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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
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+1 919-233-2121
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 18:00

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3 fun hills and great bridge...

I love to run around this park. It was the first park I visited in Raleigh and for a struggling runner embracing a love/hate relationship with the sport it is the perfect place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2015
Wunrundun
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I love to run around this park. It was the first park I visited in Raleigh and for a struggling runner embracing a love/hate relationship with the sport it is the perfect place for me. The path is paved and marked at 1/4 mile intervals. If I am feeling inspired i can do one paved lap (2.8miles) and cross over... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Been using this park for the last 20 years. It has a great path, both paved and unpaved, with excellent terrain. It is also right in the middle of the city. GPS signal for Runkeeper is excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

I highly recommend you bring your fish pole, rent a boat and get out on the lake. Nice hiking trails surround. Parking is limited and can be challenging.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

What a beautiful place, tranquil is an understatement. We sat on some benches overlooking the lake and enjoyed a lovely picnic while Heron swept across the lake.

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Kodiak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

A flat ish three Mile shaded walk around the lake was a highlight for us. During the summer they rent boats. As a plus, since this is a loop hike, the bike riders are in the recreation mode, not the more aggressive commuter mode. Also the dogs were on leash, another plus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Went for a picnic lunch and some walking on the suggestion from a bartender from Aviator Brewing. It was absolutely amazing!!!! Lunch by the lake and an incredible walk with our dog was the perfect way to spend our day!!!!

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

great park, a 3.5 mile trail that you can walk, run, ride a bike. Good picnic areas and very easy to get in and out of

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Beautiful area with something for everyone. New scenery at each turn. Has so much to offer. We have been there both in summer and fall. Colors are breath taking.

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Morehead City, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

A great park to talk a walk or go fishing. If you like to walk your dog this is the park you have been looking for.

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

My wife and I went here for a walk and really enjoyed the wonderful trail system, There were people on the lake in kayaks and those are available for rent at the park main buildings. Weekends they tell me are very crowded and also early evenings. It is a three mile stroll around one part of the lake.

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