Shelley Lake Park, Raleigh

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  • Shelley Lake has always been one of my favorite spots. My grown-up kids have fond memories of it. The ducks and geese welcome you as you stand on one of the two wooden bridges. Birdwatchers will find ...  more »
  • This lake park is a fantastic place and perfect distance for an afternoon walk. It is a very clean park and there are geese.  more »
  • The walk around the lake is 2.2 miles. It is mostly in the sun there is some shade along the path. A lot of people were out walking here.  more »
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  • Love this place, have been running here for years. Largely a flat loop with a few hills to keep things interesting/add some intensity to your walk or run. Loop is about 2 miles around. Geese can take over the path every once in a while but otherwise it's a really serene spot. The public bathrooms and water fountain do close for the winter but they're nice to have in the summer.
  • Awesome park. Great for jogging with or without your pet around the large lake. Many people are out with their kids walking as well. There is space for activities like throwing a football or kicking around the soccer ball. Even group exercises.
  • Shelley Lake Park is an excellent park to jog and walk around the entire park. You can also enjoy seeing the ducks. There are benches to sit on. You can fish and enjoy the lake. Walking around the park enabled my husband and I to lose weight. We have been regular visitors for over two years. Weekly, we look forward to walking around the lake.
  • Great walking trail around the lake. Geese to enjoy in spring along with an eagle that is nesting in the tall pine at NE corner! Summer pgms include boat options. There's a restroom near the boat dock and water fountain (for people and dogs) in summer.
  • There are at least two parking areas, one by the arts center and another closer to the lake beach area. There's a steep hill right before getting to the lake beach area, but otherwise, the entire loop around the lake is very wide and paved and looked to be great for wheels of all kinds (tricycles, bicycles, scooters, wheelchairs, etc). Other than the one steep hill, all other inclines were pretty gradual, though the tricyclists little kids I saw did seem to eventually get tired when going up the gradual inclines. Great walk for leashed dogs also (assuming they don't mind the kids and adults on wheels).
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