The JC Raulston Arboretum, which is connected to NC State University's agricultural program, is a beautiful location in Raleigh which is open for viewing to the public. Many programs are held during the year along with areas available for weddings and other events. The nationally acclaimed gardens are extensive and house a diverse collection of regional landscape plants which are studied in an effort to discover superior plants for use in southern landscapes.
Eno River State Park in Raleigh is just minutes from town amenities. The park offers nearly 30 miles of trails along a swift, shallow stream full of people from all over to sightsee and enjoy the beautiful nature the park possesses. There is camping, canoeing, and kayaking available but all equipment must be carried in.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham has been serving local communities for more than 75 years. Duke Gardens consist of approximately 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke University. There are about 5 miles of allées, walks, and pathways throughout the gardens.
American Tobacco Trail
1749-1799 Riddle Rd, Durham, NC 27707
The American Tobacco Trail in Durham, covers more than 22 miles and can be traveled by foot, bike or horseback along scenic pathways that once supported train trestles. The trails run through other local cities in the area.
North Carolina Museum of Art Park
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
A beautiful blend of nature and art can be captured at North Carolina Museum of Art Park in Raleigh, which expands across 160 acres of fields, woodlands and creeks. Bikes and leashed dogs are welcome along the park’s scenic trails, which feature works of art ranging from a gyre to a cloud chamber. Discover picnic spots and information on art, plants, animals and more.
Triangle Skydiving Center in Louisburg is the premier skydiving destination in the Raleigh/Durham area. Whether you're gearing up for your first tandem skydive, working on earning your skydiving license, or are already licensed and just enjoying the sky, we look forward to seeing you in the blue.
Please join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:30 rain or shine. A $5.00 donation will be collected for a local charity.
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518
Venture into the family-friendly trails cloaked in Eastern Hemlock trees and other mountain plant species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Relax while listening to bird wildlife and meander through the woods to a burbling creek. Make sure to stop by the Stevens Nature Center while you're there to view interactive exhibits from North Carolina's Piedmont region.
100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, offers 1,000-plus acres to explore. The Botanical Gardens is full of native plant borders and water gardens, a carnivorous plant collection, an extensive herb garden, a fern collection, a horticultural therapy demonstration garden and much more.
The Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh allows visitors to experience American agricultural heritage, environmental resources and history through educational programs, events and exhibits. The park consists of a 174-acre wildlife refuge, an environmental research center and the last operable water-powered gristmill in Wake County.
Duke Lemur Center & Ponder Animal Antiquities
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705
The Duke Lemur Center is the world's largest and most diverse collection of lemurs (the world's most endangered group of mammals) outside of Madagascar, and it's right here in Durham. The Lemur sanctuary is more than 85 acres and offers an unforgettable experience.
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