While North Carolina is enjoying a dip in sultry July temps, head out to the beautiful Cape Fear River Trail in Fayetteville, NC (conveniently located near I-95) to take in some fresh air and natural scenery.
The shaded, paved trail is perfect for walking 🚶♀️, biking 🚴♀️ , and running 🏃🏻♀️ anytime of year— and is part of the East Coast Greenway.
My son and I, along with dear friends, hit the trail this morning and had a blast.
With the exception of a couple of minor meltdowns toward the end of our hike from tired little people— the affects of video game 🎮 detox setting in.
Poor Things. 😂
Overall, the hilly trail provides lots of outdoor fun, and challenging hiking and biking.
Not to mention the lovely scenery to include a waterfall!
Dragonflies, lizards, butterflies, caterpillars, and salamanders met us at each curve in the wood’s edge.
As well as a pretty pond decorated with seasonal blooming lily pads inhabited by birds, turtles, frogs, and all types of other wildlife.
CFRT is a great place to walk your dog!
Our canine companion for the day, Major, sniffed out all the sights and scenes 🐕.
We even got to meet an officer with Fayetteville Police Department 👮 monitoring the trail to ensure the public’s safety. Thanks #FayPD ❤️!
According to the Cape Fear River Trail Website, here are some things you should know before you hit the trail:
I will note you should probably bring along bottled water 💦, a small backpack and a cell phone in case of an emergency (and/or a camera to take pictures 📸).
CFRT will be expanding into Historic Downtown Fayetteville in the near future— and connect with Linear Park. This will be an exciting update highlighting the many charming and picturesque sights and scenes in Fayetteville.
Get outside and enjoy this FREE Fayetteville treasure.
Then, treat your sweaty self to a delicious burger and milkshake at Freddy’s across from the Jordan Soccer Complex entryway to the park off Ramsey and Tree Top Drive:
Enjoy your adventure to Cape Fear River Trail!
-Alison Paul Klakowicz
Alison Paul Klakowicz is an Eastern North Carolina native, children’s book author, blogger, podcaster and creative writer. She is a military spouse who resides in Fayetteville, NC with her husband, Adam, and son, Mak.