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Get out and discover Greensboro when you explore the Downtown Greenway. The Downtown Greenway is a 4-mile route that is perfect for walking, running or biking. An added plus is that the greenway takes you through many of the historic and interesting sights that Greensboro has to offer. Hop off the greenway to grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous local restaurants or do some shopping, then when you are done just get back on and continue your pleasant afternoon out.
Wild Turkey Trail is a 4.5-mile long route that is perfect for both hiking and biking. Bikers especially love this trail, with its many challenging features. There are moguls, pyramids made of of logs, multiple bridges and a rock jump for riders to contend with. The trail also leads to access to the Lake Brandt Marina, making this a popular place for water-lovers as well. Please note that the marina is closed on Tuesdays.
Lake Brandt is a reservoir located north of the city center and was named after Leon Brandt, who was Greensboro's mayor from 1907-1908. Visitors can rent rowboats, kayaks and canoes, and if you want to bring your own vessel you can launch it at one of the three ramps around the perimeter of the lake. Fishers will be able to catch catfish and bass.
Greensboro's Owl's Roost Trail is a paradise for bikers. Complete with numerous twists and turns, this 4.3-mile trail makes for quite the workout. More difficult than other bike trails in the area, this route is not recommended for beginners. In addition to the original trail, an extra mile of old fire lanes have been made into trails, making this place an even more exciting experience. Hiking is also allowed on this trail, with the lush surroundings making for a beautiful time out.
Bur-Mil Park is located on the shores of Lake Brandt in Guilford County. The premises include a swimming pool that is used for local swim meets, a clubhouse that can be rented for corporate or social events, a golf course, tennis courts, and trails for hiking or biking. Visitors to the park can take lessons in any of the aforementioned sports, and picnic areas and a wildlife center are also available to the public.
The Bald Eagle Mountain Bike Trail is a 4-mile route that goes along the shores of beautiful Lake Higgins. Located about 8-miles outside of Greensboro, the trail is perfect for biking and is a relatively easy hike. The trail is located in a beautiful area, with tall trees all around and ample wildlife. You might even see a bald eagle when you are out here - just make sure you bring your camera to document it.
Hagan Stone Park is 409-acres (165.55 hectares) of lush, scenic campground and recreational facility. The park is open for camping all year-round with sites available either in wooded or open sites for tents, RVs, or trailers. Groups of up to 40 people can be reserved, with 8 miles (12.87 kilometers) of trails for walking, biking or hiking. Picnic shelters can also be reserved. In fact, reservations are encouraged if so desired.
Triad Park, located to the west of Greensboro, spans 426 acres (172.40 hectares) of meadows and woods. Visitors can enjoy the horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts, softball field and soccer fields for a small fee, or they can choose to tackle one of the many hiking trails in the park. The catch-and-release fishing pond is stocked with small fish. Reservations for picnic shelters and Woodland Hall should be made well in advance. The park is open from 7a daily, and closes at different times depending on the season.