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Umstead State Park

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Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone Number: 919-571-4170
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Activities: Running, Camping
Description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green...
Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green features a stand of 300+ year-old hardwood trees, more than 32 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, camp sites and lots more for nature lovers.
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Nice Preservation in the Research Triangle

William B. Umstead State Park in Greater Raleigh is a nice day park for the residents and visitors. There are any number of walking trails, in varying lengths. Very well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
DDStovall
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Hiawassee, Georgia
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We have for over a year came to this park to walk our dogs we park in the section where you first come in and walk them up and around through the campground the sing states restricted campers and guest NOT ONLY so we walk through there. Went the other night and might power RANGER stops us says not to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went with a group of kids and teens to hike on the trails. The trails were well marked and it was a casual hike with good views of the old forest trees and nature. The small museum was a lot of fun for the teens to go on the scavenge hunt. The staff was very friendly.

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

William B. Umstead State Park in Greater Raleigh is a nice day park for the residents and visitors. There are any number of walking trails, in varying lengths. Very well maintained, with picnic sites, water coolers in the woods, picnic pavilions with camp grilles, and convenience stations.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Drive into the woods and be surprised by the multiple trails and picnic areas. Walk down to the lake and boathouse (was closed when we were there but still a nice walk), pass by families and friends cooking out. Free, pleasant. Loads of dog walkers.

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Gravatai, RS
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There are six kind of woodpeaker. I just listened one and I saw another one. I believe the best season to go there is the middle of the spring.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

beautiful spot for hiking, running and family friendly fun including the doggies. Parking is easy, and widely accessible.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This park is great, with everything from ponds to trails. The trails range from short and easy to long and strenuous. Can get really busy on weekends when the weather is nice. I like to swing by in the afternoon on weekdays, you will have the place to yourself. I def must see and visit park in Raleigh though!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I really enjoyed my day here -- and even came back again during my week in Raleigh. It's huge! I highly recommend the sycamore trail for both leisurely hiking or trail running. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It has easy accessible by entrances from either I-40 or Highway 70. Many wonderful trails for walking, hiking and running. Family and dog friendly. Nice picnic area for fun gathering. Ample parking area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent the afternoon walking around Umstead Park, enjoying nature and the wildlife. Very serene and calming - a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the daily work life. Great for couples or families. Can't wait to return!

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