Looking to sport those new hiking boots and experience an outdoor adventure this summer? Happily, there are plenty of hiking trails for both beginners and experts in the Cary area. Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids, hike and play sports, or find a Fido-friendly park, there are a number of options to keep your whole family entertained. Get ready to explore the trails, visit unique places, and enjoy new experiences.
With a kid-friendly nature center and information posts along the different trails, your family can work in a quick hike or spend an entire afternoon at the park. This park is located on 140 acres and serves as a natural wildlife habit and preserve for Eastern Hemlock trees. There are over two miles of trails available and the Stevens Nature Center offers nature education programs to all ages on almost every day of the year. Many amenities are available to visitors including boardwalks, an education center, and a gift shop.
North Cary Park
If you’re in the mood to hike and play sports, one of the town’s most popular parks features a wide variety of activities. Test your skills on the park’s unique climbing boulder, dust off your athletic skills on the volleyball or basketball courts, or take a stroll down the park’s trails. If you need a rest to recover from all the activity, enjoy the playground or sit down for a picnic. Located at 1100 Norwell Road, the park is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset.
Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Looking for a doggy water fountain? Whether you have a mastiff or a chihuahua, this is one park you won’t want to miss. Located on 310 acres in the heart of the metro, this park features a lake, trails, and a boathouse. Enjoy picnics, play ball on the athletic fields, walk along the trails, or play on the Lazy Daze Playground. In the summer months, the park usually hosts live music, which is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night by the lake with family and friends. The park is open from 7:30 a.m. to sunset daily.
Black Creek Greenway
To experience an idyllic paradise without leaving the confines of Cary, head on over to the Black Creek Greenway. This is one of the town’s most popular areas, as it stretches for 7.1 miles and connects to other green spaces. The trail is paved in 10-foot-wide asphalt, and it can be used for running, biking, dog walking, and more. Hop onto the trail at five different trailheads along the way if you don’t feel like doing all 7.1 miles.
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