The Triad region of North Carolina is full of great parks and attractions for locals and visitors to enjoy. From giant pieces of furniture to public swimming pools, you will find a little something for anyone in the Triad! Below are some of the top parks and attractions in the Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem area:
High Point is home a lot of amazing places. One of the more entertaining and versatile places to go visit is High Point City Lake Park. Bring your family, friends, people of all ages, and enjoy the large variety of amenities at the City Lake Park. The grounds carry 10 picnic shelters, a playground, swimming pool, the available boating and fishing, and several programs and events throughout the year. Open 7 days of the week from 8 am to 5 pm, year-round (not including some holidays), and also accompanied with a seasonal amusement park (**Opening back up in spring**). The amusement park provided a carousel and train ride, mini-golf, Pontoon boat excursions (up to 30 passengers).
High Point is a very historic city. To help keep all the knowledge of the city’s history intact, the city of High Point provides the High Point Museum. This museum acts as a pinnacle for the protection and preservation of history. In addition to providing a place to learn about the history of High Point, the museum hosts concerts, Jazz events, lunch events, and community reservation projects. The museum has been operating for roughly 50 years. This December 1 of 2019 marked the 47th open house event that the museum hosts every year. Come check out the museum and you might be able to catch one of the fantastic events that go on throughout the year.
Believe it or not, but High Point is holding a world record for the largest dresser. This 19th century dresser, restored from the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, stands over 30 feet tall towering over any vehicle that drives by. In terms of height, this dresser outclasses its next door neighbors (which are literally people’s houses) and acts as the perfect “monument” to represent the Furniture capital of the world. The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers you can find at 508 Hamilton Street of High Point. You may notice a couple of giant socks hanging out of one of the drawers. This is just another form of symbolism with this dresser whereas the socks represent the hosiery industry in the area. The best thing about this is it's completely free to visit, just drive up and enjoy this wacky sight!
Now we just had to add something about the most local and mysterious story around this area, the “Vanishing Hitchhiker.” Lydia: The Ghost of Jamestown Bridge, is said to haunt the underpasses of 2 bridges in Jamestown looking for someone to help her. Legend has it that around 1923 she and a possible date to the local prom (at the time) had gotten into a fatal accident. To this day, the ghost of Lydia waves down to drivers driving by in the hopes for someone to help her get home. Turns out High Point North Carolina is where she is from. Witnesses and sightings have noted that she always appears on a foggy and rainy night, and is always wearing a white gown dress, ready for the prom. However, according to witnesses that have actually experienced her calling them for help, whenever they help her they will look away for a second and then she will have suddenly vanished. Truly an intriguing story, but will anyone ever be able to help poor Lydia get back home?
Over 6.5 miles of natural trails, animal exhibits, educational classes (for all ages), the High Point Greenway and the Bicentennial Greenway converge at the Piedmont Environmental Center, and programs and events that could happen anytime of the year. To make things more flexible, the PEC building and restrooms are open from 9 am to 5 pm, but the trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Talk about the freedom when you get to explore the natural world on your own time. Experience the best of Nature at the Piedmont Environmental Center of High Point.
The layout of Armstrong Park is complete with 2 pickleball courts, 2 available shelters (for picnicking, events, etc.), a playground, a baseball and softball field, and the High Point Greenway attached with a passage leading to the playground. Located right off of East Parkway Ave. of High Point, all 5.3 acres of Armstrong Park provides you with the perfect safe recreational area to hang out with family and friends and participate in some friendly sporting events. Stop by Armstrong Park on any day of the week throughout the year.