Walk Lake Johnson + El Cerro's

Share a walk on the Lake Johnson Park eastern loop on the Saturday of the Winter Solstice. This paved loop is 2.8 miles long which is a little longer than Shelley Lake loop. Last time, we went counter-clockwise, we will reverse it this time and do the easy bits first.

We will assemble at the Avent Ferry Road parking area that is across the lake up Avent Ferry Road from the boathouse at Noon. If you are coming South on Avent Ferry you would cross the lake and parking will be on your left. It is the parking lot closer to Tryon Road. In case of bad weather, the cancellation will be posted here.


If you are familiar with NC State University, you know where this is already. It is on Avent Ferry Road which is easily accessible from Western Boulevard.

If you are not yet familiar with this part of Raleigh, the park is easy to get to off of I-40 at the Gorman Street exit. Go South on Gorman: turn left from the exit if you are coming from the East; turn right from the exit if you are coming from the West. Take Gorman to Tryon Road just a block away. Turn right onto Tryon Road. Avent Ferry Road is the second right and the parking lot is just after you pass back over I-40. 

Please message Roger if you don't understand and want more extensive directions. He will try to remember to check his phone this time.


We went to Sammy's up near Mission Valley Shopping Center last time. Let's try: 

El Cerro's Mexican -- authentic Mexican food.

El Cerro's @ 2217 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 

Note on Restrooms:

I called the manager of the park and he was surprised that the restrooms were closed when we went there last time. He said they should have been available from dawn to dusk and he would look into it. He said to ask at the concession stand if they were locked.


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  • Irwin S.

    The walk was really great! The company was spectacular. And the food was muy rico!

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Dare

    Enjoyed the walk, the weather, the food, and and the company. Great way to spend an afternoon!

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Catherine D

    Wonderful! Loved the margarita, food, company, and BEAUTIFUL day! 3 miles in about an hour. I think that is pretty good!!

    December 21, 2013

  • Laura

    Very enjoyable walk on a beautiful day with a nice group. Loved my bargain margarita too!!

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Roger A.

    It was great to see a good crowd out for the walk today at Lake Johnson. The trails were full of people and furry friends. The weather was wonderful. It was good to see some new people too. El Cerro's was excellent. It will definitely be on our list of places to go after the walks.

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Sorry to have to cancel. I will look forward to catching up with you all after the holidays.

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Roger A.

      It is going to be a beautiful day too. Enjoy, Roger

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Laura

    Weather is looking good for Saturday, 70's☀️☀️☀️

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Nick V.

    maybe--if weather permits

    December 14, 2013

  • Roger A.

    I called the guy at the park and he didn't know anything about a closure of the trail or the bridge. Maybe this was something in the past or in the future. I think we are okay if the weather cooperates.

    December 13, 2013

  • Catherine D

    What's going on with the bridge? When are they closing it? Are we going to be able to walk around the lake?

    December 13, 2013

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