Windsong is a small subdivision within the greater neighborhood of Lochmere, an upscale, suburban community located in Cary, North Carolina. Cary is just a few miles west of Raleigh, the state’s capital, and it is a quiet community full of families, schools, shopping centers, and small businesses. Lochmere is one of the largest neighborhoods in Cary, so large that it has many separate sections including Windsong. Windsong is on the western side of Lochmere and it is bordered by a small community lake.
The weather in Cary is similar to many areas of the southeast. It's hot and humid in the summertime but beautiful during the transitional seasons. Its winters usually hover around the 30 to 40 degree range, but there are still multiple snow days a year. In Cary, you will experience all four seasons every year with a wide variety of temperatures and weather patterns but it is almost always an easy place for dog walking.
Though Windsong is a pleasant subdivision with well-manicured lawns and pretty houses, its terrain is hillier than a lot of places in the Cary area. You can enter the neighborhood from Summerwinds Drive, one of the main streets in Lochmere. If you start walking at the entrance of the neighborhood, you will see the elevation begin to descend every few feet. At the western edge of the neighborhood, there are several cul-de-sacs that all border the community lake and these are at the point of lowest elevation in the neighborhood.
You aren’t likely to experience much foot or street traffic in this part of Lochmere but during rush hour, there will be many cars on the main streets of the neighborhood, especially Summerwinds Drive. If you avoid areas full of commuters during these times, dog walking can be a breeze in this small Cary subdivision.
There are no parks or greenways within the immediate borders of Windsong, but just a few miles south is the Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve. This preserve is large, spanning 23 acres with forests and ample wildlife to be seen. It is a popular place for hiking and walking within Lochmere and is frequented by those within the community and the surrounding area.
Directly to the west of the Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve is the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Stretching for 3 miles, this preserve is similar to Swift Creek and is a popular spot for bird watching and hiking. It also has the Stevens Nature Center which is an educational facility that hosts nature exhibits and historical exhibits from the North Carolina Piedmont. Both of these preserves are bordered by a golf course and walking trails and they are all within a short walking distance of the Windsong subdivision.