North Wake Landfill Park

Wake County has transformed North Raleigh’s “Mount Trashmore” into its newest park. This 36-acre county park is located on a 200-acre site that, up until 2008, was the location of a landfill containing 500 million tons of trash. The trash is still there, but it’s hidden under a playground, trails and one of the highest points in Wake County. Continue reading “North Wake Landfill Park”

Joe Miller Maps NC’s Greenways

Earlier this week, Joe Miller of Get Going NC! announced that he would be starting a project to map North Carolina’s greenway system.

In my limited way, I’ve tried to piece together information to help you navigate sections of Raleigh’s greenways and find the connections between smaller sections of trail. But Joe’s not just focusing on Raleigh, he’s tackling the whole state. Armed with his GPS, he’ll be riding the trails and collecting data. If you’ve got a favorite section of trail or suggestions about data that you’d like Joe to capture, let him know.

Plan a Family Greenway Adventure!

Greenway Family Ride MapOur family has spent many fun hours riding on Raleigh greenways. Our 7-year-old son has learned a lot of biking skills (warning pedestrians before passing, avoiding dog leashes) and our 4-year-old daughter has been learning to sit on a saddle (bike seat) for long periods of time (tough work for a 4-year-old) during these rides. It’s a great way to get active and a fun way to discover some of Raleigh’s secret greenway treasures. Since most of this greenway follows Crabtree Creek, the trail is fairly flat – ideal for young riders. Continue reading “Plan a Family Greenway Adventure!”

Lower Walnut Creek Trail

This morning I decided to spend some time exploring the Lower Walnut Creek Greenway. According to the greenway map that I was using (here’s a link to the 2010 version), this stretch of trail is 4.2 miles long. Unfortunately, the trip computer on my bike stopped working, so I’m not really sure how far I rode. This trail connects with the Rocky Branch Trail, providing passage from NC State at its west end, east almost to Walnut Creek Park along the south side of Raleigh.

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