Harrison Place, Cary NC

Harrison Place, Cary NC

Harrison Place is a lovely wooded subdivision of custom homes off North Harrison Avenue, in north Cary NC. Originally developed by nearby SAS Institute in the late 1980’s, Harrison Place is in a superb location, central to many points of interest in the Triangle. Downtown Raleigh, NC State University, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, RBC Center arena, Carter Finley Stadium, Umstead Park, RDU Airport, Research Triangle Park, and various other shopping and service opportunities are all within minutes of Harrison Place.


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The North Carolina Zoological Park. A Day at the Zoo!

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The North Carolina Zoological park is an easy day trip from Cary, NC. It is only about 65 miles from our home near Davis Drive in Cary. This post is from 2009, and refreshed a little……… Continue reading The North Carolina Zoological Park. A Day at the Zoo!

Cary NC: Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve



 

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary NC

 

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary NC is a great stop off for a shady stroll in the woods.  And, be careful!  At Hemlock Bluffs, you are always at risk of learning something about nature!

Located south of downtown Cary, at 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is easily accessed from surrounding neighborhoods, and also by visitors to Harold D Ritter Park, via the Swift Creek Greenway.  The Preserve and Stevens Nature Park combined with other parcels owned by the State of North Carolina and the Town of Cary totals well over 100 acres of lovely wooded scenery.

 


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While any shady walk in the woods is nice on a 93 degree Cary Spring day, this stroll is extra nice due to the paths and walkways that were constructed, often supported by local Boy Scouts working for Eagle Scout rank. 

 

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary NC

 

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary NC

 

Additionally, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is home to a lovely stand of Eastern Hemlock trees, which are over 200 miles from their typical growing environment.  The steep north-facing bluffs help buffer the heat of summer and provide the hemlocks a reasonably suitable growing environment.  Recently, the hemlocks were infested with a parasite, and efforts by the Town of Cary and the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs, the parasite was controlled.  Hemlocks are truly a graceful conifer, and that was good news.

 

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary NC

 

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Cary NC

 

Indoor and outdoor classrooms and group educational programs are very popular at Hemlock Bluffs.  The preserve and Nature Park revolve around teaching, learning, and appreciation for the natural surroundings.

 

A fellow with a camera could shoot until his storage was full.  I proved it today:

 


Cameron Park: Custom homes in Apex, NC

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Cameron Park is a mature neighborhood in the center of Apex, NC. Continue reading Cameron Park: Custom homes in Apex, NC

Olde Salem: A quiet neighborhood, just off the beaten path

Olde Salem is a neighborhood off Southwest Cary Parkway in Cary, NC. Olde Salem is located near Bishop’s GateAccess to the neighborhood is via West High Street from the SW Cary Parkway.

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