Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Central NC’s Outdoor Paradise

Home to expansive state parks, local public parks, outdoor recreation facilities and even one of the largest water parks in the Carolinas, the NC Triad is a lush outdoor paradise.

Discover your next adventure here. Go hiking, biking, swimming or fishing at Tanglewood Park, Boone’s Cave Park and Hanging Rock State Park. Try mountain biking, horseback riding, or ATV off-roading on the Uwharrie. Embark on exciting adventures and learn more about your new home with Segway tours at Triad ECO Adventures. Check out all the events offered at Greensboro Downtown Parks.

Families will love the Piedmont Environmental Center, North Carolina Zoo or the All A Flutter Butterfly Farm. Up for a challenge? Visit Safari Nation’s giant indoor obstacle course and zipline for high-speed thrills, or the enormous Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe waterpark for nonstop fun.

Rankings

#6

Best Places for Outdoor Activities in North Carolina (Greensboro)

Niche 2021
#7

Best Places for Outdoor Activities in North Carolina (Winston-Salem)

Niche 2021

Facts & Figures

The NC Triad is home to four gorgeous state parks.

There are 200+ trails spanning 500+ miles.

There are 223 bicycle roads and trails in Greensboro-High Point and Winston-Salem. (ValuePenguin)

Hiking and Biking
Hiking and Biking

Go for a Spin

With over 200 trails that span more than 500 miles, you’re sure to find the adventure you’re seeking in the NC Triad. Salem Lake Trail in Winston-Salem is flat and perfect for novice hikers and bikers. Birkhead Mountains Wilderness in Asheboro is a 5,160-acre oasis on the northern tip of the Uwharrie National Forest, and Sauratown Trail spans 25 miles from Stokes County to Surry County, featuring gorgeous scenery and waterfalls along the way. Looking for something to do indoors during the winter months? Try Rock Box Bouldering in Winston-Salem, with over 2,000 square feet of climbing space.

Watersports
Watersports

Open Water Thrills

With plenty of open water space in the Triad for boating, tubing, swimming, waterskiing, kayaking and canoeing, you’ll never get bored. Uwharrie National Forest is the ideal location for watersports, with plenty of lakes and rivers for these activities. Duckhead Water Sports in Winston-Salem offers boat charters, fishing boat and pontoon rentals, jet ski rentals and more. For fans of canoeing and kayaking, there are plenty of accessible lakes and rivers to paddle, including Lake Brandt, Lake Higgins, Upper Haw River and Lake Townsend.

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