•Flintrock Farm in Reidsville. The largest horse farm in NC is just a short drive from anywhere in the Triad. With over “100 horses and room to roam”, this oasis of nature and equine respite for horse owners is a blessing not taken lightly. Resisting development for over 80 years, Flintrock Farms has a long tradition of providing a safe and fun place to be with your horse (please note the do not offer trail rides or tours). Wide open spaces and blue skies abound and one cannot help but breathe deeply for a ranch that looks like it should be in Montana or Wyoming. The female rancher/owner, Annette Bradsher, was born in the house she lives in now on the farm and after attending college and enjoying a treasured basketball “career”, came home to turn her parent’s dairy farm into a thriving horse farm that has withstood the test of time. They are avail- able for boarding, birthday parties and events. Please call first for more informa- tion or book an event, not open to the general public.

•Guilford Mackintosh Access on Lake Mackintosh. This is just a fifteen minute drive from downtown Greens- boro and if you launch your kayak and

turn right you can go into the old rock quarry and paddle to get a great photo in front of the towering rock cliff face. Take a right out of the quarry and you will be able to get into the backwater of the lake and even up into Little Alamance creek. Motorboats are not allowed in this section so for the bird watchers and solitude seekers, it’s a peaceful place to get away from it all.

•Salem Lake in Winston Salem. You can ride your bike, walk the trail, push your stroller, ride your horse, drive your pony cart, fish, kayak or paddle board. This urban lake is situated so conve- niently you could get some much needed nature immersion after work and be home in time for dinner or bedtime story.

•Oak Hollow in High Point. Oak Hollow provides two accesses, the main marina where you can rent vessels and then the sailing marina. You can camp there for a trial run in your new to you camper or just for a quick getaway. In the heart of High Point, it’s a watery oasis with programs and late hours on certain evenings you can squeeze in a moonlight paddle.

Many of us have turned to the outdoors

since March out of necessity to alleviate boredom, stress and anxiety over the situ- ation. Our own backyards sprouted gar- dens and all of a sudden we realized what a gift our homes, yards and outdoor spaces can be in times like these. If you want to know more about the science behind why being outdoors and in nature and near water makes us feel better, check out these books for fascinating information about why it’s so good for us, hope to see you outdoors soon!

- The Nature Principal by Richard Louv - Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

- Your Brain on Nature by Eva Selhub and Alan Logan

JoAndra (Jo) Proia is the monthly Outdoor Writer for Natural Triad and author of Pied- mont Lakes; A Practical Guide for Boating in the Piedmont. She is the owner of Out- door Women by Jo Proia, LLC., her mission is to educate, empower and excite women about the outdoors. She can be reached at, visit her web- site: or Follow her on Facebook: www.facebook. com/outdoorwomenbyjp. See ad page 29.

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We look at each patient as a unique individual, not a diagnosis. Personal attention is what our success is based on,

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