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Lake Johnson Park

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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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A good hilly workout

their parking lot is small, but there is overflow parking just down the road from the main... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
NCTraveler27616
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Back to Nature

Great to take a break from busy city life and relax walking trails around the large scenic lake... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
meche15655
,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
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"boat rentals"
in 11 reviews
"rocking chairs"
in 8 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 10 reviews
"paved trail"
in 8 reviews
"walking trails"
in 11 reviews
"water craft"
in 2 reviews
"deck overlooking the lake"
in 2 reviews
"several times a week"
in 2 reviews
"close to home"
in 4 reviews
"short hike"
in 2 reviews
"dog owners"
in 2 reviews
"great trails"
in 6 reviews
"picnic pavilions"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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"fun activity"
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"snack bar"
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

their parking lot is small, but there is overflow parking just down the road from the main entrance. the paved walking paths could use some upkeep, but overall, a nice family park.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great to take a break from busy city life and relax walking trails around the large scenic lake. All trails are easily marked and paved. They also have rental canoes and pedal boats. Very short drive from Cary.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

A beautiful and quiet place. Great trails to walk or run around the lake. most of them are in the shade and easy to navigate. there is also an option to rent a boat. Restrooms are available.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had some out of town company which included a special needs adult and needed a fun activity. This fit the bill perfectly. The price is very family friendly at $6 per hour and each boat holds 4 people. They provide life jackets and you are...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice and shaded, it is a great place to go for a walk and it is easy to access. The landscape is beautiful and it feel really peaceful

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We came from Georgia on our vacation and picked this park. It had it all. We went early to do our walk first. It was very shaded and that helped so much with the heat. Coming from flat land it was a good work out...More

Thank Cindy K
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just paddled here last weekend. Great lake so close to home. Caught a nice size bass a couple years ago, but no such luck last week. Next time! Still had a great time. It was a beautiful day, lots of activity on the lake with...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Beautiful paved trails at just the right distance (3.5 miles, a very doable run/walk for many). Trails are always in excellent condition, and upgrades are being made as needed. My only drawback is the lack of security felt at this park. I have never seen...More

1  Thank Narruca
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I like to job around this lake in the morning. I've seen parents jogging with their kid in a stroller, joggers with pups and group joggers.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our grandkids like the play areas and being able to see the ducks and such. Great picnic areas, walking paths, boats and paddle boats to rent, nice porch/deck to sit on and/or grab a rocking chair. Even on hot days, there is always a shady...More

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Donna R
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
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BunnyNYMANC
2 July 2015|
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Response from AMillionTravelTales | Reviewed this property |
No Not really. Its not that steep a hike. Can be easily done by both young and old alike.
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