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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Phone Number: +1 919-387-5980
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A special place

Had some time to kill so visited to take a hike. Great trails with varied habitat and very nice staff. The visitors center had a very nice exhibit as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Greg_brown85
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had some time to kill so visited to take a hike. Great trails with varied habitat and very nice staff. The visitors center had a very nice exhibit as well.

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This "nature preserve" is an excellent, shaded preserve with a few excellent walking / hiking trails. On the one side, there is a trail that goes down to the river with just enough steps to get you some exercise. The whole place is heavily shaded and just feels cooler than the rest of town. The other side has meandering trails... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We walk, run, take the grand kids there where they have fun. It is really relaxing, a few minutes from home.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Trails in shade and comfortable to walk. Some trails with lots of stairs and wooden walkways. Very nice for a walk with family , friends and pets. Most trails are short.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Another place I love to take my dog and my dog loves to go! The longest trail is 1.2 miles, but there are several so you can combine them. It's beautiful, and once you've started your walk you feel like you've really gone somewhere. I've never been there when it's crowded. There are usually a few people out there for... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I was looking forward to seeing the bluffs but the trees have grown so much you can barely see the water at the bottom of the bluffs. It's even hard to tell they are bluffs. The best part was the Recycled Art Garden. It gave me some ideas for our back yard. The nature preserve is home to many eastern... More 

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Thank cheryl h
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

With so much development going forward in Cary, it is great to have a place like Hemlock Bluffs to visit and appreciate. It is a great place for a peaceful walk on ahot Summer day. The trails are great and well maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice area with beautiful hemlock trees. Educational and materials and kids area up front provide the perfect set up for a nature walk. Although its a short walk you can do many loops. And if you like a short walk its perfect, but a bit hilly on some sides - they're bluffs! Dogs on leashes are ok and the paths... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The park isn't bad overall, but the bluffs for which they are named, aren't overly visible due to the abundant tree cover. The trees, of course, are very nice, pleasantly green and whatnot, but as the name suggested, I was hoping to see a bit of a bluff. The activities for kids seem good. As far as "wildlife," you will... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you are a walker this is a really nice place, if you hike not so much. The trails are in excellent shape if only there were more of them. There are several nice overlooks but the view is limited except in the winter months. There is a second loop down the steps along the creek with some interesting facts... More 

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