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Raleigh, North Carolina Parks & Recreation Guide

 

Raleigh is a great place to visit if you love the nightlife, but it also has plenty to offer lovers of the great outdoors. Let Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas show you a few of the best parks and recreational sites in Raleigh.

William B. Umstead State Park

Nestled between Raleigh, Durham, and the Research Triangle Park, William B. Umstead State Park is a peaceful sanctuary that nature-lovers will adore. Rediscover the wonders of nature with a horseback ride through the pines. Let your worries melt away, rod and reel in hand. Forget the workaday blues with a hike through the forest. This tranquil refuge has over 5,000 acres for you to explore.

Pullen Park

At Pullen Park, children of all ages ride a fully restored carousel from the early 1900s. Rail-fans young and old will love taking a spin on the miniature train. There’s also several playgrounds, picnic shelters, and paddle boats. Pullen Park is one of the best spots in Raleigh to enjoy a fun afternoon with the family.

Shelley Lake Sertoma Park

This 53-acre green space is a favorite among joggers and walkers. Its trail has workout stations to help fitness enthusiasts get the most from their fitness routines. It also boasts a placid, beautiful lake; quiet, forested areas; a playground; and a host of native critters.