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
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
Restrooms: Yes
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
Restrooms: Yes
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
Dix Park Sunflower Field

Five acres of sunflowers are planted and beginning to sprout at Dorothea Dix Park. Since this enchan ...

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

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
Restrooms: yes
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
Free Access for 5th Graders to National Parks

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. fifth graders can bring their families to natio ...

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
Restrooms: Yes
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
Restrooms: Yes
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
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
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
Restrooms: Yes
Lake Lynn Park and Community Center (Community Center is temporarily closed)

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

7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC, 27613
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
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
Piedmont Wildlife Center

The Piedmont Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization founded in 2003. Our office is located at ...

364 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, NC, 27707
Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden

**In March 2020, the City of Raleigh began stormwater improvement construction in the Rose Garden. D ...

301 Pogue St., 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
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
Restrooms: Yes
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
Restrooms: Yes