Winston-Salem | Salem Lake/Salem Creek/Strollway trails
A classic urban/sylvan escape, this network gives you a taste of downtown Winston-Salem, a taste of the woods surrounding Salem Lake, a taste of history at Old Salem and a taste of what must be half the parks — Reynolds, Civitan, Washington — in town.
The 6.8-mile natural surface trail around linear Salem Lake is smooth (save for a tree root or rock that may surprise you from the shadows) and suitable for most bikes, including kids. That trail connects on the west end with the Salem Creek Trail, which connects the lake and three parks, and ties into the Strollway, a 1.2-mile paved (with small stones; like a cobblestone path for bikes) that ends in downtown Winston-Salem.
Make a day of the network, or take advantage of various access points to explore specific sections.