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“Great nature park”
Review of Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park
Ranked #6 of 150 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.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great nature park”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Great nature paths, beautiful lake and picnic areas

Visited April 2011
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Raleigh
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“Great for picnics”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We love to go to Umstead (off Hwy. 70) with a packed picnic lunch. There are always great tables & grills available. We also enjoy taking a walk on the many trails. Well maintained...safe...beautiful!

Visited November 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
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“Great Escape”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I loved hiking through Umstead. You would never know that the capital building is less than 15 miles away. Umstead provides much needed peace and tranquility in this busy growing city.

Visited June 2011
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Raleigh, nc
Level 5 Contributor
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“Great place for a picnic, hike or bike ride”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

Love to go to Umstead with our mountain bikes for a ride. Can get congested with families strung across the road 3-5 wide or stopped with their bikes in the path. Avoid peak weekend times due to the reasons above.
Beautiful nature park with picnic tables, hiking trails and nearby Crabtree Lake.

Visited March 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Getting Into Nature”
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.

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Thank Kathy K
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