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table of contents
tocspace.gif (49 bytes)Interstates and Highways
tocspace.gif (49 bytes)Streets and Byways
The Intracoastal Waterway
Bike Paths
Area Transportation
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Long-Distance Bus Lines
Air Charters, Rentals, Leasing
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Getting Around

spacer.gif (818 bytes)Cape Fear is the southernmost cape of three along the North Carolina Coast. The "greater" Cape Fear area consists of four oceanfront counties. New Hanover, which embraces the city of Wilmington, is the state's smallest county geographically and among the state's wealthiest. It is a triangular area bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Cape Fear River on the west, and Pender County to the north (the county line there being the Northeast Cape Fear River). Pender County includes Figure Eight Island and the southern half of Topsail Island. The northern half of Topsail is in Onslow County. On the west side of the Cape Fear River and south to the state line lies Brunswick County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.

To orient yourself to Wilmington and the immediate area, grab a copy of the guide map published by the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, (910) 341-4030 or (800) 222-4757. It's a great downtown street map and is available free at the Visitors Information Center at the Old Courthouse in Wilmington, 24 N. 3rd Street, as well as at many hotels and from the Chamber of Commerce, 1 Estell Lee Place, (910) 762-2611.