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The Neuse River Trail (also known as the Raleigh Greenway) is a portion of a nearly 28-mile path that stretches from the Falls Lake Dam in Wake Forest, North Carolina, down to the Wake/Johnston county line in Raleigh. The wide path travels along the Neuse River, across wetlands, through woods and is altogether beautiful, according to many a jogger, dog walker and bike rider.
In fact, the Neuse River Trail caused one TripAdvisor user, who hails from Boston, to consider moving to Raleigh: "This trail is a total delight. … Locals ride their bikes [and] run their miles with their dogs … Not used to be smiled at by a total stranger … Why haven't I moved here?!"
You can park your car and hop on the trail in several places just east of Raleigh, including 2928 Horseshoe Farm Road; Anderson Point Park; and Buffaloe Road Athletic Park. If you want to rent a bike, you'll find several shops around Raleigh that will help you find an appropriate set of wheels, including the highly rated Oak City Cycling. For more information on how to enjoy this free trail, check out the city of Raleigh's website.
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