While in Greensboro, we visited Country Park and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
A lot of people were out at the park for the day. Boating and fishing, biking and hiking. There were some people camping or staying over in cabins too.
|Wild basil, maybe?|
|Look, the lake! Again. 🙂|
|One of the trails we took — Poplar Leaf Trail. There are 3 miles of trails at the park.|
I like this greenway, though it can get pretty busy. But that’s a good thing! It’s good to see the Mount Airy (N.C.) community using the park facilities and getting some exercise. Just as many people use this trail as they do the Emily B. Taylor Greenway.
Besides a paved trail, which is currently over 2 miles, residents can fish, tube and canoe on the Ararat River. There’s also a playground, skate park and open green space for picnics and ball games.
Here’s some photos from the day’s trip:
|Someone stacks rocks up every year along the riverbank.|
|I love taking photos of water. I loved how the later afternoon sun shone on the river.|
|One of the boat launching sites.|
|Another view of the launching site.|
On our return trip stop in Savannah, we went to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in Hardeeville, S.C.
There’s a 4-mile wildlife drive in this refuge and lots of birds and alligators can be seen in the water and shore.
It was a very cold day so the few alligators we saw weren’t very active.
We did see lots of birds though.
Park rangers said we could get out and walk along the levees in the park, but we didn’t do that. We just stuck to the road and drove around taking photos of what wildlife we did see.
Oh, and fishing is allowed. Here’s a couple of men (way in the distance) braving the cold and pending rain:
The refuge is former rice fields that are now used as freshwater wetlands for wildlife. Driving around the refuge you can still see water control structures, which are used to control the water.
Although it was cold and windy, it was a nice refuge to visit.
You can reach the refuge from Savannah by driving north of U.S. 17 for 7 miles.