Just north of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, the town of Wake Forest is well situated for those who want to spend some time at the lake and reconnect with nature, yet remain close to a big city. Incorporated in 1880, Wake Forest is now considered one of the U.S.A.’s fastest growing suburban areas.
If you are looking to park you Wake Forest RV rental somewhere and get around like the locals do, the Triangle Transit Service is here to help. This bus system operates between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, as well as the surrounding areas, to connect the area together.
Once you book an RV in Wake County, you’ll be able to explore all that the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic region have to offer. You’ll be able to see pristine beaches, rolling hills, and lakesides galore. You can see this splendor all while enjoying some Southern home-style cooking.
The Great Outdoors
The Carolinas are a relatively untapped region of natural beauty, often overlooked in favor of the Appalachians to the west and the Florida beaches and tropics to the south. The Wake Forest region is no exception. Surrounded by natural beauty just waiting to be discovered, choosing to secure an RV rental in Wake Forest, North Carolina opens up a world of opportunity.
Just west of town is the Falls Lake State Recreation Area. This state park features miles of shoreline and trails in and around the surrounding forests. If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge, the Mountain-to-Sea State Trail runs straight through the park. If you’re not afraid of heights and want to see more of the beauty of the region, you can book a seat on a flyover tour of the park and just relax as you take in the landscape below. Even better, if you enjoy your time at Falls Lake, you can reserve a powered campsite and hook up the Wake Forest motorhome rental.
Just two and a half hours to the west is the Morrow Mountain State Park near Albemarle. In the Uwharrie Mountain Range, the park offers a variety of trails, from leisurely trails around the lake and through the forests to hiking up Morrow Mountain itself. Or maybe after a morning of hiking up Morrow Mountain, you may want to head to the boathouse at Lake Tillery and rent out a canoe or kayak for the afternoon. There are campsites with electrical hookups spread throughout the park so that you can spend a night or two if you want to allow yourself ample time to explore the wonders of the Uwharrie Mountain region.
The Carolina Outer Banks are quickly gaining popularity and luckily enough, the Outer Banks are just a three and a half hour drive to the east, near Nags Head. You can spend your days on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the sound of the waves. Or, you can take a self-guided tour of all of the area’s picturesque lighthouses. You can even go horseback riding on the beach. No matter what you choose to do, the Outer Banks are sure to offer you the perfect dose of “island time” that everybody needs every now and again.
Just about every state park in the area offers electrical hookups for RVs, so if there is a particular state or national park you think you’ll want to spend time in, you’ll likely be able to find a site for the Wake Forest camper rental. Some of the best places to find a site are at one of the several camping locations within Falls Lake State Recreation Area. This is a nice place to set up your RV rental near Wake Forest. You can reserve one of the over 400 powered sites throughout the park. Even better, all of these sites are within a reasonable distance from restrooms, showers, and dump stations.
If you’re looking for something a little more central to the North Carolina “triangle” of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, then Triangle RV Park may be a good fit. Even though it is a little ways away from Wake Forest, the park is situated in between Durham and Chapel Hill. You will have a powered site with access to WiFi, laundry facilities, a repair shop, and sprawling lawns.
Explore the City
After you’ve driven your Wake Forest rental motorhome all over North Carolina, it may be time to explore the town. This ever-growing suburban area has plenty to offer its visitors.
A popular spot, especially if you are traveling with children, is Winterpast Farm. Here, you can pet and feed a variety of farm and local woodland animals such as goats, pigs, llamas, and even deer. You can learn about how a farm operates as you observe the comings and goings of this working farm.
If you want to learn a little more about the area, try visiting the Wake Forest Historical Museum. You can see hand-made furniture from eras gone by, learn about the local history and the beginnings of the town, and even learn about the Wake Forest College sports teams. With constantly rotating exhibits, you’re sure to find something appealing to you.
After you’ve finished your self-guided tour of North Carolina, be sure to treat yourself to some Carolina-style BBQ: pork with a tangy BBQ sauce. You’re probably going to need to grab a few extra napkins!