Enjoying Spring in the Triangle: The Best Parks in Cary

Spring is here and the weather is beautiful! With sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, now is the perfect time to get outside and start exploring the Triangle. And if you live in Cary, you’re in luck—there are tons of great parks all around town. Here are some of our favorite Cary parks.

Lake Crabtree County Park

paddling on lake crabtree one of the best parks in caryWith over 215 acres along a 520-acre lake, Crabtree Park is an amazing place to enjoy natural scenery, beautiful weather, and plenty of active and passive recreation. Miles of trails welcome hikers and bikers. And the lake is ideal for fishing, paddling, sailing, and paddleboarding—launch your own or rent on site.

Bond Metropark

biking in bond metropark, one of the best parks in caryThere’s always something happening at Bond Metropark—paddling, hiking and biking, ropes courses, concerts and events, and more. You can rent a paddle boat or grab a snack at the boathouse, challenge yourself on the ropes course, catch a show at Sertoma Amphitheatre, play sports, or even take a class at the Community Center.

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

hiking at hemlock bluffs nature preserve, one of the best parks in caryEscape to blissful tranquility in the heart of big-city living in beautiful Hemlock Bluffs. Miles of nature trails wind through Eastern Hemlock trees and traverse streams onto scenic overlooks. At the Stevens Nature Center, you can find interactive educational nature exhibits and programs for all ages.

Annie Jones Park

playing basketball at annie jones park, one of the best parks in caryIdeal for activity, Jones Park is home to lots of athletic amenities, like tennis and basketball course, baseball and softball fields, a playground, picnic areas, and even a trailhead to the popular Annie Jones Greenway.

Downtown Park

playing chess at downtown cary parkIn the heart of Downtown Cary, Downtown Park is a new gathering spot designed for enhancing downtown fun. There’s open green space and an elegant lighted fountain, benches, tables, and chairs, public art, and plenty of games, like bocce, table tennis, football, and chess!

Jack Smith Park

cary dog parksAt Jack Smith Park, you can enjoy all the regular features of a park, like fields and courts, playgrounds and picnic areas, plus plenty of bonuses—like a Dog Park, a climbing boulder, public art, and scenic greenway trails.

New Hope Church Trailhead Park

trailhead to the american tobacco trailLess of a park and more of a starting point, New Hope Church Trailhead Park features parking, restrooms, and trail access to the American Tobacco Trail, a 22-mile multi-use trail spanning from Holly Springs to Durham.

Reedy Creek Greenway

ready to run at one of the best parks in caryAnother trailhead access park, Reedy Creek is home to the trailhead of the 7-mile Black Creek Greenway. It also provides access to the East Coast Greenway, which in turn connects to the White Oak Creek Greenway, the American Tobacco Trail, Lake Crabtree Park, Umstead State Park, and Wake County mountain bike trails.

Ready to Get Outside in Cary, NC?

If you’re thinking of relocating to Cary, then it’s time to contact Carla Freund Realty. As your guides to real estate and lifestyle throughout the Triangle, we’re here to help you explore the area, discover its lovely neighborhoods, learn more about buying a home in Cary, and find the perfect house in just the right location.

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