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“Getting Into Nature”
Review of Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park
Ranked #6 of 155 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed March 13, 2012

Miles of wonderful hiking trails in this beautiful park. Entrance from either Cary (North Harrison) or Raleigh (Glenwood Ave.) side of the park. Hiking, horse back riding, canoe rentals, picknic shelters ~ this park has it all.

Thank Kathy K
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Great place to enjoy nature and exercise. I mostly run, trail run, or hike there, but some of the trails are for biking and horseback riding as well. Tons of space to get out in the woods.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

This a local treasure, with lots of trails for hiking and biking. Online maps are available, and you can also hook up online with local hiking groups to learn more. Get up, get out, and move!

1  Thank yellowrider221
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Umstead is great because you get transported to a forestland in the middle of the Raleigh-Durham jungle of development. Pull off Highway 70 and within a mile your blood pressure drops and the delight heightens. Sometimes just siting in the parking lot is a satisfying break in a hectic day. Treat yourself however and make time to hike in Umstead and really enjoy the forest trails and stroll to the lake.

Thank DeeDeeNC070
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

Umstead is a peaceful place. Plenty of people go there, but there is room for everyone. Camping is available, hiking, horseback riding (bring yours), bicycling, and dog a child friendly. Sometimes the drive in is a little crowded with large groups on the road, so be cautious. Very near the airport and the city, but you'd never know it when you are there.

1  Thank bambooger
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