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Built as a dirt track back in 1947, Martinsville Speedway is now a well-known racing course that hosts the NASCAR Nextel Cup. For more than half a century, adrenalin-filled fans have watched sports cars zipping past on this track, which is shaped like a paper clip with hairline turns. Pick up a guest guide on your way in, to familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Then arm yourself with your tickets, binoculars and an ice-box, gearing up for some thrilling action. Book your tickets now and cheer the speed demons on their way to victory! The speedway is located about 40 miles south of Roanoke. Check the website for schedule and other details or call +1 877 722 3849 (Toll free).
Bryan Park is a golf complex as well as recreational facility for the entire family, and named after Joseph and Kathleen Bryan, the complex's foremost donors. The Players Course and the Championship Course are two of the most finely designed golf courses in the nation. The Players Course opened in 1974, while the other 18-hole Championship Course opened in 1990. As with most other courses, facilities include clubhouse, pro-shop, as well as golf-range and golf pros to offer help and instructions. The park not part of the courses include volleyball and tennis courts, nine picnic shelters, horseshoe pits and a playground.
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.
Anglers Park is sprawled over 44 acres (17.8 hectares) on the banks of the Dan River. It has demarcated trails for hiking and mountain biking, which pass through lush countryside and along the river. The entire park has WiFi connection due to an antenna so that you can remain in touch with the outside world even while boating or fishing.
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.
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.
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 sports mentioned above, and picnic areas and a wildlife center are also available to the public. The park is open from 8a until sunset.
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.
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.
Named after former Creensboro City Councilmen Vic Higgins when it opened back 1956, the lake itself is a 226-acre municipal reservoir. Fishing is allowed from a boat or pier, as is kayaking and canoeing. Don't worry if you don't have your own boat, kayak or canoe, because you can rent any of these from the park for pretty cheap.