We kept seeing marked entrances to Greenways all around Cary and Apex, so one morning Jeff and I drove out to one; there was a small dirt area about 500 feet from the entrance where a few cars could park - not sure if this would be an issue on a weekend when more people might be using the trail, but we were the only car there on the random Tuesday morning a couple of weeks ago. This Greenway was nicely paved, plus there were several wooden boardwalks that went over a wetlands area - it's mostly flat, which of course you know I appreciated. We ran for just over a mile and then turned around and ran a mile back. We were still on the path so we were able to take some pictures:
These signs make it easy to find the entrances to the Greenways.
Jeff was trying to decipher the map...
The maps are pretty detailed and probably make more sense to residents who are familiar with the area, but we did OK with finding our bearings.
One of the boardwalks that went over the marshy wetlands area.
So green! Such trees! Much happiness.
Two-mile selfie with a nice background!
You can see a bit of the marsh here...
Cattails in the marsh - we also saw a giant blue heron but it flew away before I could get a picture. Still, it was quite cool to be so close to one like that!
Beautiful path, perfect for running!
Another boardwalk - we crossed over three of them in the span of one mile.
I asked him to pose for a picture - he responded with the "victory finish line" stance, LOL.
As you can probably tell, we really enjoyed running in North Carolina! And if we lived there, I'd buy a better bike and ride the Greenways and trails on my non-running days. They make it so conducive to lead a healthy outdoor life!