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Lake Johnson Greenway

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Lake Johnson Greenway, North Carolina NC

Description

Lake Johnson is a beautiful place, with a fun feeling on weekends. There are lots of people renting kayaks, enjoying the lake views from rocking chairs on a spacious patio, and walking the shady, paved 3 mile loop trail. Come early or wait a little while to find parking (there are two lots).
If you can't walk the whole loop, chose the north side (away from Highway 40) for a more peaceful walk. So, if you start facing the boathouse, go left to get to the quiet part of the walk, NOT over the pedestrian bridge. Over the pedestrian bridge takes you to the noisy part of the walk. This north part of the loop also takes you closer to the water, for nicer views. It's better to just walk the north part and then turn around rather than do the loop, because the last half will be noisy and overly hilly.
You can also extend your walk or run by including the unpaved path on the west side of the lake. 
Bring a picnic or snacks as there are some lovely picnic tables along the trail, with sweet vantage points over the water. Kids can play on the small sandy beach where the kayaks are rented out. There are vending machines for drinks and snacks.

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Picnic table and BBQ on the water.
Picnic table and BBQ on the water.
Picnic pavilion.
Picnic pavilion.
Pretty views of the water through the trees.
Pretty views of the water through the trees.
Jade green water.
Jade green water.
Bird at the shore.
Bird at the shore.
Bright green leaves.
Bright green leaves.
Reflection on the lake.
Reflection on the lake.
Steep part of the path.
Steep part of the path.
Boardwalk beginning.
Boardwalk beginning.
Small boulder, and SUPs in the distance.
Small boulder, and SUPs in the distance.
Birds at the shore.
Birds at the shore.
People enjoying the picnic pavilion.
People enjoying the picnic pavilion.
Lovely colors.
Lovely colors.
Blue water through the trees.
Blue water through the trees.
Flowering trees.
Flowering trees.
Deck with lots of seating.
Deck with lots of seating.
Turtle!
Turtle!
Rocking chairs with a view.
Rocking chairs with a view.
Preparing to paddle.
Preparing to paddle.
Boardwalk.
Boardwalk.
Paddling under a bridge.
Paddling under a bridge.
Picnic tables at the water.
Picnic tables at the water.
The boathouse.
The boathouse.
Paddling at Lake Johnson.
Paddling at Lake Johnson.

Directions

Lake Johnson is located at 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606. Parking is free.

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Last Updated: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 19:00:35 GMT