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Opened in 1969, the lake was named after former Greensboro City Manager Jame R. Townsend. The lake measures at 1,542 acres, and is the largest of all the city's municipal reservoirs. Sailing and boating is allowed, and so is fishing from either on a boat or pier. If you are fishing, you are probably likely to find either largemouth bass, hybrid bass, catfish, or crappie. If so desired, rowboats, sailboats, or kayaks can be rented out. If you're that much a boating enthusiast, the Lake Townsend Yacht Club is open to the pubic with sailing classes offered during the summer months.
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.
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is a memorial to help educate the public of current and future generations of Charlotte Hawkins Brown's contributions to educating the African American community in Greensboro. The Palmer Memorial Institute was founded by Brown in 1902, and continued educating rural African American youth for 10 years after her death in 1961. Brown named the institution after her mentor Alice Freeman Palmer. There are tours of historic structures such as dormitories and Brown's residence are given, exhibits and audio-visual presentations are also given. Numerous special events celebrated at the site each year, and among them include Brown's birthday, African American History Month, African American Heritage Festival, as well as a Christmas Open House.
Southwest Park affords a fun day out in Guilford County. The 513 acres includes hiking trails, two baseball diamonds, picnic areas, a dog park, and boating and fishing on the Randleman Regional Reservoir. Besides being a recreational area, the park also strives to create natural habitats for native birds, so visitors will see many bird feeders and bird houses sprinkled around the grounds.
Deep River Friends Meeting House and Cemetery is one of the foremost cemeteries across the Guilford County. Though the earliest marking dates back to 1803, this cemetery is deemed to be in existence much before that. The Deep River Friends Memorial Association preserves and maintains this historical burying ground.
Northeast Park is 374 acres of luscious green land and outdoor goodness. Operated by the town of Gibsonville, the park has an art aquatic center and miles upon miles of trails to walk and hike, and even room for an equestrian trail. Those looking for a spooky old time during Halloween, be sure to check out the park's Halloween Trail each October. Fishing is allowed in Bass Pond or Reedy Fork Creek. Likewise, canoes and kayaks can ride down Reedy Fork and Buffalo Creek. Picnic areas and playgrounds as well. An altogether grand day out.