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“Fun day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Johnson Park

Lake Johnson Park
4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
919-233-2121
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Ranked #16 of 149 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Clayton, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fun day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This a great figure 8 loop, so you can do the paved lake side, the unpaved side, or both. Bathroom facilites are available at the boat house, and you can rent paddle boats and canoes. There are also picnic pavilions and grills available. Dogs are welcome. Just blocks from NC State's campus, so there are lots of joggers. Fun place! Note: parking is limited, and on the weekends it is a real problem...

Visited March 2012
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great walking/jogging/roller blading/ biking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Whatever your favorite choice of exercise, you can do it at Lake Johnson. The trail is paved and has both shade and sun on the 3+ mile trip around beautiful Lake Johnson. Pet friendly.

Visited January 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Good place to walk, jog, or take your dog out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

In the summer you can rent canoes, boats, kayaks, or paddle-boats. It's always fun to paddle around and feed the ducks and geese. The trails are paved, and there is a long wooden bridge where you will occasionally see fishermen. The trails can get a bit crowded, but it's great if you don't want to go too far from town or on too long a walk / jog. Definitely pet friendly also.

Visited March 2011
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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“This is one of the best city parks for walking outside of NYC or Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The 3 mile Lakeside Trail is very hilly and can be harder for older walkers. If so start clockwise from Park Office and turn around at the 1.5 mile marker and avoid the hills. It is a beautiful 3 mile walk.

Visited December 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Great Nature - Fantastic Views - Trails, Lake, and much more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

My family and I friends often visit Lake Johnson - it's FREE and there is so much to do. You can walk around or bike around the walkway or the lake. You can also pay a small amount and rent a paddle boat or a john boat. They also have a really nice porch area you can picnic!

Visited September 2011
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