With 500 acres of land, Cedarock Park is a fun adventure for the whole family. You will want to explore the historical farm that has been restored to a late 1800s time period. Sheep, goats, mules and cows are just some of the animals you can visit with at the farm. Stroll through the mini town which has a blacksmith house, post office and historic house. Cedarock Park also offers hiking, a playground, equestrian trails, fishing and two disc golf courses. Several shelters at the park are perfect for picnics and family gatherings. Be sure to take a short walk to the old mill dam and see the waterfall flowing over the dam, a great photo opportunity!
The newest trails can be found at the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area where hikers will enjoy rolling piedmont hills, abundant creeks and streams, and some of the best views in the County.
The Haw River Trail is a 70-mile long trail following the path of the Haw River. The Haw River Land Trail also combines with the statewide Mountains-to-Sea trail which allows hikers from across the country to experience the beauty of the Haw River corridor. Over 20 miles of Land Trail are open to the public in Alamance County, offering beautiful views of the river and its plants and wildlife. Along the Haw River you'll have the opportunity to walk, picnic, fish and hike. Check out the many parks and attractions you'll find at various stops along the Haw River including the Saxapahaw General Store.
What better way to explore and exprience the Haw River than by the river trail? You’ll want to rent a canoe or kayak from Haw River Canoe and Kayak. They offer self-guided trips on canoe, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards. if a guided tour sounds fun to you, they offer those too. The guide will give a brief paddling and safety talk before each trip and can help you along the way. The Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co believes in protecting our environment and courses and trips help raise awareness of the need to keep our rivers and trails healthy. To get out on the Haw River is to escape the business of life on shore, and you’ll soon be floating along in relaxation in no time.
A visit to Lake Macintosh Park is a great way to spend the day. Lake Macintosh covers over 1150 acres and has a shoreline of 61 miles. Kayaks, Jon Boats and paddle boats are all available to rent at Lake Macintosh. You’ll enjoy fishing from the water in a boat or from the shore edge, including pier and bank fishing. There are picnic sites with tables and grills as well as open air shelters available for rent. The kids will enjoy playing on the playground and walking along the path leading to the pier. Enjoy viewing the monuments located at the park which consist of decorative engraved memorials dedicated to the American soldiers of the Battles of Clapp’s Mill, Lindley’s Mill, and Pyle’s Defeat, all fought in Alamance County during the American Revolution. Experience a taste of history while you relax by the lake.
This village consists of a cotton mill complex and associated worker housing community, and was built on a 105-acre site along the Haw River between 1880 and 1882. Walk through the village and view the cotton mill which is still standing. The Haw River Trail runs through the Glencoe Historic Mill Village, with beautiful rocks and a historic dam flowing into the river. There are fishing areas and a canoe launch. Pack a lunch and enjoy the walking trails along the river. After your outdoor adventure be sure to check out the Textile Heritage Museum, which houses many historical artifacts from the mill, including a loom and antique collections from the mill community.