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Greenfield Park

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Beautiful lake and walking trail

First time at the lake/park. I mainly stuck to the trail along the lake and didn't pay too much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whitsett, NC
A City Jewel

Greenfield Park/Lake sits only a 1/2 mile off the Cape Fear River and the stream creating the lake... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Mark G
Catonsville, Maryland
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421 South Burnett Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28402
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at the lake/park. I mainly stuck to the trail along the lake and didn't pay too much attention to the park details but I did see a playground and a bike park/jump for trickriding. I enjoyed the peacefulness of the walking trail and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank iteach3sjb
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We visited 11/1 at mid day only to find all bathrooms locked and boat houses closed - No mention of a closure on their website. No big deal as we were there for the 4+ mile hiking loop. After maybe a quarter mile the trail...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Greenfield Park/Lake sits only a 1/2 mile off the Cape Fear River and the stream creating the lake was dammed up as early as the 1730's to aid in rice production. By the 1800's there were various mills located here and in 1912 it was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beautiful park. Unfortunately, unless I missed it, the trail around the park is actually the sidewalks of the streets around the park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Leila A
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Two of us brought our own kayaks and found an easy boat launch. Third person rented there. She was a beginner and had a great time. The sights and sounds were awesome: egrets, turtles, alligators. Pausing at the back of the amphitheater we were also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandkuhler
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This place is a Wilmington jewel. If you are in town check Greenfield lake website and get tickets for whatever is playing. The venue is small so there is not a bad seat in the house. Movement, once you are inside, is easy, bathrooms clean,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank surfgrind
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We had a good walk on a Sunday-afternoon... Quiet, fun, we saw some alligators (and a lot of turtles!!)... Good time to just enjoy being together and look at nature. It was very hot that day, but under the trees it was good walking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We went right after it had rained, so the park wasn't very busy. There are several places to sit for a picnic. The bathrooms are well maintained, although the soap was out in the women's bathroom that particular day. Otherwise, a wonderful place to stop.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MFulgham
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Greenfield Park has been around for a long, long time. It is quite lovely. The paved path circumnavigates the park -- it is a long walk! Rent a peddle boat and cruise the lake. Alligators and birds and turtles. All so beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jill_WilmNC
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Park is fantastic. Interesting layout and beautiful flowers. Pleasant to walk and enjoy. Also good place to relax and picnic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Judith M
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Janice G
March 5, 2017|
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Response from LJLSeminars | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is a very pleasant lake to walk around.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from mountainmom2015 | Reviewed this property |
My experience is that you can see from the general admission seats. That is the way we always go. It's an small amphitheater so you car close no matter where you sit. Get there early for best seats. We bring a picnic to... More
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Green Valley AZ
Milwaukee motel near Greenfield Park ? (6 Replies)
Attending a wedding in Milw Sept 1.... any suggestions on a motel, hopefully near Greenfield Park, that is clean, comfortable and hopefully not toooo pricey ?!?!
July 08, 2007|
Response fromprzyk|
I am not sure of the quality, but there are a couple of Days Inn motels that are closest to Greenfield Park. The Days Inn West Allis at 1673 S 108th street is only a few blocks away and the Days Inn at 118 W Bluemound Rd would only be about mile away. There is a local motel called 40 Winks 10107 W Bluemound, 414-774-2800 or www.fortywinksinn.com. There are several options in the suburb of Brookfield, including a Sheraton and a Midway Motor Lodge among others. You could also look at...More
Melbourne, Australia
Stay at Dearborn or Detroit, city? (8 Replies)
Hi ! I've long wanted to see Greenfield Park and Ford Museum and am considering taking the plunge on our forthcoming trip to US from Australia. Our trip is basically to Boston and New York but I think I have convinced my husband that this 'detour' will be a great one. Question is: do we stay in Detroit or in Dearborn. Plan to arrive in Detroit late on 15 April and start our journey back to Australia from Detroit on 18 April. Dates still flexible. Thoughts? Oh! That is Easter. Better check...More
March 23, 2017|
Response fromtylerarb|
If your principal interest is to visit the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, I think it would be more convenient to stay in Dearborn. There are several good hotels in Dearborn and one should meet your needs and budget. The closest hotel to the Museum is the Dearborn Inn (walking distance), but others are within a 5-7 minute drive. If you want to visit downtown Detroit from Dearborn, it is only 15-20 minutes away by car. The Museum and Village are open seven days a week, 09:30 until...More