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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: 919-233-2121
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A Great Place to Walk or Jog or Kayak

My wife and I went here for a walk and really enjoyed the wonderful trail system, There were people on the lake in kayaks and those are available for rent at the park main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I went here for a walk and really enjoyed the wonderful trail system, There were people on the lake in kayaks and those are available for rent at the park main buildings. Weekends they tell me are very crowded and also early evenings. It is a three mile stroll around one part of the lake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to teach children to kayak. My son love it! The water is calm and the lake wasn't crowded. Beautiful place in the middle of urban life.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lake Johnson has some great trails running around it, both paved and unpaved. The unpaved trail is comfortable if you occasionally run into other walkers/runners, but gets pretty cramped after 5pm. I recommend going during the weekday to get the park mostly to oneself. The paved trail is well maintained and clearly marked, the unpaved trail is a little harder... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

There is a long walking trail the goes around the whole lake. Picnic table are near the main entrance. It can be quite busy on the weekends, so I would recommend going during the week if possible. There are always people fishing off the bridge in the morning.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We really enjoyed the walk around Lake Johnson. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The walkways are paved. They are full of ups and downs and are more rigorous than just a lazy stroll. The walking bridge that goes across the lake offers stunning views. There are kayaks and paddleboats for rent at very reasonable prices. The night we were... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wow, such a beautiful and serene lake. We came here on the 4th of July and just enjoyed nature's beauty. The lake wasn't as crowded as the previous park we went to earlier in the day. We were planning on renting a canoe for $5 per hour but they were all out. They did have a wait list but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There are not many things I can convince my 12 year old daughter to particapte in that does not include her bringing along the iphone, however isoaked my iphone is not a cool, so it stayed in the car. The lake at the park is large enough that a 5.00 hour rental of the kayak will not become boring 20... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Trails, serene, walking/jogging, biking, boats/kayaks/canoes, sitting areas, and cooking areas! This place seems to have it all! If you want to keep going to the same park there are ways to make every visit different in its own way. But I must warn you to be careful around the bridge. There are always loads of people fishing (they claim they... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lake Johnson has two trails and two lakes separated by a road that runs between them. One of the trails is concrete and more friendly than the other one, which is leaves and in the woods. Both trails have a beautiful scene of the lake, though!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one place that I visit at least weekly - using the well-maintained paths to run/walk for exercise. The lake is gorgeous, as is the canopy of trees that runs around the entire lake. A great place to commune with nature!

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