One of the best things about living in the Triangle region of North Carolina is the incredible variety of ways to enjoy the outdoors and stay fit, while taking advantage of the area’s natural beauty. Whether you already live here or are contemplating a move, there is a great blog, GetGoing NC!, that provides a wealth of resources on where and how you find outdoor adventure.
Blog founder Joe Miller has written about health, fitness, and the outdoors for more than 20 years. He says he began the GetGoing NC! blog to share his passion for the outdoors with others and inspire them to get off the couch and out-of-doors. With North Carolina’s mild weather, there’s no shortage of things to do year-round. Some of the activities Joe covers include:
Hiking. GetHiking is an element of the blog that covers everything you need to know about hiking. Hiking is accessible (especially in trail-rich North Carolina), most people are physically able to do it, it doesn’t cost a fortune and it’s one of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation. It’s a great social activity and GetHiking offers meetup groups for local hikes.
Camping. Camping is available year-round locally at sites in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, as well as across the state. GetGoing NC! provides locations, information, and costs.
Greenways. Greenways abound in the Triangle, with some residents being fortunate enough to have one right outside their doors. Other greenways include American Tobacco Trail in Durham, Apex Greenway, and Cary/Black Creek Greenway.
Paddling. This is one of the most affordable activities: for as little as $5 an hour you can paddle, canoe, or kayak along the waterways throughout North Carolina. Great deals are offered at various county, municipal and state parks throughout the state.
Climbing. While mainly an indoor activity, outdoor climbing is available in North Carolina. If you wish to learn to climb, you’ll want to start at Triangle Rock Club, with locations in North Raleigh and Morrisville. The club offers climbing instruction and certification, and offers 200+ route levels for every level of climber.
Ziplines. Zipline and ropes courses have been popping up around North Carolina, with the nearest being Go Ape Zipline and Treetop Adventures in Raleigh.
This facility includes a log swing, spider’s web, double stirrups, Apple Picker’s Ladder, two Tarzan swings, and 5 ziplines. It’s a fun way to get the adrenaline going!
In addition, the GetGoing NC! blog provides updated information on the latest weekend events, such as races and outdoor events, and each Monday, a “90 Second Escape”–a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake in North Carolina.
For more information about outdoor activities in the Triangle, visit getgoingnc.com, or contact Jodi Bakst at 919.883.9641 or [email protected]. Visit Real Estate Experts online at www.realestateexperts.net.