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

Panning for gemstones is a great activity for the whole family. With a play ground area and a man ma ...

1823 NC HWY 55, 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 34-acre wooded and wetland park site. The land for this park has ...

151 Keybridge Drive, Morrisville, NC, 27560
Dorothea Dix Park

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

Dorothea Dix Park 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27603
Dorothea Dix Park Sunflower Fields

2022 sunflower field has been planted! Bloom is expected mid to late July. The Sunflower Field is ...

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27607
Durant Nature Preserve

Durant Nature Preserve was formerly known as Camp Durant, headquarters for the Occoneechee Council o ...

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
Forest Ridge Park

Forest Ridge Park has trails for everyone, including single track mountain bike trails, hiking and m ...

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 ...

Playground Features
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. – a ...

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
Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve

Park Features: 143 acres with five miles of paved trails of varying elevation, open green space, mul ...

Playground Features
4621 Shady Greens Drive, Fuquay-Varina,, NC, 27526
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 ...

Playground Features
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
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

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of nine access areas scattered around the shorelin ...

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

Juniper Level Botanic Garden (JLBG) is a 10-acre education, research and display garden with over 22 ...

9241 Sauls Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27603
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 ...

2450 Alumni 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 ...

Highway 97, 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
Orchid Trail Greenhouses

With over 2,500 orchids, The Orchid Trail is probably one of the largest private collections in Nort ...

402 Church St., Morrisville, NC, 27560
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
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
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
WRAL Azalea Gardens

Imagine yourself on a breezy spring day basking in the warm rays of the sun, surrounded by beautiful ...

2619 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC, 27606