The other day I took my kids down to Trails End, a public boat launch and fishing dock at the end of Trails End Road here in Wilmington. Its just a few minutes from my own home, and a place my family loves to visit to get a good view of the water and Masonboro Island from time to time. The park's boat ramp can accomodate small boats and kayaks, and has several picnic benches for public use.