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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.


Hurley Park

Address: 302 W. Franklin St., Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-633-8950
Description: Elizabeth Holmes Hurley Park is a 14-acre public park composed of woodlands, streams, gardens and quiet pathways. It includes collections of hollies and magnolias, a wildflower garden, an azalea garden, and many other plantings which provide year-round interest and beauty. Finely crafted benches and tables, specially designed bridges and distinctive gazebos enhance the gardens.
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