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Things to do in North Carolina - Coldwell Banker HPW

Living in North Carolina offers residents amazing access to some of the best-hidden gems in the region. Our real estate agents love discovering new and exciting activities around the state. With so many great natural spaces, museums and sites to explore, you can spend weekend after weekend falling in love with everything the Triangle and surrounding towns have to offer. Here are ten of our favorite hidden treasures.

  1. Apex Nature Park & Seymour Athletic Fields — 2600 Evans Rd., Apex, NC 27502
    Get up and active at Apex Nature Park & Seymour Athletic Fields near Apex homes for sale. There are over 160 acres of space featuring a playground, multi-use trails, a dog park, picnic area and various courts for soccer, tennis and other sports.
  2. Maple View Farm — 6900 Rocky Ridge Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    The award-winning Maple View Farm sells the Triangle's highest quality milk and ice cream made fresh for you. Located near Chapel Hill homes for sale, visit their creamery to taste one of their seventeen delicious flavors.
  3. Carolina Tiger Rescue — 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312
    Enjoy a wondrous experience while supporting wildlife preservation at Carolina Tiger Rescue. Close to Pittsboro homes for sale, you can take a tour and get up close and personal with twelve species of gorgeous cats including cougars, cheetahs, lions, tigers and more!
  4. Videri Chocolate Factory — 327 W. Davie St. Sweet 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Looking for a tasty adventure? Head to the Videri Chocolate Factory not far from Raleigh homes for sale. Make a beeline to their chocolate counter to sample and purchase their handmade treats or grab a cup of coffee from their café after you tour their amazing factory.
  5. Duke Lemur Center — 3705 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705
    Did you know that the largest sanctuary of lemurs is located right down the road from Durham homes for sale? The Duke Lemur Center has a diverse collection of lemurs that you can view and learn about on an educational tour.
  6. Knightdale Environmental State Park — 950 Steeple Square Ct., Knightdale, NC 27545
    Just around the corner from Knightdale homes for sale, the Knightdale Environmental Park is a great place to get away from the city and enjoy the fresh air. Walking trails guide you to serene overlooks, a quaint pond and public art displays.
  7. Fantasy Lake Scuba Park — 3601 Quarry Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Get a more in-depth look at North Carolina's natural beauty at Fantasy Lake Scuba Park. Not far from Wake Forest homes for sale, this 50-acre lake is used exclusively for scuba diving. Whether you're an experienced diver or willing to learn, Fantasy Lake is known by many as the Scuba Mecca of the region.
  8. Mebane Historical Museum — 209 W. Jackson St., Mebane, NC 27302
    The Mebane Historical Museum is a fantastic way to spend the day near Mebane homes for sale. This interesting nonprofit organization collects, preserves, and displays the cultural and historical relics of Mebane's past. 
  9. Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex — 171 Tradition Trl. Ste. 207, Holly Springs, NC 27540
    Grab your wheels and roll into an awesome afternoon at Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex. Bikes, mountain bikes, skateboards, scooters, and inline skates are all welcome in this sprawling skatepark near Holly Springs homes for sale.
  10. Garner Performing Arts Center — 742 W. Garner Rd., Garner, NC 27529
    The Garner Performing Arts Center located within a few miles of great Garner homes for sale. This great venue in the heart of the historic district offers affordable entertainment for audiences of all ages.

For help finding a beautiful home close to these hidden gems, contact us today!10 North Carolina Treasures in Your Backyard

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