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Enjoy Fall at These Raleigh Nature Preserves

Raleigh Nature Preserves

Whether you're in the mood for a scenic hike, an educational nature walk with the family, or a front-row seat to some of the best fall foliage in North Carolina, this time of year is perfect for exploring the natural beauty of the Triangle. There are a number of great nature preserves in Raleigh and nearby communities which are ideal for outdoor adventures this fall. Our real estate agents have the details on 5 nature preserves near Raleigh where you can enjoy fall with the family.

  • Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park – 5229 Awls Haven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
    Named for a Raleigh doctor who practiced in the city for more than 50 years, Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park spans more than 150 acres and is conveniently located near properties for sale in Raleigh. This park is a great choice if you're bringing the kids along, with hands-on, educational displays created for children, free nature craft activities, free loaner equipment to help you enjoy the nature preserve, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff who are always ready to answer nature questions. There are frequent programs to be enjoyed here as well, including astronomy nights, bird watching, and nature play programs.

  • Durant Nature Preserve – 8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614
    If you want to see the fall foliage in a spectacular setting, it's tough to top the experience at Durant Nature Preserve. This 237-acre nature preserve was created around two lakes that reflect the dazzling array of fall foliage from the towering trees all around them. There are multiple hiking paths here that will take you all around the lakes, along with amenities that include a fishing pier, bird garden, butterfly garden, nature play garden, and picnic areas.

  • Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve – 2900 Horseshoe Farm Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Located near homes for sale in Wake Forest and bordered on three sides by the Neuse River, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve features rolling, undeveloped pastures, lush woodlands, and abundant wildlife. There are two short trails to explore here, with the Meadow Loop Trail weaving through the open spaces of the preserve and the River Loop Trail, which offers scenic waterfront views.

  • Walnut Creek Wetland Park – 950 Peterson St., Raleigh, NC 27610
    For wildlife watching, few destinations can top what you'll discover at Walnut Creek Wetland Park. Bird watchers will love spotting species like hummingbirds, hawks, owls, ducks, geese, great blue herons, and even the occasional bald eagle. This preserve is also home to a variety of amphibians, pollinating insects, and reptiles. Kids will love seeing mammals like deer, groundhogs, foxes, and beavers. The nature center, which is free to visit, features free activities, educational programs, and equipment to help you enjoy your visit.

  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve – 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27518
    The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is located on 140 acres around the corner from Cary homes for sale and is another ideal destination for a fall family adventure. The preserve is named for the unusually large number of Eastern Hemlock trees found here and features about three miles of scenic, easy-to-traverse trails where family members of all ages can enjoy a nature walk. While you're there, be sure to stop by the Stevens Nature Center, which features exhibits on nature and history.

Searching for a home close to your favorite nature preserves? Our team is here to help you accomplish your real estate goals. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Raleigh, NC, area.

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