Cheap (Or FREE) One Day Family Trips In The Triad

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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
6800 Bringle Ferry Road
Salisbury NC 28146

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
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
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury NC 27016

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
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle NC 27043

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
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem NC 27109

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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