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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: +1 919-233-2121
07:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 18:00

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Great place for a shaded walk

A flat ish three Mile shaded walk around the lake was a highlight for us. During the summer they rent boats. As a plus, since this is a loop hike, the bike riders are in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2015
Leslie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

A flat ish three Mile shaded walk around the lake was a highlight for us. During the summer they rent boats. As a plus, since this is a loop hike, the bike riders are in the recreation mode, not the more aggressive commuter mode. Also the dogs were on leash, another plus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Went for a picnic lunch and some walking on the suggestion from a bartender from Aviator Brewing. It was absolutely amazing!!!! Lunch by the lake and an incredible walk with our dog was the perfect way to spend our day!!!!

Thank Brooke A
Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

great park, a 3.5 mile trail that you can walk, run, ride a bike. Good picnic areas and very easy to get in and out of

Thank JeffSwick
Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Beautiful area with something for everyone. New scenery at each turn. Has so much to offer. We have been there both in summer and fall. Colors are breath taking.

Thank MWF F
Morehead City, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

A great park to talk a walk or go fishing. If you like to walk your dog this is the park you have been looking for.

Thank coastal4me
Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

My wife and I went here for a walk and really enjoyed the wonderful trail system, There were people on the lake in kayaks and those are available for rent at the park main buildings. Weekends they tell me are very crowded and also early evenings. It is a three mile stroll around one part of the lake.

Thank fuz13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to teach children to kayak. My son love it! The water is calm and the lake wasn't crowded. Beautiful place in the middle of urban life.

Thank Tya T
Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Lake Johnson has some great trails running around it, both paved and unpaved. The unpaved trail is comfortable if you occasionally run into other walkers/runners, but gets pretty cramped after 5pm. I recommend going during the weekday to get the park mostly to oneself. The paved trail is well maintained and clearly marked, the unpaved trail is a little harder... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

There is a long walking trail the goes around the whole lake. Picnic table are near the main entrance. It can be quite busy on the weekends, so I would recommend going during the week if possible. There are always people fishing off the bridge in the morning.

Thank PG987
Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the walk around Lake Johnson. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The walkways are paved. They are full of ups and downs and are more rigorous than just a lazy stroll. The walking bridge that goes across the lake offers stunning views. There are kayaks and paddleboats for rent at very reasonable prices. The night we were... More 

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