Neuse River Greenway Trail
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Biking/Hiking the Neuse River Trail
With nearly 28 miles of pavement and bridges, the Neuse River Greenway Trail winds along the side of the Neuse River as it travels from Falls Lake Dam to the Johnston County line. Some of my personal favorite sections of the trail include boardwalks over marshlands and bridges over small streams. When the trail isn't right next to the river, it winds through agricultural areas where you can often see plenty of wildlife. Depending on the time of year, vast fields of sunflowers line the lower sections of the trail close to the Johnston County line. There are a number of access points all along the trail that provide ample parking. Many of these access points have launch areas for small water craft. Branching off of the trail are copious paths leading down to the river bank. There you'll find people fishing, wading or climbing over one of the numerous rock outcroppings that have been worn smooth by the waters. Add in the various picnic tables scattered throughout the stretch of trail and you have the components of a fun family outing.
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