One of my inspirations for creating this blog is the adventure of finding out about parks that I’ve never visited. Today, I checked out the Brookhaven Nature Park, hidden just off Gleenwood Ave a bit west of Crabtree Valley Mall. Brookhaven is a surprisingly peaceful park that’s fairly close to some busy Raleigh thoroughfares.
Our 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!”
Durant Nature Park is a 237 acre park located in North Raleigh, just north of I540. Park resources include five miles of hiking trails (some trails are designated OK for mountain biking), 2 lakes for fishing (and canoeing using park-provided canoes in the warmer months), an open field for games/sports, a sand volley-ball court and a playground. Check out the park’s features page on the City of Raleigh site for additional info.