schools. Ideally, classes will be centered on the surrounding marshland and the variety of birds and other wildlife that can be observed from the boardwalk.
Future development in The Brunswick Riverwalk includes a restaurant and new facilities for the Cape Fear Raptor Center (CFRC) to expand to Brunswick County (they are based in Rocky Point, NC). CFRC already hosts events at the park to raise awareness and support for the organization. At their Annual Owl Howl, visitors can hold raptors and experience flight demonstrations.
As the Town of Belville expands on the riverwalk, they plan to use the facilities to preserve the area’s natural resources and beautiful riverfront. View more pictures of the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville below. Click on a picture to see a larger version.
Keep up with events happening at The Brunswick Riverwalk in Belville on their official Facebook page.
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