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Are you planning on visiting Raleigh, or maybe just moved here? First we here at Ammons Pittman Property Management want to say welcome. Raleigh is a beautiful place to not only visit but live. Below are some of the top activities Raleigh has to offer.

10 of the Best Outdoor Activities in Raleigh

1. If You’re Into Plants, Why Not Go to North Carolina Botanical Garden?


Location: Carolina Botanical Garden 

The North Carolina Botanical Garden offers 1,000 plus acres to explore. Here, you’ll find a collection of carnivorous plants, native plants. There’s even a water garden, herb garden, and a horticultural therapy demonstration garden. Thus, it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re into botany and would just love to discover new plants or appreciate nature even more.

2. Hike at the Lake Crabtree County Park


Location: Lake Crabtree County Park

At the Lake Crabtree County Park you can spend hours hiking, but that’s not all. You’d also have access to an open field where you can fly kites or play football with your family and friends. Best of all, you are allowed to bring your pets with you as long as they are leashed.

3. Feeling Adventurous? Then Go Zip lining at Zip Quest


Location: Zip Quest 


You’ll definitely have some fun out in nature when you go to Zip Quest. Here, you will be able to explore nature and spend some time with your family. Also, you will be able to stay fit and healthy with the other activities you can do here. You can try zip lining and the canopy tours that they offer.

4. Say Aloha to the Animals at the Aloha Safari Zoo


Location: Aloha Safari Zoo

Most of us would probably agree that there’s something special about the zoo! You get to see animals from all over the world in one place. However, at Aloha Safari Zoo, there’s more! There’s also a rescue zoo where not only are exotic creatures up for viewing, but these animals also had a second chance in life; making them more special.

5. Enjoy the Wilderness Trails at Eno River State Park


Location: Eno River State Park 

The Eno River State Park is just a few minutes away from the Chapel Hill and Durham Hillsborough. Here, you’ll be welcomed by the wilderness trails, clear river, and a stream bed that’s very rocky. The Eno River passes through the historic mill sites and there’s a rich history behind it, because this used to be a habitat for early settlers of Raleigh.

6. Spend Some Time at Raven Rock State Park, and Let Nature Refresh Your Spirit


Location: Raven Rock State Park

As you visit Raven Rock, the first feeling you’d likely have would be renewal. What makes us say that? Well, it’s because the forest here is beautiful as each year the timeless cycle of growth continues. Indeed, nature protects these plants as they compete in the stages of forest succession.

7. Have Several Hours of Relaxation at Falls Lake


Location: Falls Lake

For busy individuals nothing beats the hours of relaxation you can enjoy at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. The good thing about this place is that it’s just a few hours away from the busy city of Raleigh. In Falls Lake, you’ll be able to escape the urban life and enjoy a number of outdoor activities instead. Some of the water activities you can do here include swimming, boating, and fishing. Then on land you can enjoy walking, camping, or mountain biking. Rest assured that from environmental education to recreation, Falls Lake has something to offer everyone.

8. Have a Relaxing Experience in a Cove at Jordan Lake


Location: Jordan Lake 

How wonderful can it be to be chilling in a cove as you listen to the sounds of water rippling, or while you’re fishing. You can enjoy both of these at Jordan Lake! At Jordan Lake, you can enjoy the glistening water splashing on your face as you water ski or ride the water boat. It’s one of the most perfect getaways for the whole family, and so, it’s no wonder you can smell burgers roasting or children laughing as you unwind here.

9. Check Out the Breweries

There are more than 20 breweries in Raleigh and that’s why it’s one of the outdoor activities that you shouldn’t skip doing. You can take your own brewery tour with the Raleigh Beer Trail Map. Likewise, there are also a lot of breweries that will offer free tours!

10. Go Ape Treetop Adventure


Location: Treetop Adventure

Last, but definitely not least would be a visit to the Go Ape Treetop Adventure. They have a lot of activities that take you out of your comfort zone and leave your muscles sore. That’s why it’s perfect for those who really want to experience a unique outdoor experience in Raleigh.

There you have it. These are just some of the best outdoor activities that you can do next time you visit Raleigh! Have fun and enjoy your stay.