You have to go. The best ever for little ones. The train, Sand area. So much fun.
If you have some leisure time, must go to this park for walking and other activities.
Its close to most of the residential areas in Raleigh/Cary/Morrisville/Durham. Lots of hiking and biking trails. Couple of lakes with boating/fishing possibilities.
I've been to the park many times and always enjoy the hikes I take. Milage from the US70 entrance ranges from 2-6 miles with little elevation changes. There aren't any breathtaking views, but it's a very nice, wooded area to walk within the city. If you live in Raleigh and looking to get outside for a little hiking this is... More
We love walking around in the woods. Umstead has many nice trails varying in lengths. The picnic areas are well kept and pleasant. There are restroom facilities. It's a huge park in the middle of Raleigh's sprawl but it feels like a get-away.
Absolutely beautiful scenery! I have hiked and fished here before. My friend and I caught several 1-2 pound small mouth bass of the lake banks. This park is at its best in spring and fall. Always clean!
William B. Umstead State Park is an urban oasis, a state park nestled in between Raleigh, Cary, and RDU airport. With more than 20 miles of trails, Umstead is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. From the Crabtree Creek entrance off Glenwood Avenue (US-70), there is the visitor center, the boat house, picnic areas,... More
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