My Day in Cary, NC

After spending a day in Cary, NC, I felt like I had just been in a movie about some utopian wonderland. I started out my day by checking out the Cary Chamber of Commerce to get ideas for where to start.

With many options to choose from in a town that is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country, I decided to begin my day with a focus on nature at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Walking through the visitor center was like taking crash courses in science and nature. The park offers an escape from traffic that includes well-kept trails wrapping around diverse plants. The Eastern Hemlock trees grow there even though North Carolina is hundreds of miles from where most other Hemlocks flourish.

When my nature hike was complete, I spent hours eating and shopping at a variety of businesses that have sprouted within a town that has more than doubled in size in the last thirty years. After the sun went down, I joined some friends to play golf at a lighted par-3 course just a few miles from the Hemlock Bluffs. It’s called Knight’s Play. Swinging a club on that beautiful piece of former farmland was a perfect finish to a day that is worth playing in my memory again.


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