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Umstead State Park

Address: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone Number: 919-571-4170
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Ranked #10 of 148 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running, Camping
Owner description: Sandwiched between downtown Raleigh and the airport, this oasis of green features a stand of 300...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running, Camping
Owner description: 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great place to spend the Spring and very close to the city. I always go there to hang out people are very friendly

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Cary, NC
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You can do everything from bike miles to hike miles or have a picnic here. I was really impressed that a park with this diversity exists right in the middle of Raleigh. Well worth a trip for your many outdoor interests. I believe there is fishing, hiking, horse trails, bike trails, roads, hiking, etc.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I can't believe how close this place is to the city. There's an entrance to the park on Glenwood, that's how close it is. We recently went here to take some pictures and hike. It was a lovely fall day and the water was beautiful. I definitely recommend to those who live in the city, but need the wilderness after... More 

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Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We took a wrong turn and ended up at B. Umstead park. It was so pretty, that we decided to take a walk down one of trails. Very nice. I hope to come back when I have more time to explore.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a fantastic place to spend time with loved ones, go camping, take a hike, or ride horses. I made a great video, describing the area with branches that hung as I called it "swinging from a tree like Tarzan and Jane." There is a special peace as you drive, walk or travel through this wonderful park. it is... More 

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Raleigh
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Umstead has the best running trails in Raleigh! There's plenty of trails for long distance runners, and a few hills to have a good time on.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Umstead is a great escape in the center of the triangle. In the fall the leaf covered trails can be difficult for little ones to navigate, but otherwise I have walked and ran these trails for years now. Love having it so close.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I did a two mile hike here around the lake. Foliage was fantastic and it was extremely peaceful, broken only be the occasional airliner coming or going from RDU.

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Truckee, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I come every year for the Umstead 100 mile run in April and I really love this park. Even after running 100 miles it is a special place. If you have a chance make this a destination for a little hike, bike, run or walk while in Raleigh. It is beautiful and safe.

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