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    Richard Kinsey reviewed Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

    almost 2 years ago

    Nice hike with my wife this afternoon. We did enough of the loops to get in 4 miles and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Sandhills are home for me and I always enjoy hiking in the long leaf and loblolly pine groves. We did not see any wildlife. The hardwoods were beginning to change color and were very pretty as were many of the small under-growth plants.

    As we are now "senior citizens" we found the walk to be more "moderate" than "easy" but certainly easy enough for us.

    Because of the recent rains from hurricane Matthew, some of the trails had a few ruts created by the runoff but all were passable and well maintained. The young lady at the welcome center was very helpful and provided us plenty of good information about the park.

    Richard Kinsey saved Yates Mill Pond Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Richard Kinsey reviewed Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

    about 3 years ago

    My wife and I enjoy this trail as a regular go-to for a quick hike. We generally get in between 2.5 and 4 miles depending on the loops we do and, oddly enough, the level of the lake. The trail, for practical purposes, is flat. Our trail recorder showed a total elevation change of 45 feet.

    Richard Kinsey reviewed Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Ritter Park, and Swift Creek Bluffs

    about 3 years ago

    My wife and I have lived in this area since the '70s and this was our first trip to Hemlock Bluffs. The surroundings are beautiful and, except for a little noise from Kildare Farm road, seems to be in the middle of nowhere. The park and nature center are very well done (kudos to the Town of Cary) and would be a great place for families with kids.

    The trails are well maintained as are the many, many steps. The trails are enjoyable and require what I would consider a low-moderate level of effort. My GPS showed a total elevation change of 161 feet. We ran into another hiker who reported a snake on the trail but we never saw it ... and were a bit disappointed.

    We will be returning on a regular basis and will bring the grand-kids the nature center and for a good hike.