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Outdoors & Sports Canoeing on High Rock Lake in Salisbury-Rowan County, North Carolina

North Carolina Parks, High Rock Lake, Nature Preserves & More

Salisbury-Rowan County offers an ample selection of choices for some of North Carolina’s best outdoor recreation. The Yadkin River Trail is one of North Carolina’s favorite canoe and kayaking paths and connects to High Rock Lake. High Rock and Tucker Town Lakes provide excellent fishing and boating opportunities. Don’t worry if you don’t have a boat, boating supplies and rentals are available at Tamarac Marina.

Eagle’s Nest and Dunn’s Mountain Nature Preserves offer beautiful hiking, eco-exploration and bird watching prospects. Salisbury-Rowan County has a total of 24 North Carolina parks, featuring a variety of playgrounds, walking trails, bicycle routes and paths, as well as a Disc Golf course

The North Carolina Quarter Midget Speedway has a busy weekend racing season April through November. There is plenty of opportunity for personal athletic activities, e.g. biking, fitness, golf, swimming and boating or fishing year-around in Salisbury-Rowan County.

In the Yadkin Valley Wine Region you can also experience the North Carolina outdoors through a culinary excursion to the Old Stone Vineyard and Winery.

Dunn's Mountain Park

Address: 1740 Dunns Mountain Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146
With a donation from Friends of the Mountain and a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant and generosity of the Land Trust For Central North Carolina, this property is the newest Rowan County Park.
Days of Operation and Times December, January, February - 1 weekend per month, will advertise when - Saturday 11 to 4 PM and Sunday 12:30 to 4 PM
March - 2 weekends per month, will advertise when - Saturday 11 to 6 PM and Sunday 12:30 to 6 PM
April and May Friday - Saturday 11 to 7 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 7 PM June, July, August - Wednesday – Saturday 11 to 8 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 8 PM September - Friday – Saturday 11 to 7 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 7 PM October, November - Friday – Saturday 11 to 5 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 5 PM
Transportation to the top of mountain is available Saturday and Sunday only during operating hours.

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