Places to Enjoy Nature This Spring

The spring season features the return of seasonal plants, the blooms of beautiful flowers, and a climate that makes for pleasant walks in the woods. We’ve gathered together a few places nearby that are perfect for giving yourself those quiet moments in nature. Go alone for a personal reflection or bring your family along to breathe the fresh air. Whatever you do, we hope you make time to enjoy the beauty that makes living in North Carolina so worth it.

Turnipseed Nature Preserve

Located in nearby Wendell, NC, the Turnipseed Nature Preserve was started in 2017 and recently saw the completion of its second phase of development. Visitors now have access to a total of 4.3 miles of walking trails, plus a wildlife outlook point, picnic tables, and a beautiful creek. Bring your children to enjoy the outdoor play area and have a picnic on a glorious spring day, observing the numerous animal species that make the area their home.

Mitchell Mill State Natural Area

Information about the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area can be found here. Part of the largest granite dome on the east coast, the area sits on a full 105 acres. Coated in rich history, the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area is perfect for walking and exploring, finding remnants of old buildings, and witnessing the awe-inspiring goings on of Mother Nature. At just over ten minutes away, it is extraordinarily accessible.

Robertson Millpond Reserve

An 85-acre wildlife haven, the Robertson Millpond Reserve allows for fishing in designated areas. If fishing isn’t your idea of relaxation, try taking a motorless boat, canoe, or kayak out on the water. This is the only cypress blackwater swamp in Wake County, and it tends to give visitors a unique vibe. Take the family and make a day of it. It has picnic tables for meals and access to the gristmill site foundation.

We hope you have a great time in the unique weather of North Carolina in the spring. If you have a favorite place to visit and it isn’t mentioned here, let us know in the comments. For other information, contact us here.

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