3 Best Parks for Picnics and Hikes near Winston Salem

Spring will soon be upon us, and there’s nothing like spending time in the great outdoors when the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining. Winston Salem, North Carolina, has some of the most beautiful parks and outdoor recreational areas available for you and your family to enjoy. Here are three parks to explore during your next outdoor excursion.

Miller Park

Miller Park is a great place to spend the day and it has plenty of amenities you can take advantage of while there, including an amphitheater/stage. There is a recreation center, restrooms, drinking fountains, electrical outlets, and a dog waste station for your convenience. If you want to play sports, there is a baseball diamond, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and an open play area. There is a child play area to keep the kids entertained as well.

Two walking trails, one at 0.5-miles long and one at one mile long, allow you to get your steps in before using the grill for cooking up some food. You can enjoy a meal at one of the picnic shelters with the family before heading back home. Miller Park has all you need to have a fun-filled day with your family.

Winston Lake Park

A park with a lake, what could be better? Winston Lake Park offers you all of the features of an excellent park with access to a lake/pond. You can bring along your fishing poles and try your luck, or you can indulge in all the other activities this park has to offer. Grills, picnic shelters, restrooms, electrical outlets, drinking fountains, and a concession stand are available for you to utilize. You can also play baseball, horseshoes, golf, or throw a Frisbee in the open play area.

There is off-street trail access, parking, and a walking trail to take advantage of as well. Your kids can play in the child play area, at the splash pad, or the swimming pool. There is something for everyone at Winston Lake Park.

Washington Park

If you are into fitness and want a place to work on your physic outdoors, Belview Park is the place to go. There is a fitness/par course that is 1.11-miles long and a walking trail where you can get in your cardio. The rest of the family will enjoy the child play area, open play area, grills, picnic shelters, and basketball court.

Restrooms, parking, off-street trail access, electrical outlets, drinking fountains, a dog waste station, and amphitheater/stage are also available for your convenience. Your dogs will love the dog park located in Washington Park, where they don’t have to be leashed, but remember that all other areas require your dogs to wear a leash.

All parks in Winston Salem, North Carolina, are open from sunrise to sunset, and you are required to obey all posted park rules while visiting these parks. There are plenty of other parks in the are that are not mentioned here that you can explore. Get out there and visit all the different parks in the Winston Salem area and choose your favorite ones.

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