Raleigh

Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.
Kids Raleigh: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Raleigh Kids
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Bass Lake Park

Bass Lake Park is home to many species of native plants and animals which can be viewed along our be ...

900 Bass Lake Road, Holly Springs, NC, 27540
Blue Diamond Gemstone Panning

The triangles original gemstone panning facility, locally owned and operated for over 30 years. P ...

1823 NC HWY 55 West, Cary, NC, 27519
Blue Jay Point County Park

Blue Jay Point County Park is a 236-acre park located on the shores of Falls Lake in northern Wake C ...

3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh, NC, 27614
Brookhaven Nature Park

Come out and enjoy the natural areas that this park has to offer. This space provides a great locati ...

5125 Berkeley Street, Raleigh, NC, 27612
Camden Street Learning Garden

The Camden Street learning garden is more than a green space in the middle of a city. It's where ki ...

315 Camden Street, Raleigh, NC, 27601
Crabtree Creek Nature Park

The Crabtree Creek Nature Park is a 37-acre wooded and wetland park site. Currently, a large multi-p ...

151 Keybridge Drive, Morrisville, NC, 27560
Crowder Park

Located on 33 acres of landscaped grounds and hardwood forests, Crowder District Park offers a varie ...

4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex, NC, 27539
Crowder Park's  Activity Packs and Discovery Boxes

Activity Packs Stop by Crowder County Park and grab a themed activity pack today! These are design ...

4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex, NC, 27539
Dorothea Dix Park Fun

Dorothea Dix Park is the site of one of the most exciting new park projects in America. The 308-acre ...

1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Durant Nature Preserve

Check out one of our Discovery Backpacks to learn more about ponds, insects, birds, animal tracking, ...

8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27614
Ellen Mordecai Garden at Mordecai Historic Park

The garden is recreated from first-hand descriptions of the Mordecai kitchen garden in the 1830s. It ...

1 Mimosa St., Raleigh, NC, 27604
Falls Lake State Recreation Camp

Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle ...

13304 Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Forest Ridge Park

Forest Ridge Park has 587 Acres of parkland adjacent to Falls Lake with mountain biking, multi-use t ...

Playground Features
2100 Old NC Hwy 98, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Fred Fletcher Park

City of Raleigh park with one sand surface playground, a water garden and wetland which is an ecosys ...

820 Clay Street, Raleigh, NC, 27605
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park

Fuquay Mineral Spring was discovered in the Spring of 1858 by Davey Crocket Fuquay and Stephen Fuqua ...

105 West Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526
Harris Lake County Park

The 680-acre park is situated on a peninsula near the Shearon Harris Reservoir in New Hill, N.C. Ind ...

2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC, 27562
Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve

A visit to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is sure to captivate and delight. Whether you are an avid ...

2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC, 27518
Hidwell Family Farm

Visit our family-owned and operated farm! Register for a tour in our events section. Come to Hidw ...

7621 Blaney Franks Rd., Apex, NC, 27539
Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve

The Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve features 143 acres of open green space, ponds, and trail ...

Playground Features
4621 Shady Greens Drive, Fuquay-Varina,, NC, 27526
Historic Oak View County Park's Adventure Backpacks

Now's a great time to gather the kids and explore Oak View with our Adventure Backpacks! You'll find ...

4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27610
Historic Yates Mill County Park

The 174-acre wildlife park features hiking trails, Historic Yates Mill, Wake County’s last remaining ...

4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve

Carved out by the meandering of the Neuse River, Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve sits on a U-shaped p ...

2900 Horseshoe Farm Road, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
JC Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with one of the largest and most diverse ...

4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC, 27606
JC Raulston Arboretum's Garden Story Walk

This story will be out in the gardens from Saturday, July 6 until Sunday, July 14, 2024 during garde ...

4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27606
Joel Lane Museum House

Built in 1769, this landmark is Wake County’s oldest existing home. It became the “Birthplace of Nor ...

728 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Located in Chatham County 30 miles west of downtown Raleigh, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area inclu ...

