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Umstead State Park

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8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
+1 919-571-4170
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Great place for casual business meetings

I love this place for all sorts of activities, but especially for casual business meetings. My... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Cary, North Carolina
via mobile
Afternoon with my Grandson

Nice place to get away and forget that you are in the city. Picnic area, playground, walking... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Thomas K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (24 reviews)
“reedy creek” (8 reviews)
8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617-7501
+1 919-571-4170
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I love this place for all sorts of activities, but especially for casual business meetings. My business partner was in town and wanted something to do while we discussed business other than sitting in a hotel bar. So I took him to Umstead park, Cary...More

2  Thank tkcary
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Nice place to get away and forget that you are in the city. Picnic area, playground, walking trails, horse trails, camping, canoe rentals in the summer, and a special area for handicap access to a beautiful view of the lake.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I love to run in Umstead since the Carolina gravel surface is so easy on my old joints. There are no cars and trucks to worry about and no stop lights. Personally, I think that there should be more parking around the park. Even the...More

1  Thank johnm22000
Reviewed 24 January 2016

this is a huge, heavily wooded park in the middle of Raleigh. they have tons of trails and are well maintained. a great place to go hiking and get lost in nature for a little bit.

Thank Drew Y
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Great place to stretch your legs, get some exercise and get in touch with nature. There is a wide variety of trail difficulties and lengths. Great place to take the kids for a short hike or go for a more grueling hike. I haven't tried...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The park is the perfect place to get out and enjoy nature. The walks aren't to stressful and the trees are amazing

Thank pemblin
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a great park in Wake County, between Raleigh and Durham right off of I-40. It has several hiking trails and fire roads for biking and horse riding.

Thank 68Chevel
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Great hiking...quiet...bald eagle (immature), American Widgeon, Bufflehead...another 20 species of birds in about 2 hours.

Thank John D
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We most often take a walk through the woods to the lake and relax there on the bench... we love watching the sunsets there... I think fall and late summers are the best, smell of woods and mushrooms after the rain... we enjoy it!

Thank HappyIrina
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Nice nature area to go for a walk, horseback trails, canoeing or just for a picnic. Nice area for the kids to play and has bathroom facilities.

Thank Thomas K
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22 February 2017|
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Response from FlyingSolo15 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of.
5 January 2017|
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Response from debbiekubiet1 | Reviewed this property |
Access the park off Glenwood Avenue (Route 70) which is the NW part of the park. There is a parking lot as well as a ranger station. Enjoy this trail as it runs along Sycamore creek.
24 October 2015|
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Response from 211DanB23 | Reviewed this property |
They have rentals. Private boats not allowed...