Historic Oak View Park – Hunnicut Trail

Sunday mornings in Raleigh with little ones require creativity!  The few indoor play places that are open are usually crowded so that’s when we escape to the outdoors.  One summer Sunday morning we decided to re-visit Historic Oak View Park in search of their vegetable garden and newer nature walking trails. As (bad) luck would … Read moreHistoric Oak View Park – Hunnicut Trail

Historic Oak View County Park Egg Hunt & More

About a month ago we visited Historic Oak View County Park for an Easter Egg Hunt with our Stroller Strides friends.  Lucky for the group, the weather held off until after our event and we had a great morning of eating breakfast treats, hunting eggs, feeding goats, and running around like maniacs.  Renting the Bluebird … Read moreHistoric Oak View County Park Egg Hunt & More

Historic Oak View County Park

Historic Oak View County Park is a must-see park for people of all ages located at 4028 Carya Drive in east Raleigh.  I had first visited this park several years ago when I volunteered with the Raleigh Jaycees and Wake County Animal Shelter during their Annual Mutt Strutt and was so surprised at how large … Read moreHistoric Oak View County Park

2015 Summer Bucket List Follow-up

Preschool for both girls is in full swing and the first day of Fall began last week with chilly mornings, which led me to reminisce about our summer adventures.  Even though I love schedules, cool air, and pumpkin-seasoned anything I find myself longing for more pool, beach and seafood days and having more of that carefree, energetic … Read more2015 Summer Bucket List Follow-up

2014 Fall Festivals @ Local Parks

Here’s a list of upcoming Fall Festivals happening at various parks in the Greater Raleigh area: Southeast Raleigh Community Day @ John Chavis Memorial Park – Sat., Sept 20 from noon-4pm; free event that will feature free food, health information, music, voter registration info and more 9th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration @ Historic Yates Mill Park … Read more2014 Fall Festivals @ Local Parks

Greater Raleigh Drop-in Rainy Day To Do List

With all the recent rainy and snowy weather in Raleigh I wanted to create a list of drop-in activities that I could refer to whenever I’m grasping looking for something to do with little ones in tow.  Here’s a starter list of indoor activities outside the house that are guaranteed to educate and entertain the sweet … Read moreGreater Raleigh Drop-in Rainy Day To Do List

Map of Parks

Here’s a map of the Greater Raleigh parks we’ve explored so far: View the Raleigh Parks Google Map in full screen. Abbotts Creek Park (9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC) Abbotts Creek Trail (intersection of Falls River Ave & Ashmead Ln) Anderson Point Park (20 Anderson Point Dr, Raleigh, NC) Annie Wilkerson Nature Preserve Park Baileywick Park … Read moreMap of Parks

2017 Holidays in the Parks

Even though Pullen Park’s Holiday Express has been sold out since July, there’s still plenty of other Holiday happenings in local parks. If you can’t make it to an event, explore a park soaking up Raleigh’s inevitable sunny winter days (remember Christmas Eve two years ago when it was almost 80 degrees). Grab coffee (and … Read more2017 Holidays in the Parks

2015 Holidays in the Parks

With school out for a few weeks over the holidays are you looking for some activities to keep the kids entertained?  Or do you need last minute gift ideas? Check the Leisure Ledger and gift a loved one an experience! From crafts, games, movies and nature hikes, the local parks have fun activities for all ages! … Read more2015 Holidays in the Parks

2015 First Day Hike

I gave up on making New Year’s resolutions many, many years ago so last year on New Year’s Eve, we started a new tradition of documenting our top 10 moments from the previous year.  It was a fun way to recall great memories without the disappointment of forgotten resolutions, and we plan to continue the … Read more2015 First Day Hike