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Jog on the Greenway, stroll through a park, or explore one of the best zoos in the country.
Greensboro Trails & Greenway
Greensboro's Parks & Recreation Department manages over 65 miles of trails throughout the city. This system of trails is comprised of natural trails that surround our reservoirs, paved greenways that traverse linear parks and trails that are found in our parks and gardens. The paved Lake Daniel Greenway is adjacent to the O.Henry, great for walking, biking and running. This two mile paved trail connects with the Latham Park Greenway for another 1.5 miles. Download a PDF map of the Lake Daniel & Latham Park Greenway. And use a Google Map with all the Greensboro Greenways.
Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden & David Caldwell Historic Park
A long-time Greensboro favorite, the garden features flowering and deciduous trees, shrubs and annual beds containing mass and design plantings that bring color to the garden throughout the year. Only a mile from the O.Henry.
Adjacent to the Bicentennial Garden, the natural beauty of this swampy area has been developed into a striking exhibit featuring a half-mile, elevated wooden walkway that provides easy access through the garden. See more than 8,000 trees, shrubs, ferns, bamboo and wildflowers. Only a mile from the O.Henry.
See nine different labeled plant collections, special garden displays and distinctive features within a 17-acre portion of Lindley Park. The natural beauty of this area is inviting and the planted collections provide appeal throughout the year. Only two miles from O.Henry!
The park offers two stocked fishing lakes, pedal boats, three playgrounds, picnic shelters, softball field and a paved two-mile loop for jogging, hiking and bicycling. Located three miles from O.Henry Hotel. It connects to Guilford Courthouse Military Park.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
This 200-acre park has hiking trails and a paved walking and biking loop amongst its 28 monuments of soldiers, statesmen, and patriots of the American Revolution that honors the site of the 1781 battle in Greensboro. Located four miles from O.Henry Hotel.
Wet 'N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park
The largest water park in the Carolinas and one of the top 12 in the United States offers more than 35 rides and attractions. The park provides incredible, exciting summer fun! Thunder Bay, one of only four tsunami (giant wave) pools in the country, makes massive, perfect waves. Enclosed slides, drop slides, tube rides and cable glides provide thrills for all ages and sizes. Two great children's areas and a drifting lazee river complete the fun for everyone.
North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro
Located 35 miles south of the O. Henry Hotel is the nation's largest and finest walk-through natural-habitat zoo features more than 1,100 animals and 60,000 plants in its African and North American sections. The Streamside exhibit recreates North Carolina's stream wildlife from the mountains through the Piedmont region and coastal plain.
Stoney Creek Golf Club
“Your Escape to What You Deserve”
Located 14 Miles from the O.Henry Hotel with resort quality and affordable pricing. Club services and amenities include: 18 Hole Championship Golf Course; Warm and Inviting Clubhouse; Elegant Golf Shop and Grille; Practice Facility with Covered Learning Center; Meeting and Special Event Services.
Bryan Park Golf Course
Nowhere is the spectacular beauty of Bryan Park more evident than on the golf courses. In fact, both courses were recently awarded the prestigious 4-Star ranking in Golf Digest's Best Places to Play Guide. 36 holes of championship golf, golf practice and learning facility, pro shop, grill.
Like to watch sports? See our Greensboro Sports Guide.