Fred G. Bond Metro Park

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Enjoy running or biking on the greenways and the wooded trails or boating on Bond Lake while at Bond Park. The Town of Cary park located off of High House Road has 310 acres centered around a man made lake and is a hub of the greenway system with other single track and wider trails in the wooded areas.

For either runners of bikers there are two exiting greenways and two future greenways that connect the park to other areas. The White Oak Greenway head west towards the American Tobacco Trail while the Black Creek Greenway heads northeast towards Crabtree Lake County Park and Umstead State Park. The future Crabtree Creek Greenway, with an existing paved section within the park, will follow the waterway to same two locations. The Swift Creek Greenway will follow the path of a current dirt trail and head south towards the Apex Community Park. You can view nature as you jog or crank your pedals for miles alongside streams and through adjacent neighborhoods.

Within the park, there are interconnected dirt trails that are for mountain bikers and trail runners that meander through the trees and share sections of paved greenways. The Lake Trail encircles the lake with the south side being single track. The Pine Cone Trail is a wide mulch covered loop on the eastern side and the Paw Paw Trail for dogs is a shorter trail around the community center. For competitors, there are a few 5K races held every year on these trails. All of the greenways and trails meet at the trailhead kiosk that is in the lower left of the picture.

For those that want to be on the water there is boating on the dammed section of Crabtree Creek. The boathouse has pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats and row boats to rent and a beach and boat dock, seen on the lake in the photo, to launch them into the water.

 

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