Love a good adventure weekend? Then pack the gear and head to Hanging Rock State Park for: 1) hiking on 18 miles of trail that visit vista-filled summits (Hanging Rock and Moore’s Knob) and cozy, rhododendron-choked gorges rife with waterfalls; 2) climbing on Cook’s and Moore’s walls, which extend nearly two miles in length and reach heights of 400 feet; 3) paddling, including stretches of Class III water on the nearby Dan River.

More info: Hanging Rock State Park

Getting there from downtown Greensboro
Address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
City: Danbury
State: N.C.
Zip: 27016
Latitude: 36.4119
Longitude: 80.2541
Distance: 1 hour, 10 minutes from downtown
No. of campsites: 73
No. with hookups: None
No. without hookups: 73
Primitive sites: None
Cost: $20
Reservations? Yes. 877-722-6762
Year-round? Yes (restrooms and shower facilities closed Dec. 1-March 15)
Gate hours: Open daily at 8 a.m., closes at 6 p.m. November-February; 8 p.m. March, April, September and October; 9 p.m. May-August.
Stuff to do nearby: Hiking, climbing, paddling, swimming (seasonal)