Parks & Lakes in Raleigh, N.C.

The great outdoors are still great.

That statement rings true in the Raleigh area more than ever right now as the area's parks, greenways, lakes, favorite hammock spots and other outdoor spaces have been a welcome escape from homes, office buildings, cars and crowds this year.

Long known as a “city in a park,” Raleigh, N.C., continues to impress visitors with its lush environment and many offerings for outdoor recreation—more than 10,000 acres of parkland offer up kayaking gems, biking routes, running trails and wide open spaces to explore.

Wish You Were Here

Raleigh, N.C.'s welcome mat is always out for you.
See more safe dining and things to do, plus local travel safety info, here.

Rest assured that you can travel confidently to Raleigh, N.C., right now. To start exploring, browse through the below listings of area parks, or visit this page to find out what's open and what safety practices are in place (in our parks and beyond!).

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