Nature & Outdoors

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

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Visit Historic Yates Mill County Park for Tranquility & History

I have no idea why it took us 8+ years of living in Raleigh for ...
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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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3 Cool Trails at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary, NC

We did a quick search on our phone on Saturday afternoon for family-friendly nature trails ...
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Biking the Art to Heart Trail (NC Museum of Art – Downtown Raleigh)

If you love exploring different areas of Raleigh on bike rides and greenway trails, we ...
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Hiking Sal’s Branch Trail in Umstead State Park (good for all levels)

When you visit Raleigh (or live in Raleigh) and love nature trails through the forest, ...
Best fly fishing in North Carolina

Best Spots For Fly Fishing In North Carolina (+what flies to bring)

Today our blogging friend Nick from Canada is sharing his tips on where to find ...
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Why Lake Johnson Is Our Favorite Lake In Raleigh (walk, kayak, relax)

When we first moved to Raleigh in 2004 we lived right on Lake Johnson Park ...
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