6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham, 919-683-1709
This state park covers over 2,600 acres and offers fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking.
13304 Creedmoor Rd., Durham, 919-676-1027
This recreation area is at the edge of a peninsula that extends into Falls Lake and offers camping, swimming, playgrounds, fishing, hiking and picnicking.
2802 Bahama Rd., Bahama, N.C., 919-560-4358
There is great fishing at this scenic lake. It also has primitive camping areas as well as campsites with grills and picnic tables. Boat rentals are available.
919-949-4315, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayaking and canoe rentals are a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
The Raleigh Greenway is an extensive 41-mile network of trails that are great for running, biking, or just checking out the scenery. Most trails feature picnic areas and all are easily accessible.
From Wikipedia: The American Tobacco Trail (ATT) is a 22-mile long trail that runs along an abandoned railroad bed originally built for the American Tobacco Company in the 1970s. The ATT is part of the East Coast Greenway. The trail is a 10-foot wide asphalt paved greenway with gravel shoulders. It is open to walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers and wheelchair users.
With almost 14,000 acres of water, this is a great spot for fishing, boating, windsurfing, as well as camping. The NC Division of Parks and Recreation operates nine recreation areas on the lake —Crosswinds Campground, Ebeneezer Church, Parker's Creek, Poplar Point, Seaforth, Vista Point, Robeson Creek, New Hope Overlook, and White Oak Recreation Area.
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke's West Campus offers 55 acres of walking, picnic areas, botanical gardens, classes for adults, children and families as well as special events and performances.
The university's own course at the Washington Duke was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones and is considered one of the most challenging and picturesque courses in the state. Hillandale offers an inexpensive alternative, and usually doesn't require a tee time.
Lighted Driving Range
The Golf Center
4343 Garrett Road, Durham, 919-403-2255
For the same $5 price for a small bucket, the range at "The WaDuke" boasts better grass and more space. Still, the Golf Center is open until 10 pm, which makes late night swing work a tempting option.
Frisbee, Golf, or Frisbee-Golf
OK, so enthusiasts call it disc golf, not Frisbee golf. Either way, it's a great sport.