On the Road at William B. Umstead State Park!

By Mike Ellis

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On the Road at William B. Umstead State Park!

By Mike Ellis.

Today my wife, daughter and I went to William B. Umstead State Park for the first of their “100 S’more Years Events”! The weather on this day was cool, kind of cloudy, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time!

Umstead Park is located at 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC (telephone 919-571-4170), and features two main entrances — one on the south side of the park off of I-40 and Harrison Avenue (known as the Reedy Creek Entrance) and one on the north side of the park off of Glenwood Avenue. Here are some facts about the park that may make it worth the visit:

Umstead State Park is approximately 6,000 acres of land. That’s over 9 miles of park!
Umstead Park features 22 miles of hiking trails, and 13 miles of bridle trails for those that wish to ride horses.
Additionally, the park features mountain bike trails for those that wish to ride their bikes — Umstead Park is one of the few North Carolina State Parks that features mountain bike trails.
Camping: Umstead Park features both traditional camping as well as primitive …read more

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