Speight Branch Greenway is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cary, NC that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Speight Branch Greenway follows the creek of the same name starting at Southeast Cary Parkway and heads north to a pedestrian underpass at Tryon Road. After the tunnel the user can go in either direction to utilize the Macedonia Lake Loop Trail or just to the east to continue along Speight Branch Greenway for 0.7 mile to where it currently ends at Walnut Street. The newly constructed trail encircling Macedonia Lake has a 210-foot section of boardwalk. The lake area is the site of a 24 acre neighborhood park to be developed in the future. Future plans extend Speight Branch to the south of Cary Parkway and to connect to Piney Plains Greenway north of Macedonia Lake. The southern end of the greenway begins at Southeast Cary Parkway just east of the intersection with Lochmere Drive. It travels for 0.6 miles to the location of a pedestrian underpass beneath Tryon Road. The previously existing pedestrian tunnel has now been connected with greenway construction and users can access the newly opened Macedonia Lake Loop or continue around toTryon Manor Drive where there is an eastern fork in the trail that goes for 0.3 miles to Walnut Street. Reference: http://www.townofcary.org/Departments/Parks__Recreation___Cultural_Resources/Parks_and_Greenways/Greenways/Speight_Branch_Greenway.htm
Starting at either Walnut Street or Cary Parkway, the paved Speight Greenway trail in Cary accesses the Macedonia Lake Loop in the middle - great for a bike ride or walk.