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MARY HAYES BARBER HOLMES PARK 304 Old Rock Springs Cemetery Rd., Pittsboro

This 10-acre neighborhood park has a mix of open fields and wooded areas, a 0.33-mile paved walking trail, rain garden, living-roof gazebo, picnic shelters with grills, misting spray fountain and permeable paver parking. TOWN LAKE PARK 10 529 Hwy. 902, Pittsboro Pittsboro’s first park was also once the home of the town’s water supply. It features the Town Lake, a soccer field, swings, trails, a picnic shelter with grills, a fishing pier and free WiFi. 11

VISTA POINT BLUE AND RED TRAIL 2498 N. Pea Ridge Rd., Pittsboro

Choose between an easy 1- or 3-mile loop hike on a natural surface in the Jordan Lake State Park. The Blue Trail passes by an old tobacco barn and crosses a boardwalk, while the Red Trail winds through the pine and mixed hardwood forests. Both trails start from the Vista Point Campground.

JORDAN LAKE STATE RECREATION AREA 280 State Park Rd., Apex 12

A collection of nine access areas across an undeveloped 14,000acre reservoir. The recreation area offers more than 1,000 campsites, various swim areas, beaches, hiking trails and picnic shelters. Visit ncparks.gov/jordan-lake-state-recreation-area to see which spots are currently open. 13

WHITE PINES NATURE PRESERVE 548 South Rocky River Rd., Sanford

Nestled at the confluences of the Rocky and Deep Rivers, these 275 acres are owned and managed by the Triangle Land Conservancy. Offers great birding in the spring and summer and hosts the world’s largest known population of the Cape Fear shiner, a federally endangered minnow species. Offers 6 miles of hiking trails and a canoe launch site. triangleland.org/explore/ nature-preserves/white-pines-nature-preserve 103

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