Lake James is a fantastic day for a day trip from Winston-Salem.
Lake James is located at:
7321 NC Hwy 126
Nebo, NC 28761
It's a short drive at 2 hours from Winston-Salem.
We brought our 16 month old and a baby carrier. He did well and was happy!
Lake James has a variety of trails which accommodate hiking, mountain biking, swimming, boating, and more.
You can find out which one you'd like to hike by going to their website, here.
We got a little lost trying to find the Short Off Mountain trail but we found a beautiful pond as a result of our happy mistake.
When you decide on a trail, make sure to find a description of where you should park your car and start the trail.
For the Short Off Mountain Trail, you will turn off the main road and drive down a long dirt road (it will seem too long, but keep going) the road ends at a small dirt parking lot that wraps in a circle around a few trees. The trail entrance is right there with a sign made of wood.
If you're in the mood for a local craft beer afterwards, Fonta Flora in Morgantown, North Carolina has unique local beer.
Enjoy the hike, sunshine, and beautiful views,