Smithfield | Buffalo Creek Greenway
The $1.2 million Buffalo Creek Greenway opened in 2010, creating a fun and functional link between Bob Wallace Kiddie Park and Smithfield Community Park, featuring the Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center, a 2-year-old 71,000-square-foot facility featuring an 8-lane indoor pool, splash park, indoor track, gym, racquetball and more.
Though only 3.3 miles in length, the Buffalo Creek Greenway is a good destination for families with young kids on bikes. The trail starts from the Bob Wallace Kiddie Park (and Riverside Cemetery — always good sightseeing) follows the Neuse River, passing the Neuse Little Theatre, before heading up Buffalo Creek to Smithfield Community Park. Spend time playing at the Aquatics Center, or return along the greenway to downtown Smithfield for a matinee at the historic Howell Theatre (“Home of the $3.00 movie”), a visit to the Ava Gardner Museum, or to simply explore the historic homes on wide, bike-friendly streets.