Colonel Francis Beatty Park
Visiting NC and this is a trail running gem. Lots of terrain, flows well, plenty of tree cover, and just plain fun. This would be spectacular in the fall and probably the spring too. Awesome playground for kids too and the lake would make for a fun picnic. No cost to enter.
The second time I went, there was a ton of wildlife. People are good there, leaving you alone and minding their own business. Excellent trails; most are gravel and wide enough for the bikes to pass you without having to step off
I visited this park first for our Lovely wedding venue.... And i visited again for enjoy the hiking and the forest with husband and dog. Beautiful paradise 15 mins from home
We went there for biking but they have place for tennis and hiking too. They have 3 options biking , green , blue and black. Green is medium , blue is harder than green and black is hardest. You ride bike between trees , over the roots , uphills and downhills, some regular ground some hard but you really enjoy there. Its fun and quiet place and more clean O2. I believe you will enjoy there
Beautiful place, arriving exactly at sunrise, or sunset makes for an even better moment. There is a place for weddings, a huge trail, multiple soccer fields. And more. Of course you can fish on the lake, or kayak. A nice place for a date, or if you just want some time alone. There is a whole lot to explore!