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Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hiking Camping

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 (122.396 miles)

550 miles of 2,175-mile footpath in VA. Camping & other regulations vary along route. Plan ahead.

Official Website: Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Fall lake State Recreation Area Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Wake Forest, NC 27587 (124.085 miles)

Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas.

Official Website: Fall lake State Recreation Area

Eno River State park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Durham, NC 27705 (133.182 miles)

Minutes from Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity of a clear river drifting and cascading over a rocky stream bed. Its waters roll through wilderness, passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs, and fords used by early settlers.

Official Website: Eno River State park

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area Hiking Fishing

Durham, NC 27705 (133.182 miles)

High scenic views and mountain trails await you at Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. This Piedmont monadnock has been recognized as one of the most important natural areas in the Triangle. With 190 acres of land and nearly three miles of trails, visitors can experience a wide variety of the area's natural surroundings and wildlife.

Official Website: Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve Hiking

Rocky Mount, VA 24151 (135.797 miles)

Excellent hiking and nature study opportunities.

Official Website: Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve

Pettigrew State park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Boating

Creswell, NC 27928 (135.963 miles)

With more than 1,300 acres of land around Lake Phelps and more than 3,000 acres along the Scuppernong River, with an additional 16,600 acres of water, Pettigrew State Park is an ideal blend of nature, history and recreation.

Official Website: Pettigrew State park

William B. Umstead State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Raleigh, NC 27617 (138.816 miles)

Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful haven—William B. Umstead State Park.

Official Website: William B. Umstead State Park

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest Hiking

Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (140.737 miles)

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest is one of the newest members of North Carolina's Educational State Forest system. At the Forest, visitors can listen to the wind in the trees or they can listen to the trees tell a story. The Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife including birds of prey, deer, songbirds, flying squirrels and beavers.

Official Website: Jordan Lake Educational State Forest

Niday Place Hiking

New Castle, VA 24127 (141.284 miles)

This 254-acre forest is a wildlife sanctuary and used as an outdoor laboratory, and for preservation of wildflowers.

Official Website: Niday Place

Goose Creek State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Washington, NC 27889 (142.808 miles)

Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River.

Official Website: Goose Creek State Park