INSIDER’S GUIDE TO BRUNSWICK COUNTY
March 22, 2015Brunswick Forest
Beautiful Brunswick County has a number of points of interest in addition to area beaches. Locals will tell you, there is much more to see and do beyond the main tourist attractions. Head to these Brunswick County hidden gems and discover what living like a local feels like!
BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Brunswick County Botanical Gardens are teaching gardens maintained by the Brunswick County division of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. These beautiful gardens are used for Master Gardener classes, community education programs and even events and weddings and are free and open to the public. Visit the Botanical Gardens to learn more about the area’s native plans or simply take in the beauty of Southeastern North Carolina.
BRUNSWICK TOWN/FORT ANDERSON
Located in Winnabow, just a few miles from Brunswick Forest, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson features both the historical foundations of a colonial settlement as well as the earthen battlements of what was once the Civil War-era Fort Anderson. Tour the site via the paved walkway which highlights historical markers and winds past picturesque bluffs on the Cape Fear River.
CAPE FEAR NATIONAL GOLF COURSE
Brunswick Forest’s Cape Fear National Golf Course offers 18 holes of premium golf in a gorgeous setting. Designed by renowned golf architect, Tim Cate, Cape Fear National is Brunswick County’s premier golf course. After a game, stop by the beautiful 7,000 square foot clubhouse for lunch and sip a cocktail on the clubhouse’s back porch which overlooks the scenic course.
Greenland’s Farm, located in Bolivia, North Carolina, right down Highway 17 from Brunswick Forest, is a working homestead farm that offers workshops and classes, tours, harvest dinners and a petting farm. Visit the farm’s quaint retail store for organic produce, freshly-baked cakes and desserts, homemade tea blends and ice cream.
SOUTHPORT/FORT FISHER FERRY
Head to Southport, North Carolina and take a ride on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. The ferry is just one of North Carolina’s many ferries, and operates daily from 5:30 am until 7 pm, shuttling pedestrians, bikers and vehicles from Southport to historic Fort Fisher.