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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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Nice trails

I meet a friend here about once a month to walk on the trails around the lake. Some are a bit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane V
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Cary, United States
Excellent for walkers and runners

There are great spaces for walking and running here as well as easy hiking. It is very active and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John K
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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
"overlooking the lake"
in 4 reviews
"paved trail"
in 8 reviews
"walking trails"
in 11 reviews
"entire lake"
in 3 reviews
"water craft"
in 2 reviews
"several times a week"
in 2 reviews
"close to home"
in 4 reviews
"dog owners"
in 2 reviews
"short hike"
in 2 reviews
"nice trails"
in 4 reviews
"mile loop"
in 3 reviews
"picnic pavilions"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I meet a friend here about once a month to walk on the trails around the lake. Some are a bit hilly. One trail is paved, another is more dirt or groomed trails.

Thank Diane V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are great spaces for walking and running here as well as easy hiking. It is very active and a beautiful venue. You would be remiss not to share in the experience. btw, they have kayak rentals if this is your thing.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Lake,Johnson park is a well used area for hikers, bikers and kayakers, many of whi, are NCSU students who live in the nearby housing. Nice trails and boardwalks.

Thank gatortunor
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

There are walking trails that surround the lake and park. Not a lot of parking available in the main lot but there is another across the lake. Boats are available for rent and many activities happening in the visitor center.

Thank Ben G
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

It is perfect for grabbing a rental kayak or running the trails or just sitting. They even do weddings there too!

Thank boostedjumper
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Good place for a nice hike. Two trails and both are bit ambititous for more than the average person just looking to stroll. First day we did the one side with the paved trail. The start was very steep but half way through it flattens...More

Thank kes1639
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This park is a gem in the Raleigh area! The hiking trails are lovely and not overly challenging for those of us who are athletically challenged. A great place for families.

Thank L9594CEtammyg
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Lake Johnson has beautiful trails and $5 boat rentals (when in season). It is a great afternoon activity.

Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

There is limited parking for handicapped individuals. We weren't able to get close enough to enjoy the park.

Thank Vanessa W
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

this place has great trails to walk, run, or ride your bike, it has some rough trails that the bikes cannot access. You can rent kayaks, canoes from here and you can paddle around the lake, we have done this several times and it's quite...More

Thank EcoTraveler13
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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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