Your Guide to Winter Activities in Garner

Even with Raleigh right down the road, you don’t have to travel far to find fun things to do when it comes to Garner, North Carolina. This beautiful Raleigh suburb is just a short drive away from all the culture, history, entertainment and other venues the state capital has to offer.

We have put together a list of fun activities to do this Winter in Garner – keeping you nice and close to home, and offering a little something for everyone. 

Explore The Beautiful Outdoors

Sure, it’s Winter time, but with most daytime temperatures hovering in the 50’s, you can still enjoy some of the beautiful parks in and around Garner. You may not want to go fishing or boating this time of year, but you can still enjoy hiking, trail running and biking when the days are sunny and brisk. Add these parks to your list for beautiful backdrops to your stride or ride:

  • White Deer Park – walk the two miles of paved trails and stop in the Nature Center to see the animal exhibits
  • Lake Benson Park – pack a picnic and head your family to this park right by the lake to explore the trails and pay your respects at the Garner Veterans Memorial
  • Garner Recreational Park – bring your four-legged family member along and stop by the dog park on your way to the trails and playgrounds

Supporting the Arts

Did you know that Garner has a historic district downtown? Go for a leisurely stroll and take in the architecture – we recommend treating yourself to a coffee at Full Bloom Coffee Roasters.You can also plan to meet your friends and neighbors at one of the Food Truck Rodeos they host on Friday nights throughout the year.

Another fabulous option is to attend a concert or show at Garner Performing Arts Center, which offers its Broadway Voices Series as well as children’s theater shows.

On the Move

If it’s too cold outside, head inside for some fun activities you can enjoy with friends and family. Rush Hour Karting features indoor go-kart racing for the competitive types and axe throwing when you need to get out a little aggression.

You can also strap on your blades and show off your skating skills at Polar Garner Ice House. They offer skating lessons and a hockey league in addition to open skating times.

Make It Your Home

These Winter activities are just another reason why Garner is a great place to call home. If you want to look at affordable housing in a family-focused community, visit our mobile home community at Parrish Manor. We offer our residents year-round special events, including Reading in the Park, Halloween Party and Christmas Party with Santa – to name a few. 

Contact us to see what housing options we offer, or call our team directly at (919) 661-1234 to schedule a tour today!