If you’re looking for a new place to get a little exercise while exploring nature, check out one of these nearby spots!
Rails to Trails Greenway
This greenway in Jacksonville offers 17 miles of trails, greenways, running areas, and bike trails. The trail goes from U.S. 17 near Onslow Drive to Camp Lejeune.
Neuseway Nature Park
This Kinston favorite is perfect for a walk any time of day and makes for a scenic running spot., too.
Tideland Trail In Cedar Point
The Tideland Trail is at the cedar point campground off of N.C 58. There is a 0.6-mile loop that crosses the salt marsh, then follows the edge of the marsh. Additionally, there’s also a 1.3-mile loop that goes around the edge of the White Oak River then winds through the marsh and the surrounding woods before reconnecting with the 0.6-mile loop.
Hugh MacRae Park
Located in Wilmington at 314 Pine Grove Drive, Hugh MacRae Park offers a 1.55-mile walking trail with lots of beautiful scenery, including a fountain.
Another Wilmington park, Halyburton Park can be found at 4099 S 17th Street and includes a 1.3-mile walking trail.
Carolina Beach State Park
Water + sand + walks – is there anything better? Clear your mind on the beach with over eight miles of trails through the various beach habitats.
Abbey Nature Preserve
Just a quick drive away in Ogden, NC, the Abbey Nature Preserve lets you escape the hustle, bustle, and stress of your daily grind with a peaceful nature walk.
Elliot Course Nature Trail
The Elliot Course trail is in Atlantic Beach, NC is inside Fort Macon State Park, and has three trails with lengths ranging from 0.25 miles to 3.2 miles.
Union Point Park
This New Bern favorite is a great place to start or end a walk, run, or bike ride through downtown New Bern.
Taberna is a premier golf community in New Bern. It makes the perfect place for a scenic stroll or a quick jog!
Hammocks Beach State Park
You can find Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. It has three marked trails that range from 200 yards to over six miles, a kayak launch, and campsites!
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Cliffs of the Neuse
Cliffs of the Neuse has several trails for walking, running, and jogging, including two 0.4-mile loops, two 0.5-mile loops, and a 2-mile loop for your enjoyment.
Which of these gorgeous outdoor trails will you conquer first?