Sports & Outdoors Activities in Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C.’s reputation is on the rise for outdoor activities and action sports in a capital-city setting (Men's Health magazine recently named Raleigh the third sportiest city in America). With a wide variety of ways to get out and get active—ranging from hiking trails to golf courses to hidden kayaking spots, it won’t be hard to find a way to keep busy!

The area has a strong list of action sports opps, whether you’re looking to skate, bike or ride. Check out the skate parks, go-kart tracks, speedways and much more! Participate in other sports by visiting sports facilities, including batting cages, rock walls, tennis parks, ice rinks and aquatic centers, take part in horseback riding or take a swing at one of Raleigh’s many golf courses.

Visit one of the numerous local parks and lakes for a day of boating or just relaxing, and see for yourself the beauty of the area’s natural environment. Check out two state parks for even more recreational activities, plus hike or bike some of the area's 180 total miles of greenway trails.

Dog owners can play at several dog parks throughout Raleigh, while those with a green thumb can explore the beautiful flowered gardens for fresh ideas.

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