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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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My friend and I needed to get out to nature. Looking for places to walk, we found Hemlock Bluffs... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greenville, North Carolina
Hidden Gem of a Park

Few people understand what is right under their noses. Hiking the trails of this park in Cary can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cary, North Carolina
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2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518-9612
+1 919-387-5980
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I needed to get out to nature. Looking for places to walk, we found Hemlock Bluffs. This is a must see in the Raleigh area.

Thank KL-252
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few people understand what is right under their noses. Hiking the trails of this park in Cary can seem like you're somewhere in the NC mountains. Beware of copperheads in the warmer months.

Thank Skubalon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is small but has some great hikes. Great for all ages. Paths are well groomed. Makes for a good run of you want to do all the trails. There are a lot of straits on the hike that goes down to the boardwalk...More

Thank Carygirl
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A good one to three mile walk through woods and around a small lake. The area is quiet and provides some choices as to the distance you walk. No distractions.

Thank JimB27513
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Hemlock Bluffs is a great place to take a nature-walk or take a class, offered by the Town of Cary. We've visited many times during our 24 years in Cary and have signed our grandchildren up for several different classes. If you're in the area,...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 7 July 2018

loved the hiking trails. Beautiful bluffs as well. all trails are a big loop so you cant get lost. don't miss out

Thank Marion H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I love the trails here. Even on a hot day this park seems to be several degrees cooler. Early morning or late afternoon is a good time to spot some wildlife. Is is a jewel within Cary!!

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We love to visit Hemlock Bluffs, and we love that we can bring our dog along too! Close to our house, and a nice short, out in the woods, walk!

Thank travelmd46
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Such a pretty place with trails that are clearly marked and not difficult for all ages and levels. Hemlock trees are a sight along with the native critters.

Thank Terri K
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Hemlock Bluffs is a great little nature preserve. Most of the preserve is part of Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area and leased to the town of Cary to operate as a nature preserve. Steep bluffs along Swift Creek create a montane microclimate that supports an...More

Thank jmpncsu
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