280 State Park Road, Apex, NC, 27523
Juniper Level Botanic Garden

Juniper Level Botanic Garden's 28-acre campus is filled with more than 27,000 taxa of plants, includ ...

9241 Sauls Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27603
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Camping

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline ...

6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, NC, 27537
Knightdale Environmental Park and Trails

With entrances from Town Hall and East Wake Regional Library, the Knightdale Environmental Park offe ...

1385 N Smithfield Road, Knightdale, NC, 27545
Lake Crabtree County Park

Lake Crabtree County Park offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation. Located on a 215-acr ...

1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC, 27560
Lake Johnson Park

Lake Johnson has paved greenway and natural surface trails, fishing, public programs, seasonal boat ...

4601 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27606
Lake Lynn Park and Community Center

City of Raleigh park with two woodchip covered playgrounds, a community center, a batting cage, indo ...

Playground Features
7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC, 27613
Lake Raleigh Recreation Area

On the southern side of Centennial Campus, surrounded by 96 acres of protected forest, Lake Raleigh ...

2300 Main Campus Dr., Raleigh, NC, 27606
Lake Wheeler Park

City of Raleigh park with one wood chip covered playground. There are six rentable picnic shelters, ...

6404 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Little River Park

Little River Park is one of the oldest parks in Zebulon. Known for its natural flowing river, Little ...

1800 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC, 27597
Mill Bridge Nature Park

Located off Rogers Road, Mill Bridge Nature Park connects with the Wake Forest greenway system and w ...

425 Nature Park Drive, Rolesville, NC, 27571
Phillips Farm of Cary Field Trips

Field Trips are tons of fun at the farm! Mondays through Thursdays during Strawberry Season and Maz ...

6701 Good Hope Church Rd., Cary, NC, 27519
Pleasant Park

Pleasant Park provides another way for you to Stay and Play right here in Apex. This 92-acre facilit ...

3400 Pleasant Plains Road, Apex, NC, 27502
Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Prairie Ridge boasts a green Outdoor Classroom, a native plant garden and native tree arboretum, a s ...

1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27607
Raleigh Little Theatre and Rose Garden

Raleigh Little Theatre was created in the 1930s through the efforts of local performers and the Fede ...

301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC, 27607
Robertson Millpond Preserve

About the preserve: Transport yourself to a long-ago place and time when you visit Robertson Millpon ...

6333 Robertson Pond Road, Wendell, NC, 27591
StoryWalks® of Wake County Parks

Read a children’s book while you enjoy a nature walk at several Wake County Park locations. The Stor ...

Strickland Road Neighborhood Park

City of Raleigh park with two rubber surface playgrounds. Nature trails meander through the park ...

Playground Features
12804 Strickland Road, Raleigh, NC, 27613
Two Dachshund Farm

Welcome to Two Dachshund Fiber and Lavender Farm! Spend a relaxing time with us on our 17-acre la ...

Open Season: open year round
313 Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton, NC, 27525
Wake County Junior Park Explorers

Do you like to explore parks and preserves? Do you like winning prizes? Our Junior Park Explorers pr ...

Wake County Park
Wake County Parks' Mobile Tours

Take a mobile tour and see our parks and preserves through a new lens! How does it work? Tap a ...

multiple parks within the county
Wake Forest Reservoir

The Wake Forest Reservoir was created as a drinking water source for the Town in the early 1960s (Co ...

Wake Forest Reservoir, Wake Forest, NC, 27587
Walnut Creek Wetland Park

Our mission is to make people aware of the importance of wetlands for clean water, habitat, and recr ...

950 Peterson Street, Raleigh, NC, 27610
White Deer Park

Located on a 96-acre site adjacent to Lake Benson, White Deer Park is filled with excitement and edu ...

2400 Aversboro Road, Garner, NC, 27529
William B. Umstead State Park

Hikers, trail runners, bicyclists and equestrians cherish the extensive network of hiking and multi- ...

8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC, 27617