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Greensboro, NC -- The start of summer means the start of looking for things to do!

Shannon Koontz of Piedmont Parent Magazine shared five of the magazine's picks.

Dan Nicholas Park

http://www.dannicholas.net
6800 Bringle Ferry Road
Salisbury NC 28146
866-767-2757

A 425-acre park offering paddle boating and fishing, Rowan Wildlife Adventures, tennis courts, picnic shelters, Hurley Family Water Plaza, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature golf, carousel, gem mining, campground, fresh-water aquarium, and miniature train ride. Hours vary by season - check website or call.

Burlington City Park

http://www.burlingtonnc.gov/recreation
1333 Overbrook Road
Burlington NC 336-222-5030

More than 75 acres of activities including an amusement area, one of the only three municipally operated in the state. Rides feature a fully restored Dentzel Carousel, miniature train, planes, cars and boat ride. Hours: Seasonal - see website for details.

Hanging Rock State Park/Pilot Mountain State Park

http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/haro/main.php
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury NC 27016
336-593-8480

Hiking, camping, nature study, swimming, canoeing and fishing. Vistas and waterfalls provide spectacular scenic views year round. Hours are seasonal - check website.

Fees: Boat rentals, $3-$5; swimming, $4-$5

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm

http://www.nchistoricsites.org/horne/horne.htm
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle NC 27043
336-325-2298

Horne Creek enables visitors to experience farm life in North Carolina's northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays.

Museum of Anthropology

http://www.wfu.edu/moa
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem NC 27109
336-758-5282

The museum features hands-on activities including a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University is North Carolina's only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures.

To Check out the entire list go to Piedmont Parent.

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