You and your young family have been a perfect fit since opting for your new home in Knightdale at the Knightdale Station new home community. Since your relocation, things have not been as usual locally, as there have been restrictions and seemingly endless guidelines for reasons beyond any of our control. Thus, we have often been focusing our blog on activities nearby in Raleigh, or some beautiful suggestions for a day trip across the state. That being said, there certainly are many fantastic Things to do in Knightdale.
Whether restrictions are lifted or not, the town of Knightdale has become one of the fastest rising towns in all of NC. With its youthful residents and the seemingly endless outdoor activities and destinations, Knightdale has a community that stays busy, stays entertained, and does so while supporting each other. So, are there Things to do in Knightdale? You better believe it; way more than I could even begin to list.
Three Words to Sum Up Things to do in Knightdale…Parks, Parks, and Parks!
Knowing that one of Knightdale’s calling cards is that its lower median age shows that they have many successful young families in town. More youth equals more energy, at least in theory. Well, just like most up and coming NC towns, outdoor activities and space have become the rage. Thus, to start our things to do, we head outdoors and in a few of the beautiful local parks.
Knightdale Station Park
Well, come on now, where else would we start?!? All joking aside, this is not our first park listed in Things to do in Knightdale because you live in this neighborhood and we host their website. It is however first because when the restrictions and outdoor social gatherings and events return, you will see. Basically, this park is the host of almost all social events in. town. Add to this, it’s amazing trails, facilities, playgrounds, and all other things considered. If you’re truly looking for some fun stuff to do in Knightdale, you don’t even need to leave the neighborhood, and a lot of times, residents don’t.
Mingo Creek Park and Trails
For those not familiar, Mingo Creek Park is located at 100 Parkside Commons in Knightdale. Just as with Knightdale Station Park, when it comes to Things to do in Knightdale, each town park we include has its own unique reasons. It’s as though each is its own unique experience. As for the Mingo Creek experience, the park is an 8.2-acre site. The trail follows along the Neuse River and parallels with its greenway trail, giving you access far beyond just Knightdale.
Knightdale Environmental Education Park
Ok, so this is our third and final park in our Things to do in Knightdale listings. So, Knightdale Station Park is known for its great social gatherings and Mingo Creek its greenway. But, the Environmental Education Park also boasts its own unique reasoning for making this list. Sure, this park, located right behind Knightdale Town Hall has a great walking trail, is perfect for a picnic, etc. But it’s the onsite learning areas and overlooks here that truly make this park one-of-a-kind.
Other Things to do in Knightdale? Let’s Keep it Around the Station!
Again, not to toot the hypothetical horn of the amazing Knightdale Station new home community, but this neighborhood is not just like no other in town. It is not an exaggeration when we say the park and surrounding areas at Knightdale Station truly are the “heart and soul” of the town socially. Thus, we will finish up our Things to do in Knightdale with two businesses that have both sprung up in the after steps of Knightdale Station. Both businesses actually sit adjacent to or on Knightdale Station grounds. Consequently, both are serving up in their respective fields exactly what the local public wants.
Oak City Brewing Company
One of our first “neighbors.” Oak City Brewing Company actually runs adjacent to the 76-acre field at Knightdale Station Park and is always host to great events. This dog and pet friendly, family and friend run be brewery has been a hit with locals since opening its doors and will more than likely continue to do so.
Timing isn’t everything, but sometimes timing can really throw you for a loop. Take for example the story of Prime BBQ, another successful business that has opened in the “shadow” of Knightdale Station. Unfortunately for Prime, just a s the buzz hit town for their new BBQ joint, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. Thus, opening was officially delayed, and the restaurant has still been selling out of their product daily since grand opening in the early parts of the COVID confusion. With sellout crowds during a pandemic, we are thinking Prime BBQ, and Oak City for that matter are set to be great neighbors for a long time to come. And by the way, imagine how busy Prime would’ve been if they hadn’t had the COVID restrictions to deal with.
There are So Many More Great Things To Do
Yes, I’m pretty sure that there are many more great Things to do in Knightdale. Ironically, we managed in this list to stay at and around your new home. This gets no argument here, as they are going to choose venues and times for Things to do in Knightdale as they see fit. Likewise, if you already have a home at Knightdale Station, you got plenty that is built right in.
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