Trails

A listing of all the trails and greenways I’ve explored in the Greater Raleigh area:

Reedy Creek trail
  • Jordan Lake State Park: New Hope Overlook With Fall in full swing, it’s a great time to do some hiking in Raleigh’s backyard.  Months ago we visited Jordan Lake State Park for some hiking and a picnic and with the leaves changing colors now it’d be a perfect time to go back.   Having survived Profile Trail in western NC we wanted to ...
  • House Creek Trail Grand Opening At the House Creek Trail dedication and grand opening ceremony yesterday, you really got a sense of the anticipation and excitement around this new trail.  Many guests spoke about the history of the greenway system, especially highlighting the fact that House Creek was Raleigh’s first pilot greenway trail back in the 1970s.  It was a ...
  • Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park If you’re looking for a place to go hiking in Raleigh and have exhausted your options at Umstead Park, you should definitely make your way into North Raleigh to Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park.  Being the only visitors at the park a few months ago, we visited the main office and spoke to ...
  • Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail Oh, boy!  It’s been a few weeks since I last posted about our trip to Grandfather Mountain: partly because I’ve been busy with other things, but mostly because I’m still wrapping my head around conquering the Profile Trail and Calloway Peak.  Yes, I used the word “conquered” when describing this hike. On day 2 of our ...
  • Linville Falls & Boone, NC For Memorial Day weekend we headed out to the Grandfather Mountain area on the annual Raleigh Jaycees camping trip for some cabin camping.  This was the first time we had ever been to the Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk area and we can’t wait to go back! We stayed at the Grandfather Mountain campground, which is not on the state ...
  • Hokies 3.2 Memorial Run on Crabtree Creek Trail This past weekend, we explored part of the Crabtree Creek Trail greenway with over 50 fellow RTP Hokies for our annual Hokies 3.2 Memorial Run.  Our friends Becca and Brent organized the run, which started and finished at Big Boss Brewing Co.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day for the run and such a great ...
  • Umstead Park – S & N Turkey Creek Trail Craving some exercise and needing to leave the house for a Sunday morning showing (yes, cute house for sale), we headed to Umstead Park a few weekends ago to check out S & N Turkey Creek Trails.  We figured we’d park at our regular spot in the median off Reedy Creek Road, but came to ...
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park This post originally appeared on Southwestraleigh.com where you can learn more about how to live, work, and play in the Creative District. Even though the Historic Yates Mill County Park has only been open for less than six years, Yates Mill dates back to the early 1800’s and is the only gristmill still standing in Wake ...
  • Windemere Beaver Dam Park I have had the privilege to visit several parks with my daughter and granddaughter as they have been working on their blog for the past 8 months! http://www.frontlinesms.com/2015/04/07/cheap-cialis-canada/ With the holidays, I asked if I, her sister Ginni, and Ginni’s husband, Blair, could take the baby to a nearby park for the Twelfth Day of ...
  • Under Construction: House Creek Greenway Over the last few months I’ve noticed the new paved trail near Ridgewood Shopping Center and then the new pedestrian tunnels take shape along the beltline.  All of this has led me to ask, “What is going on?”  So, on the third day of Raleigh Parks visits, we did some exploratory research into the pedestrian ...
  • Kiwanis Park & Crabtree Creek Trail A few weeks ago we headed down to Lassiter Mill Park again to access the nearby greenway via Crabtree Creek Trail for a run. Little did we know that after a mile and half into our run, we would come to Kiwanis Park. It was a nice surprise and a good break from the run, ...
  • Kaplan Drive Park This post originally appeared on southwestraleigh.com, where you can learn more about what a great place South West Raleigh is to live, work, and play. There is a small neighborhood park nestled between I-440, Kaplan Drive, and a residential area where parking is only available on the street. The tall trees try to muffle the noisy ...

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