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“Good place to walk, jog, or take your dog out”
Review of Lake Johnson Park

Lake Johnson Park
Ranked #14 of 150 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Good place to walk, jog, or take your dog out”
Reviewed December 26, 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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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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“This is one of the best city parks for walking outside of NYC or Chicago”
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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268 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Great Nature - Fantastic Views - Trails, Lake, and much more!”
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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Cary, NC
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129 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 740 helpful votes
“Great family location”
Reviewed November 23, 2011

A great place for renting kayaks, sunfish sailboats, paddle boats, and small motor boats. Nice employees, eager to help. Great walking trails as well! Has snacks, drinks, novelties for sale at the counter. Vending machine with fishing supplies and worms! Great rocking chairs to enjoy a view of the lake. Additional parking is at the high school across the street.

Visited November 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice board walk, lots of goose, nice walk, Nice and Cheap food”
Reviewed October 17, 2011

The board walk across the lake is nice, lots of birds to keep kids occupied, inexpensive refreshments, nice staffs....can go there few times to relax.

Visited September 2011
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