1102 Sedalia Crossing Lane
Whitsett, NC 27377
Phone: (336) 449-5161
Fax: (336) 449-5129
Operated by the city of Burlington with cooperation with Guilford County, Guilford-Mackintosh Marina sits on Lake Mackintosh in Guilford County. Although fishing, boating, rental boats and paddle boats are allowed, swimming as well as wading, or personal watercrafts are not allowed since the lake is Burlington's primary water reserve. There is also a 3-mile walk and bike trail to enjoy, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe, and playground.
The Springwood Park features a soccer field, a softball field as well as picnic shelters. The visitors are treated to lush greenery and walking enthusiasts can enjoy the well marked walking trails.
The Alamance Battleground is the place where the Regulators, a group of rebellious backcountry farmers, fought the militia of led by royal Governor William Tryon. Although the Regulators were thwarted, the spirit of their resentments of unfair taxes and fees by the British Crown never wavered as well as similar strategies were formed when the Colonist fought against the British in the American Revolution. Historic structures like the John Allen House, which was originally built in 1780, still stands and furnished with all the trimmings from the period. Monuments and trails are scattered around and about the area as well.
Northeast Park is 374 acres of luscious green land and outdoor goodness. Operated by the town of Gibsonville, the park has an art aquatic center and miles upon miles of trails to walk and hike, and even room for an equestrian trail. Those looking for a spooky old time during Halloween, be sure to check out the park's Halloween Trail each October. Fishing is allowed in Bass Pond or Reedy Fork Creek. Likewise, canoes and kayaks can ride down Reedy Fork and Buffalo Creek. Picnic areas and playgrounds as well. An altogether grand day out.
The Alamance County Historical Museum is located in the extensive area of Oak Grove plantation. The Oak Grove has an area of 1693 acres (685.1328 hectares). The museum has been divided into three rooms with furnishings dating back to the 19th Century. You can find a number of potraits, fine- paintings on porcelain, first commercial textiles and classic furniture on display made by Thomas Day.
In Barber Park, sports enthusiasts will find the Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion, the Penn-Wright Baseball Stadium, an 18-hole golf course that is available to everyone free of charge, and a walking trail. The park also contains picnic areas, a playground, and an open-air amphitheater that can be rented for shows and concerts. Sprayground is perfect for hot days when your kids want to play in the water, and also includes a concessions area. The park is open from 8a until sunset. Check the website for each amenity's specific hours.
The Burlington City Park is a popular park among the locals. The park is an ideal place to enjoy with your family or bunch of buddies. The park has an amusement space, picnic spots, tennis courts, aquatic facilities and natural streams.
Willowbrook Park is a beautiful park with lovely amenities for visitors. The park features a well marked trail for walking enthusiasts. The park is known to offer scenic views at sunset and attracts many visitors to witness the same.
Home of the Aggies and the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was first established in 1891 when segregation laws were still in full effect. As such, it is the largest public historically black university in North Carolina. In the 1960s, students from the university took part in bringing the Civil Rights movement to the South. Today, the university fosters and a thriving athletic program and academic excellence in science and engineering.
With an excellence showcased in their talents, the Bennett College recognizes the women in their talents and helps them excel in them. This unique arts college is a house of education of arts, where young women get a great priviledge to showcase their talents and excel in whatever field they take up. Today the Bennett College is one of the top colleges not only for it's academic excellence but also for the reasonable fees it has for the students.
Whether a student, a researcher or just someone wanting to know a little something more about the long and rich history of Greensboro and Guilford Counties, the Greensboro Historical Museum is the place to be. Notable figures the museum covers include, among others, former Governor John Motley Morehead, O. Henry and David Caldwell. There are exhibits that are both the permanent kind as well as those that are here for only a limited time.
The May Memorial Library is a free library, accessible to one and all. It has a huge collection of books and manuscripts. The library conducts many programs and small events throughout the year.