Montgomery Estates is quiet country setting with 35 spacious home sites for people looking to settle down for a comfortable life. Once home to textile, cotton, and hosiery mills, it still maintains the small-town southern charm that is equally attractive and endearing. This town still sports many of the classical architecture that is reminiscent of turn-of-the-century commercial buildings and the fine old houses built back in the day.

With just 2,023 people as of the 2010 census, it is a homely place. This is especially so as Franklinton has an active football program. Home to the Red Rams and an annual Fall Soccer league, youth are constantly encouraged to stay active in a holistic education program in both elementary and middle school.

For anything else, Montgomery Estate is located an accessible 25 miles from downtown Raleigh and 10 miles from Wake Forest. This combines the benefits of small town living with the convenient of amenities from big cities.

However, for parents, one of the most important things to consider is what you can do with your children on the weekends. We have compiled a list of the most interesting kids’ attractions nearby, read on to find out more!

Louisburg College’s de Hart Botanical Gardens

Open to the public from sunrise to sunset, the De Hart Botanical Gardens are an immersive way to introduce your kids to the splendors of nature. The large gardens that span across 92 acres features many opportunities for learning, such as the museum that is near the Lake Area trail. Whether you are interested in flora and fauna, geology or even history, the de Hart Botanical gardens has a little bit of everything for the whole family. As an all-season park, you can visit at any time of the year. However, it is particularly beautiful between March and May when the flowers are blooming. Do take note that the grounds are not all stroller friendly before planning your visit.

Haunted Forest at Panic Point

Rated North Carolina’s number one haunted house, the Haunted Forest at Panic Point is a must-go for older kids! Featuring five haunted attractions with 36 different scenes, it is sure to be an exhilarating night. Rated PG-13, children under eight are not allowed into the amusement park and kids between nine and 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All attractions in the Haunted Forest at Panic Point are scary so do note to check comfort levels before booking. Book on Thursdays for better deals!

Lake Rogers Park

For the more faint-hearted, a quiet day by the lake at Lake Rogers Park will seem like a perfect alternative. Whether you want to dip your toes into the water, paddle in a boat, play at the playground or just watch the sunset, Lake Rogers Park will have amenities catering to you!

This list is not exhaustive, there so many more activities to be explored! Be prepared to be spoilt for choice as you explore a different part of the area around Montgomery Estates every day.