Recreational Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities during Guilford Creek Week where you can get out in nature, recreate and learn a bit as well.  Click on the events below to learn more!

Don’t forget to check out our Family Fishing Events and Cleanup Events!

Saturday, March 28

Creek Week Kick-Off Party

  • Gibson Park, 5207 W. Wendover Ave., High Point
  • 10am – 12:30pm
  • Kick off Creek Week with an outdoor party to explore ponds and streams, visit the animals on the ECO Bus, learn about soil and water in Guilford County, make arts and crafts with Reconsidered Goods, hike the trails of Gibson Park and so much more!

Nature Walk with T. Gilbert Audubon Society

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  • Tankersley Dr behind Moses Cone Hospital
  • 10am
  • Take a leisurely stroll around creekside habitats, noting birds and other points of interest. Meet at the entrance along Tankersley Drive. Please contact Jim Eldrett at jimeldrett@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday, March 29

Haw River Night Hike

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  • Haw River State Park, 339 Conference Center Dr, Browns Summit
  • 6pm
  • Take a night hike in the wetlands and discover a new experience at Haw River State Park. Listen for frog and toad calls, watch for river otter or beaver and try to call in bard and screech owls. Red cellophane available if you wish to bring a flashlight. Space is limited and you must contact park office to reserve a spot: 336-342-6163 Extension 503.

Wednesday, April 1

Guided Nat Greene Trail Hike

Family Fishing Day

  • City Lake Park, 602 W Main St, Jamestown
  • 2pm-5pm. 
  • Free event led by the NC Wildlife Commission. Bait and loaner poles provided. No license required.

Saturday, April 4

Lake Shore Trail Walk

  • Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Rd, High Point
  • 10am-12pm.
  • Discover the plants and animals that like the wet and wild side of life as we walk along the Bill Faver Lake Shore Trail. We will get up close to a beaver lodge, dip our nets to collect bugs, fish and tadpoles and scan the shoreline for herons, ducks and kingfishers. Families are encouraged to participate together! Participants need to dress for outdoor adventure. Register with Piedmont Environmental Center by March 30, 2020. $3/person; free for children under 4. Call 336-833-8531 to register or visit https://www.highpointnc.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Piedmont-Environmental-Center-18 for more

Urban Stream Walk and River Watch Training with UNCG’s Dr. Praskievicz and Haw River Keeper Emily Sutton

  • Lake Daniel Park
  • 11am-2pm
  • Come learn about the stream assessment work that was completed at North Buffalo Creek by UNCG students in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. Dr. Praskievicz will discuss the physical habitat and water quality of urban streams and demonstrate the equipment used to perform the assessments. This walk will be followed by a River Watch training with the Haw River Keeper to learn more about the River Watch Program and how to become a volunteer. Please contact Emily Sutton at emily@hawriver.org for inquiries about River Watch and visit: http://hawriver.org/projects/stream-monitoring/ for more information.  
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