Nature & Outdoors

Raleigh is a great city for nature and outdoor adventures with plenty of lakes, greenway trails, parks, gardens, playgrounds and more!

Hiking the EASY Pott’s Branch Trail, Umstead State Park

Now the weather is warmer and the trees are in full lush, we're on a ...
Loblolly Trail, Umstead State Park, Raleigh

Hiking the Loblolly Trail (plus a loop) in Umstead State Park

You know how sometimes you just scratch your head and wonder how on earth you ...
The Sycamore Trail, Umstead State Park, Raleigh

Hiking the 7 Mile Sycamore Trail: Umstead State Park, Raleigh

We love that William B Umstead State Park is only a 15-minute drive from downtown ...
Duke Gardens, Durham

A Guide to Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham (30 minutes from Raleigh) 

We recently spent a few hours on a beautiful spring day walking through the gorgeous ...
Pullen Park, Raleigh

17 Wonderful Parks in Raleigh, NC, to get to know Raleigh

We are lucky to have many excellent parks in Raleigh, and a great way to ...
Bond Park, Cary, NC

Don’t Miss the 2-Mile Lake Walk at Bond Park, Cary

I’ve said it many times, one of our favorite things about living in the Raleigh ...
Lake Raleigh, North Carolina

Lake Raleigh: A Hidden Gem

Talk about a hidden gem. It took us 6 years of living in Raleigh before ...
Lake Lynn Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina

A Must Do For Nature Lovers: Lake Lynn Trail in North Raleigh

If you're looking for some solitude and to stretch your legs on one of the ...
Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh

Visit Historic Yates Mill County Park for Tranquility & History

I have no idea why it took us 8+ years of living in Raleigh for ...

Don’t Miss The Shelley Lake Park Loop Trail

One of the reasons we love living in Raleigh is having access to so many ...
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