Dec 15, 2016
The great thing about the Triangle area is that there’s so much to see and do! And for those of you looking to keep active or get fit in 2017, there are plenty of ways to do so in Raleigh and its surrounding communities. Whether you want to stay indoors and beat the winter weather or head outside to get some sunshine and enjoy the spring and fall, the Triangle has plenty to offer, all year round.
Winter & Indoor Activities
Hit the Ice
Head to one of the Triangle’s top local rinks, like Cary Ice House, Garner Ice House, Raleigh IcePlex, or Raleigh Center Ice, for a little public skating, or maybe even a learn-to-skate.
Take a Dip in the Water
Yes, even in the winter! The City of Raleigh has four year-round and five seasonal swimming pools. You can try out a swimming class, or simply head to the pool during open swim or lap times.
Get Your Sweat On
You don’t have to belong to a gym to enjoy a boot camp or fitness class. The City of Raleigh, and many of its neighboring communities, like Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and Durham, offer a wealth of fitness classes and activities that range from Zumba to yoga to strength and conditioning.
Join a Sports Team
Check with your local Parks and Recreation department to see what they offer. Adult sports leagues in Raleigh range from bowling to flag football, softball and baseball to tennis and basketball, and much much more.
Explore William B. Umstead State Park
Over 5,500 acres of lush forest and parkland offer miles of beautiful and scenic wilderness trails in the heart of big-city living. Bike, jog, walk, horseback ride, boat, fish, or even camp! This isn’t the only great park in the area, though. There’s also the Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, Shelley Lake in North Raleigh, Lake Johnson in Raleigh, and Lake Benson Park in Garner.
The City of Raleigh Recreation presents its Adventure Program, which offers things like kayaking classes, biking, adventure days, and even overnight adventure trips and excursions! It’s the perfect opportunity to try something exciting and new.
Join the Cycling Community at Oak City Cycling Project
You can either purchase a new or refurbished bike, or you can launch yourself into the cycling community of Raleigh. OCCP is made up of biking enthusiasts eager to spread their love of the sport through group rides, maintenance and repair classes, and other cycling-related events.
Take a Walk on the Greenway
The City of Raleigh alone offers over 100 miles of public greenway trails perfect for walking, running, or biking. The Town of Cary offers many additional miles connecting communities and parks throughout town. And don’t forget about some of the area’s major trails, like the American Tobacco Trail or the Neuse River Trail.
Get Active in the Triangle
If you’re ready to join a fun and active community bursting with opportunities for work, play, and high-quality living, then it’s time to come explore life in the Triangle. Discover its many wonderful communities. Learn more about buying a home here. Start searching homes for sale. And contact me when you’re ready to make the Triangle your home.