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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  • Loads of sunshine and shade. Serene lake. Popular for dog walkers and strollers. Connects to several other local walking paths. Has some seating but not much. Personal preference would be more shade.
  • I love taking my dogs around the lake.it is very peaceful and serene.nobody bothers you and they are friendly with a passing nod.people pick up after themselves to keep it beautiful!!!
  • This is a pretty great place to walk or bike around. There are picnic tables where you can stop and have a little picnic with family. There is an adequate playground up near the arts center.
  • I like walking around Shelley Lake. I really enjoy water and the lake isn't that spectacular relatively speaking but trail is very nice. Even saw a huge woodpecker last weekend, cool!
  • This is a great place to walk alone, with a dog, bike or job. It easily connects to the Greenway system so you can explore more of Raleigh.

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Staying downtown provides the most convenient access to Raleigh's leading attractions. You'll find a couple of large, efficient hotels here--they feature a large volume of beds. The area around the North Campus of North Carolina State University lies just west of downtown and features a handful of additional hotels. A cluster of national chain hotels and motels lies in the midtown area north of downtown. There are a couple of bus lines that provide easy access to downtown from here, so this area serves as a suitable option if you cannot find accommodation in the city center. The intersection of I-440 and Route 70 to the northwest of downtown features numerous hotels and motels, but these largely cater to business travelers who require convenient access to both downtown and the airport.
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