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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 simply to sit on the porch of the boat house and read a book. In good weather boot rentals are possible. The trials are good for both running and walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to walk or simply to sit on the porch of the boat house and read a book. In good weather boot rentals are possible. The trials are good for both running and walking. Fishing is allowed from the bridge and people actually catch fish.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Went trail running around Johnson Lake. Enjoyed my run: the trail was scenic and the asphalt path was well maintained. The section of path that is closest to the Beltline has steep inclines and declines so be careful when biking. I went running on a warm winter day and would like to come back in summer when the park is... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Went to the park for a small wedding. Has nice walkways & small one over lake. Also, had buildings to do things in, & a small pier with an extended and widened end for people or to get on boats. Was good for pictures with lake behind. Fall colors of trees were great too. Close to Raleigh or Cary, alot... More 

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We frequent Lake Johnson often to walk the almost 4 mile paved walking trails. Great for walking, running and biking. Bring your fur babies with you as they will thoroughly enjoy this trek. The trail travels around the lake and has a great boat house with boat rentals and offers a great fishing spot off the shores or the bridge.... More 

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I love to run around this park. It was the first park I visited in Raleigh and for a struggling runner embracing a love/hate relationship with the sport it is the perfect place for me. The path is paved and marked at 1/4 mile intervals. If I am feeling inspired i can do one paved lap (2.8miles) and cross over... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Been using this park for the last 20 years. It has a great path, both paved and unpaved, with excellent terrain. It is also right in the middle of the city. GPS signal for Runkeeper is excellent.

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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I highly recommend you bring your fish pole, rent a boat and get out on the lake. Nice hiking trails surround. Parking is limited and can be challenging.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

What a beautiful place, tranquil is an understatement. We sat on some benches overlooking the lake and enjoyed a lovely picnic while Heron swept across the lake.

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Kodiak
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A flat ish three Mile shaded walk around the lake was a highlight for us. During the summer they rent boats. As a plus, since this is a loop hike, the bike riders are in the recreation mode, not the more aggressive commuter mode. Also the dogs were on leash, another plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Went for a picnic lunch and some walking on the suggestion from a bartender from Aviator Brewing. It was absolutely amazing!!!! Lunch by the lake and an incredible walk with our dog was the perfect way to spend our day!!!!

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