Explore Raleigh: Greenway Trails

When we asked Raleigh-based Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Susan Dahlin Bashford what she loves most about living in the capital city, she replied without hesitation, “the greenways.” Susan went on to say, “To me, our greenway system is simply amazing. You can ride for miles and miles without ever seeing a car. It is truly fabulous!” 

North Carolina is known for its greenways, which are long, narrow pathways often used for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Many people who are relocating from out of state are pleasantly surprised to learn Raleigh is home to 180 miles of greenway trails that traverse through parks, neighborhoods and popular attractions. 

Raleigh’s greenway system is perfect for walkers, joggers, runners, cyclists, and skaters hoping to explore the outdoors. When asked about her all-time favorite greenway trail, Susan replied, “The Falls of Neuse trail, a 27.5-mile paved pathway that runs along beautiful topography hugging the Neuse River. You pass sunflower fields, cross bridges, and enjoy the bountiful beauty of our state!” 

In addition to the Falls of Neuse trail, some popular trails in Raleigh are William B. Umstead State Park, Shelley Lake Park, Art to Heart Trail, and Lake Crabtree County Park.

Greenway Map

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