Outdoor Recreation Articles

Safe Haven

Safe Haven

N.C. Coastal Land Trust’s purchase of Hutaff Island forever protects the last privately owned undeveloped barrier island in North Carolina.

Life on Wheels

Life on Wheels

RV travel is booming, and Topsail-area campgrounds are ready for the guests who are flocking to their facilities.

More Than a Launch Point

More Than a Launch Point

Marsh Creek at Scotts Hill Marina is a destination for boaters with dry boat storage, a convenience store, fuel, a clubhouse and a restaurant, The Sailfish at Marsh Creek Marine.

Sharks’ Tooth Queen

Sharks’ Tooth Queen

Claudia Waltemire’s hobby of collecting sharks’ teeth on Topsail Island proves just how many teeth there are to be found.

Past Articles

A Last Sanctuary

A Last Sanctuary

Accessible only by boat, Lea-Hutaff Island offers 5,641-acres of sandy shoreline, beach dunes and tidal marsh.

A Tale of a Trail

A Tale of a Trail

Maureen McKenna’s Sunday rides to church have garnered quite a following. This is the story of Maureen and Shane, who met and began their friendship on Maureen’s 40th birthday in Long Island, New...

Surf City Explorers Club to the Rescue

Surf City Explorers Club to the Rescue

Surf City Parks Recreation and Tourism offers childcare help for busy parents this fall. Need help with your school-aged children this fall? You are not alone! Many parents are struggling to juggle...

Lines in the Sand

Lines in the Sand

A good day on the beach for me at the Topsail Beach is now spent browsing shells left by the outgoing tide.

Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

For more than 40 years, Miss Sally Martin has offered good, old-fashioned farm-life and nature experiences at Ashton Farm Summer Day Camp. For the thousands of local children who have spent a part...

Fun in the Summertime!

Fun in the Summertime!

At least that’s the plan for these Topsail-area organizations right now. Read on for information about kids’ summer camps starting in June. Summer camps are in the works at many organizations...

Your Guide to Surf City

Your Guide to Surf City

As marketing and facility rental coordinator at Surf City Welcome Center, Audrey Goyer loves showing others all the great things about her new coastal hometown. A native of Loveland, Ohio, a small...

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

We caught up with Lara Beaudoin with Topsail Tiki Tours to find out more about the unique and fun opportunities they offer! How long has Tiki Tours been in business? Owners Captain James Ross and...

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