As it warms up, many people are yearning to get outside and have some fun at every opportunity.  One of the best places to be when enjoying a warm North Carolina day is near a lake or river, where you can cool down and relax without having to go indoors.

There are plenty of places to go boating in Greater Raleigh, including Bass Lake Park & Retreat Center in Holly Springs, William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh, and Lake Wheeler Park in Raleigh. If you don’t have a boat of your own, don’t worry. You can enjoy a boat ride through Jordan Lake Guided Pontoon Boat Tours or Triangle Boat Tours.

The Falls Lake State Recreational Area is the perfect location for swimming in Greater Raleigh. Here, you’ll find more than 12,000 acres of lake where you can go swimming, boating or fishing.  If you want to take swimming to the next level, try going scuba diving at the Fantasy Lake Scuba Park in Wake Forest.

If you’re looking to hook a few fish, then check out all of the places you can go fishing here. Or, if you’d like to look into recreational rentals such as boats, fishing gear and other equipment you can use on the water, contact one of these rental companies.