While the official start to spring is not until Monday, I am considering it in full bloom after the recent weeks of wonderfully charming weather. I am especially looking forward to tomorrow’s Triangle high of 78 degrees and sunny.
And to celebrate the warm sunshine’s much needed arrival, I am going hiking.
There are many options for hiking from serious mountain-terrain-type hiking to casual strollers (and those in strollers or other wheeled-type transportation.
For those who are seeking a more casual hiking approach, the Triangle area offers many Greenways for your pleasure. A greenway is a natural corridor that helps protect streams, water and air quality by keeping development away from sensitive natural areas, such as streams. The Triangle Greenway Council has an excellent site for reference to the area greenways.
Anyone looking for a more rugged (loose term) outdoor experience, definitely check out the area's state parks. I have enjoyed hikes at both William B. Umstead State Park(Raleigh) and Eno River State Park(Durham).
In addition to the state parks, definitely check out Falls Lake Trail part of the Falls Lake State Recreation Area. It boasts a 23-mile trail which is part of the Mountains To the Sea Trail(a/k/a the ultimate North Carolina hike).There are so many places to hike around the Triangle so this post is definitely not exhaustive. I'll be heading to Umstead tomorrow for a short hike. Comment below with your favorite hiking destination in the Triangle.