It’s not hard to get lost in the solitude & wildness of nature in the Triangle area and and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in outdoor recreational activities. The climate for this area makes the pursuit of outdoor activities basically year round as even in the dead of winter, it’s not unusual to have occasional days in the 50’s, 60’s or even the 70’s. The Triangle prides itself in in the large number of parks whether state, county or municipality owned. Every park has its own unique features whether it be lake or river access, baseball or soccer fields, walking and biking trails ( some much more challenging than others) and some even have aquatic centers for lap swimmers. The Triangle is also a very intricate part of the East Coast Greenway, a project that one day will become nearly a 3000 mile urban greenway linking the major cities of the Atlantic coast from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida, for non-motorized transportation. Currently within the Triangle area which will become approximately the half way point, there are over 200 miles of completed paved trails available for use now and work is ongoing to complete more. The picture shown is my daughter running on the greenway crossing the Neuse River with one of our “former” foster dogs.
The YMCA of the Triangle is one of the largest YMCA systems in the country, currently with 14 separate and unique facilities plus summer camps at the coast. All facilities have pools and most with multiple pools. The YMCA has affordable rates so the entire family can enjoy the amenities.