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You won’t need to search out a park when you stay at The Fearrington House Inn — right outside your room are meadows, walking paths, gardens and even a croquet lawn. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star inn is surrounded by enough outdoor space to keep even the most ardent nature lover satisfied. But should you desire a formalized romp through nature, head to the North Carolina Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill or the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. At the botanical gardens, you’ll find wooded nature trails and several habitat gardens. At Duke Gardens, water features, formal gardens, a Japanese teahouse and fields for picnics and Frisbee-playing capture a more active audience.
There is a wonderful park that is within walking distance of The Fearrington House Inn. Created as a memorial to the owner’s late wife, Jenny Fitch, the park is an oasis of wonderful plants and trees that she loved with meandering water features and walking trails.