Lake Johnson is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

1. Lake Johnson

Lake · Southwest Raleigh · 4601 Avent Ferry Rd (at Lake Dam Rd), Raleigh, NC

@ExploreRaleigh@ExploreRaleigh: Best recreational park in all of Raleigh. Hike the unpaved side. It's beautiful!

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

2. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Nature Preserve · 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd (Penny Rd., Tryon Rd.), Cary, NC

@ExploreRaleigh@ExploreRaleigh: Really nice place for a short hike. Make sure your read the signs to find out what is so special about this place.

William B. Umstead State Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

3. William B. Umstead State Park

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Park · 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

@ExploreRaleigh@ExploreRaleigh: Explore both sides of the park. There are 2 entrances. One off 40 & one off 70.

Raleigh Rose Garden is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

4. Raleigh Rose Garden

Garden · 2700 Everett Ave (at Gardner St), Raleigh, NC

@ExploreRaleigh@ExploreRaleigh: It's best in the morning for some reason. :)

Historic Yates Mill County Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

5. Historic Yates Mill County Park

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Park · Southwest Raleigh · 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd (at Penny Rd), Raleigh, NC

@ExploreRaleigh@ExploreRaleigh: Awesome little park to walk around. The mill is beautiful! Great way to spend an hour getting to know that special someone a bit better. Even if you've known them for years!

Fred G. Bond Metro Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

6. Fred G. Bond Metro Park

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Park · 801 High House Rd (at SW Cary Pkwy), Cary, NC
Fred Fletcher Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

7. Fred Fletcher Park

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Park · 802 Clay St (at St Mary St), Raleigh, NC
Lake Crabtree County Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

8. Lake Crabtree County Park

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Park · 1400 Aviation Pkwy (at Gateway Centre Blvd), Morrisville, NC
Museum Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

9. Museum Park

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Sculpture Garden · Northwest Raleigh · 2110 Blue Ridge Rd (in North Carolina Museum of Art), Raleigh, NC
Historic Yates Mill County Park is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

10. Historic Yates Mill County Park

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Park · Southwest Raleigh · 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd (at Penny Rd), Raleigh, NC
Schenck Memorial Forest is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

11. Schenck Memorial Forest

Forest · Northwest Raleigh · Raleigh, NC
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

12. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Other Great Outdoors · 280 State Park Rd (at US Hwy 64), Apex, NC
JC Raulston Arboretum is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

13. JC Raulston Arboretum

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Garden · Southwest Raleigh · 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC
Moore Square is one of Raleigh's Best Parks, Greenways & Gardens.

14. Moore Square

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Park · Central Raleigh · S Blount St (at E Martin St), Raleigh, NC