Hey yโ€™all!

Hopefully the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here. I have been itching to get outside to enjoy the sunshine. I got fully dressed the other day to drop lunch off to Doug and I didnโ€™t even get out of the car. That’s where I’m at by this point ๐Ÿ˜‚. Weโ€™re heading into week three of being inside here in NC and I know weโ€™re all focused on getting through COVID-19 as best we can.

Not only is getting outside good for a change of scenery, but also for our mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. (Help Guide, 2020). I for one am looking forward to getting through COVID-19 with my mental health in tact.

Most parks are closed, but many greenways and hiking trails are still open thankfully! Below Iโ€™ve listed a few that Iโ€™ve run, walked, and used to sightsee. If youโ€™re reading this outside of the Triad or Triangle, I apologize. However, you can find info on your local trails using Trail Link or local governmental websites. Happy running/walking/sightseeing/getting through COVID-19! โค๏ธ

Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway

Map of Greensboro Trail System
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At a glance:

Location: Greensboro,NC

Length: 7.5 miles

Trail location: North of Strawberry Rd. nr. US 220 and Rollins Rd. nr. US 220

Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Trail activities: Biking, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking.  

I actually ran this Greenway to train for my first half marathon.

More Info: https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/trails-greenways/greenways/atlantic-yadkin-greenway

Arboretum

Map of Greensboro Arboretum
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At a glance:

Location: Greensboro, NC

Length: 1.7 miles

Trail Location: 401 Ashland Dr Greensboro, NC

Trail Surface: Asphalt/Natural

Trail Activities: Multiple Use

More Info: http://greensborobeautiful.org/gardens/greensboro_arboretum.php

Crabtree Creek Greenway Trail

Map of Capital Area Greenway System to help with getting through covid-19
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At a glance:

Location: Raleigh, NC

Length: 14.2 miles

Trail Location: Anderson Point Dr. Raleigh, NC 27610

Trail Surface: Asphalt

Trail Activities: Running, Walking, Hiking, Wheelchair Friendly, Biking, Bird Watching

More Info: https://raleighnc.gov/home/content/PRecDesignDevelop/Articles/CapitalAreaGreenwayTrailSystem.html#paragraph–279076

Mingo Creek Trails

Mingo Creek Trails map
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At a glance:

Location: Knightdale, NC

Length: 3.5 miles

Trail Address: 100 Parkside Commons Drive Knightdale, NC

 Trail Surface: Asphalt, Wood

Trail Activities: Multiple Use

More Info: https://www.knightdalenc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-programs/parks-greenways-and-facilities/mingo-creek-park

Neuse River Trail

Neuse River Trail Map to help with getting through COVID-19
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At a glance:

Location: Raleigh, NC

Length: 33 miles

Trail Address: 20 Anderson Point Dr. Raleigh, NC

Trail Surface: Asphalt, Suspension Bridges, Boardwalks

Trail Activities: Multiple Use

More Info: Home

Cedar Rock Park

Cedar Rock Park Map
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At a glance:

Location: Burlington, NC

Length: The park offers six miles of hiking trails and six miles of equestrian trails

Park Address: 4242 R Dean Coleman Rd Burlington, NC 27215

Trail Surface: Unknown

Trail Activities: Two disc golf courses with a total of 36 holes for play, a footgolf course, two fishing ponds, a picturesque waterfall over an old mill dam, and ample field space for open play.

More Info: Cedarock Park

Saxapahaw Island Park

Saxapahaw Island Park Map to help with getting through COVID-19
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At a glance:

Location: Saxapahaw, NC

Length: 1.5 Mile Loop

Park Address: 5550 Church Road, Graham, NC 27253

Trail Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

Trail Activities: Walking, Running, Sightseeing

More Info: Home

I hope you guys are able to get out for some fresh air soon! Any suggestions on trails to add to this list, please donโ€™t hesitate to drop it in the comments. I hope you all are well!

Talk soon!

3 Comments on “Getting Through COVID-19: Greenways and Trails

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  2. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I visit North Carolina at least twice a year and Iโ€™m definitely pinning this post so I can check out these trails during my future visits! Thanks!!!

  3. Yes!! North Carolina has some beautiful places as well! The mountains have to be my favorite. However, our local trails do the trick between visits ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ.

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