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Cedarock Park – Burlington

Cedarock Park: Bridge

Cedarock Park in Burlington is located about 10 minutes south of interstates 40/85 and is a hidden jewel worth searching out. Sitting on 500 acres, Cedarock offers a variety of outdoor activities for all ages including a playground, trails, camping,…

Neuse River Greenway Trail Sunflowers

Neuse River Greenway Trail Sunflower Field

Last summer I started noticing photos of sunflowers popping up throughout my social media feeds. They were all local and all coming from one spot just southeast of Raleigh along the Neuse River Greenway Trail. Curious, my husband, kids, and…

NC Zoo: Acacia Station Giraffe Deck

NC Zoo: Giraffe Feeding

Visiting the North Carolina Zoo‘s Acacia Station Giraffe Deck and feeding the giraffes has been on my “want” list since it first opened. It’s a special exhibit that is only open for a few hours each day during the warmer months. Since…

Walnut Creek Wetland Center – Raleigh

Walnut Creek Wetland Center: Books

Exploring our local parks does not have to be reserved for only warm, dry weather days. Often you can find something to do even on the cold and/or rainy days. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is one of these such…

NC Zoo: Air Hike Ropes Course

NC Zoo: Air Hike Ropes Course

The North Carolina Zoo added a couple of new attractions this year – Zoofari an open-air vehicle tour of the Watani Grassland exhibit and Air Hike Ropes Course. The Air Hike Ropes Course is positioned in Africa with its entrance near…

NC Theatre & Broadway Series South: Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Storytime at Crabtree Valley Mall

Mary Poppins is in the Triangle preparing for an upcoming production at the Duke Energy Center. Last week my youngest and I caught a glimpse of her up close during a special story time hosted at Crabtree Valley Mall where…

White Deer Park – Garner

White Deer Park - Garner: Natural Play Area

White Deer Park is located directly across from Lake Benson Park in Garner. It’s 96 acres features play areas, trails, picnic shelters, open space, and a Nature Center. There are 2 playground areas in this spacious park. When you arrive, the road…

USS North Carolina Battleship – Wilmington

USS North Carolina Wilmington

Taking advantage of my son’s recent track out from year round school, we decided to make a day trip to Wilmington. At around 2 hours each way depending where you are in the Triangle, it’s easily doable if you don’t…

Historic Yates Mill County Park – Raleigh

Historic Yates Mill County Park: Gristmill

Yates Mill County Park is located in south Raleigh and is part of the Wake County Parks & Recreation. It’s namesake landmark is the county’s only remaining gristmill. Each year from March through November the Park offers tours of the…

Durham Bulls Fan Fest

Durham Bulls Fan Fest

** The 2017 Durham Bulls Fan Fest will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 11am – 2pm. ** The official start of spring is still a couple of weeks away, but, for our family, it always begins with the…

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