Lake Johnson Park
Lake Johnson Park is one of Raleigh's favorite places to get outdoors and get some exercise. The park itself is over 300-acres surrounding a 150-acre lake, making it the perfect park for going on a hike or a run (there are fantastic paved trails!). The lake itself is prime for getting fit as well -- they have boat rentals and classes available, including sailboats and paddleboats, which are both great workouts! Or, bring your own powerboat for an afternoon of waterskiing or wakeboarding. Before you head home, be sure to stop by the Lake Johnson Waterfront Center and relax in one of the rocking chair on the porch overlooking the lake -- it's the perfect way to end the day.