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A pretty nice trail!! It was busy, with lots of people and their dogs but still a good little walk around.

very nice for my first hike.

walking
2 months ago

Well-maintained, paved, heavily travelled. Walkers, joggers, cyclists. The "real" trail is 1.3 miles. Extra unpaved trails run through the forest in the middle of the loop. These are worth walking—nobody really uses them. An enjoyable walk.

A nice stroll type trail. Simple, easy walking. Lots of people on the Sunday that I went. Most had larger sized dogs running free, but behaving themselves. Not very long or strenuous, but definitely the kind of trail most people can walk.

This is a great trail for walking, hiking or running. There is plenty of free parking and it is just off of Highway 17 N.
It is fee free and was dedicated by a great family at the request of their beautiful Daughter. She wanted to share and preserve nature for all to enjoy. We just wanted to say thank you to a wonderful and selfless family. We love Abbey Nature Preserve. Especially the beautiful bridge over the lake and all the benches along the way. We also love the swing, stone wheels and bird houses.
Traci and Mike

The best trail in and around Wilmington. It might be short but if you have a good dog, they can run and interact with other dogs and not be near roads. Mosquitoes aren't usually too bad. And the pond is nice to enjoy on both sides.

Great place for the pups to walk on or off leash, and passed many other walkers and runners. Nice and easy.

backpacking
7 months ago

nice trail