5 Fun Things to do in the Triad You May Not Have Heard About

Going to the local mall, the movies or the bowling alley every weekend can get boring. The Piedmont Triad actually has some hidden gems when it comes to attractions. If you’re looking for something new to try this weekend with your pals or your SO (significant other), try visiting some of these fun places in the triad!

ReBoot Arcade (Winston-Salem)

ReBoot is a retro-style arcade and bar that houses pinball machines, fighting games, racers and much more! For the 21+ crowd, the bar serves local craft beer and colorful cocktails. Located across from Crafted in downtown, the arcade is a perfect night-spot for the geeky and not so geeky! There’s bound to be a game for everyone! One of my favorite games is Primal Rage, a game I used to play at my local arcade growing up. It’s nostalgic to see all these retro games hidden in this gamers paradise. 

Salem Lake Trail (Winston-Salem)

Salem Lake trail spans a massive 7 miles of relatively flat land perfect for biking, hiking, and running of all skill levels. For those into wildlife, there’s vast variety of animals you can spot frequenting the lake such as egrets, songbirds, and even deer. The trail is also dog-friendly as long as your pet is on a leash! The trail is located about 15 minutes East of downtown so is not too far of a drive but far enough to feel isolated from the bustling sounds of the city.

The Friendly Center (Greensboro)

The Friendly Center is an outdoor shopping center with a variety of high-end stores along with some of the basics. Anthropologie, J. Crew, New York & Company, Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works are just a few of the many stores located at the Friendly Center. This mall is a great alternative to indoor malls especially since the weather is starting to warm up. My favorite part about the Friendly Center is the many food options located in or near the center such as Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Five Guys and Mimi’s Café.

Milestone Creek Orchards (Ramseur)

Milestone Creek Orchards is a family-owned orchard located in Ramseur, a small town located about 15 minutes from downtown Asheboro. The orchard houses 18 acres of several different fruits like blueberries, grapes and apples which are open to the public to pick depending on if the fruit’s in season. The orchard offers hay-rides to the fields on weekends. Besides picking, there are also special events every week such as a soap-making class, painting class, and yoga! Not to mention, there’s some great treats for sale like the apple cider slushie! Make sure to plan your trip ahead of time as the orchard is about an hour drive from the Wake Forest campus.

All-A-Flutter (High Point)

All-A-Flutter is a butterfly farm located in High Point, about 30 minutes from Wake Forest. The farm houses thousands of Monarch butterflies along with goats, hens, and many other critters. The farm is open to the public every Saturday for a show and tour at 10am. You’ll be able to explore the farm while learning about Monarch migration and the butterfly life cycle. You’ll even be able to hand feed the butterflies.