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3/22/08 12:58 P

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Another option is the 2 mile trail around Lake Pine in Apex Community Park. Lake Pine access is either from Lake Pine Road -- there's a parking lot off of Lake Pine between US-64 and Cary Parkway, but closer to US-64. The other access is off of Laura Duncan Road bewtween US-64 and Old Apex Road. At the moment, access to the paved trail from the parking lot off of Laura Duncan road is blocked by some paving work. They are making access to the trail ADA accessible. You can make your way through a short section of woods to the trail if you are so inclined, but I don't think it would be that much fun in roller blades.

There's more parking on the Laura Dunca access side than on the Lake Pine access side. Parking can be nonexistent on a very pretty day (like today) on the Lake Pine side.

The down side of the Lake Pine trail is that there is one pretty good hill on the Lake Pine Road side (between mileage markers 1.75 and 2.0) and two less challenging hills on the opposite side (between mile markers 1.25 and 1.5). It is paved though and I have seen many roller bladers out there, and many folks walking dogs. In the later morning -- 10am or so--it can get pretty crowded.

The up side of going over there is that there's always something interesting to see on the lake -- the turtle log at the .5 mile post and between .25 and .5 you'll see that the pair of swans have their nest. Pretty soon there will be duckings and goslings and hopefully the swans will have a set of cygnets.

Edited by: VBALLJOAN at: 3/22/2008 (13:01)
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3/18/08 7:41 P

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Thanks a lot! I will definately check it out, hopefully soon :)

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3/18/08 7:18 P

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Hi!
I am not a rollerblader, but the trail from Cary Parkway to Bond Lake is asphalted and pretty flat. They are in the process of extending that into the MacArthur Park area and it will give you a little more surface. My dog Jett and I walk that area on weekends and really enjoy. Maybe we will see you out there sometime.

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3/17/08 10:32 P

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Hi all! I just moved here from Florida and I am looking for some places in the Cary area to rollerblade. I have seen the Skate Park, but that seems to be for kids. I am looking for a relatively FLAT area that I can take the dogs and rollerblade for a few miles with out hitting too much traffic or hills.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

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