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A-Maze-ing Fun: Corn Mazes

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Casey Toth

Cary, NC- Looking for some local fun now that the Fair is over, but the weather makes you want to be outside? Try one of our local Corn Mazes.  Our Photo Intern, Casey Toth, took a trip to the one created at the Phillips Farm located at  6701 Good Hope Church Road. Read more

Day-Tripping to the Beach

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – When we tell folks we day-trip to the beach, sometimes they react with surprise. “Where do you go,” they ask. “How long does it take?”

Herein, I will tell all about our secret North Carolina beach spot, just a short trip from Cary. Read more

Cary Parks #7: Heater Park

Part 7 in our Cary Parks Series.

Cary, NC — As one of Cary’s two open-space parks, Heater Park provides a more subdued experience than can be found at most of the Town’s other offerings. In fact, it is easy to mistake Heater Park as an undeveloped lot of land in a quiet, downtown neighborhood. The long tract of lush landscape consumes but a mere 1.5 acres, yet it has much to offer for town citizens. Read more

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

By Michele McKinley. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – It’s summer time, and the livin’ is easy!

Whether you’re planning a “staycation” or just looking for a checklist of awesome things to do and places to go right here in Cary (and the surrounding area) this summer, Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) offers 10 ideas for you. Read more

Jordan Lake Boat Rentals

Our friend Julie Roland, a Pittsboro Realtor, has a great blog called Route 64 Journal. This story was first published in July of 2010 and has proven extremely popular.

Cary, NC – Realtors are expected to be experts in their communities. I’m always collecting info about schools, restaurants, events, kids sports and more. But one of the most frequent questions I get is: “Can you rent a boat on Jordan Lake?”

Yes, you can. But the info is a little hard to gather. And Jordan Lake is in my backyard – literally five minutes away from Monterrane.

So here’s a quick list of some good resources for various kinds of boat rental on Jordan Lake – fishing boats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaking and canoeing. Something for everyone. Read more

Cary Parks #5: Marla Dorrel Park

Part 5 in our Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC — Home of the award-winning Kid’s Together Playground, Marla Dorrel Park breaks the mold of the typical suburban park.  There are many unique elements to Marla Dorrel including a dragon climbing structure (named KATAL), progressive design elements and landscaping, and management by a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit group.

After many years of visiting this park, I am still amazed at the incredible variety and quality of features packed into the 2 acre playground. Read more

Cary Parks #2: Thomas Brooks Park

Part 2 in our Cary Parks series.

Cary, NC — At Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, world-class baseball players sharpen their skills next to kids climbing on the monkey bars and families picnicking beneath a shelter. With perfectly manicured grass and top notch facilities, it’s a municipal park like few others in the world. Read more