Rowan County is a haven for outdoor lovers. With plenty of parks, rivers, and lakes, there are an abundance of ways to spend your days outside with family.

1. Picnic at Dan Nicholas Park

Complete with an aquarium, nature center, paddle boats, a carousel and more, this is the perfect spot to picnic and play with the kids.

2. Spend a Day on High Rock Lake

Paddle boarding, kayaking and more await on this pristine, 15,000-acre lake.

3. Take a Hike at Dunn’s Mountain

Experience spectacular views, nice bird watching and great hiking at this peaceful park.