Best places to visit in the Triangle, Sandhills this summer

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Looking to explore the outdoors?

Here are some beautiful places to visit in the Triangle and Sandhills areas.

Cumberland County

Circle M Farms
Location: 216 Menscer Dr. Hope Mills, NC
Phone: (910) 423-3867
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Offers horse riding lessons. Call for lesson times
Horses available on site for trail riding

Zipquest
Location: 533 Carvers Fall Rd. Fayetteville, NC
Phone: (910) 488.8787
Prices vary
Zip through the trees of Fayetteville
The longest zip line on the course runs over 800 feet

Harnett County

Cape Fear River Adventures
Location: 100 South Main St. Lillington
Phone: (919) 495-5555
Activities available: Kayaks, canoes, rafting, tubing
Prices vary

Durham County

Duke Lemur Center
A site focused around the research of Lemurs and their conversation, enjoy seeing Lemurs and learning about the importance of the center
Tours by reservation only. Call (919) 401-7240
Open year-round from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Little River Lake
Available for Rent: Fishing, motor, rowboats
Pricees vary

Orange County
University Lake
Available for rent: Kayaks, canoes, flat-bottomed boats
Fees vary
Lake opens 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Cane Creek Reservoir
Available for rent: Kayaks, canoes, flat-bottomed boats
Fees vary
Lake opens 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Wake County
Bass Lake Park
Available for Rent: canoes, rowboats, Jon Boats
Price: $5-$10 per hour
Canoes only available after 5 p.m. weekdays starting mid-June through mid-August
Must be 16 or older to rent

Fred G. Bond Metro Park and Boathouse
Available for rent: pedal boats, sunfish sailboats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes
Price: $8-11
Rentals are available 7 days per week June-August; Saturday and Sunday April/May; Sept/October
Must be 18 to rent a boat

Go Ape Raleigh
Location: 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd. Raleigh
Phone: (800) 971.8271
Prices vary
Soar the skies of Raleigh in a tree top adventure park

Lake Benson ParkAvailable for rent:jon boats, kayaks, canoes
Price: $4-$8 per hourfnew
Rentals are Friday- Sunday Mid-March- October. No service during July/ August)
Playgrounds, hiking, picnic areas, trails also available.
Lake Crabtree County Park
Available for rent: kayaks, peddle boats, paddle boards, rowboats, canoes.
Price varies with $20 deposit
Rentals are available Friday-Sunday
Must be 18 to rent a boat. Hiking and biking trails also available

Lake Johnson Park
Available for rent: Jon Boats, kayaks, paddleboards, rowboats, canoes, sunfish sailboats
Price:$4-$10 per hour
Rentals are available 7 days per week
Must be 16 to rent a boat.
Hiking and biking trails also available

Lake Wheeler Park
Available for rent: Jon Boats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats
Price varies with a $20 deposit (cash only)
Must be 16 to rent a boat
Water sport activities allowed (skiing, tubing), no swimming

TreeRunner Raleigh
Location: 12804 Norwood Rd. Raleigh
Phone: (919) 410.7347
Hours: Monday- Wednesday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7); Thursday- Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (last ticket sold at 9); Sunday- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4)
Season pass options available.
Prices vary.
Hop through the treetops on a jungle gym in the sky on a nearly 2-acre plot of land. A junior course and advanced courses are available

Umstead State Park
Available for rent: canoes and rowboats
Price: $5 per hour. cash or check only
Must be 16 years old to rent
Rentals are available Saturday and Sunday May 5 - Sept. 30.
Hiking, runner, biking, and horseback riding also available
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