Where to paddle: Greensboro

Lake Brandt

If you like lake paddling, you’ll love Greensboro. Manmade lakes abound in the town O. Henry called home. While drinking water is reason behind most of them, recreation has been a valued side benefit. Lake Brandt (along with fellow watershed lakes Higgins and Townsend) is a big-water fave; also popular are the smaller Randleman Reservoir, High Point Lake and Oak Hollow Lake. And if it’s a river paddle you seek, despair not: the upper reaches of the Haw River are a half hour east.

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High Point Lake/City Lake Park
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Jamestown, 20 minutes from downtown Greensboro
Time to complete: 1-2 hours
More info here.

Oak Hollow Lake
Difficulty: Easy
Location: High Point, 25 minutes from downtown Greensboro
Time to complete: 1-2 hours
More info here.

Randleman Regional Reservoir
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Greensboro, 20 minutes from downtown
Time to complete: 1-2 hours
More info here.

Upper Haw River: Shallow Ford Natural Area
Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Burlington, 35 minutes from downtown Greensboro
Time to complete: 3 hours
More info here.

Lake Brandt
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Greensboro, 15 minutes from downtown
Time to complete: 1 to 3 hours
More info here.

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