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Shelley Lake Park

1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6131
+1 919-420-2331
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Great local family recreation spot

We have walked around Shelly Lake for 20 years...even when it was recovering from Hurricane Fran... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great for a walk, run, or picnic in the sun

Path circles the lake - 2 mile stretch. Great views and peaceful vibe. I believe there are public... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
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1400 W Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6131
+1 919-420-2331
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have walked around Shelly Lake for 20 years...even when it was recovering from Hurricane Fran. A wonderful, relaxing, and well kept up area--families can take little children to feed ducks; young people can play soccer.

Thank LaDial
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Path circles the lake - 2 mile stretch. Great views and peaceful vibe. I believe there are public restrooms near the bridge on the path.

Thank JetBetty
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Shelly Lake is a slice of heaven in Northwest Raleigh. The lake is pretty with a walking trail that meanders around it. There are ducks which people feed, a couple of wooden bridges, a water fountain, bathroom facilities. An Arts center (Sertoma) is on site,...More

2  Thank hilljax9
Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you want to have a nice stroll in a general safe environment here it is. I would not walk or run early or be totally unaware but the weekends and this nice wide space in the middle of Raleigh is fine. It would be...More

Thank jcrboc
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the beautiful, cool and sunny weather walking the path around the lake. Peaceful park - no admission fee - nice place to park

Thank Carey O
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I had driven past this park for a few weeks and the lot was often full, so when my wife visited Raleigh with me, I thought it would be a nice place to go. The views around the lake were beautiful and the park is...More

Thank ICEHatchet
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a really nice walk around the lake. There's always families out walking and people fishing and playing soccer. There's lots for kids to do and it's pet friendly. There's a bit of an incline in places but overall it's not hard. There are...More

Thank NCtravelz
Reviewed 25 February 2016

A pleasant park with a good, paved walkway around the lake. A couple of steep hills. There is one place to see water fowl, but not terrific for viewing wildlife. Usually lots of nice, friendly people there, so one feels safe.

Thank ArthurPowers
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I live near this park. It's excellent for getting some exercise in during the week, going for a walk with friends, or to watch birds (there are lots of geese and ducks near the boardwalk). The trail itself is well maintained (it is paved), and...More

Thank Versrii
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I love all the parks in Raleigh... this is a nice 2 mile trail that connects to the greenway. I always bring my dog and she likes it too. Parking in the main lot can be difficult on a nice day. It is partly shady/partly...More

Thank Tina S
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8 July 2017|
Response from ncmoose99 | Reviewed this property |
If you want to go to the playground, enter at the second entrance to the west on Millbrook Rd. If you want to get down to the water, there is a steep incline from there but no steps. Or you can check out the map of the... More
Vivienne J
12 October 2016|
Response from tsturgis1 | Reviewed this property |
Closest restaurant near Shelley Lake that i can recommend is Relish on Creedmoor Rd.