School may be back in session, but there are plenty of summer days ahead. There's still fun in the sun to be had in Rowan County! Check out a few of the many outdoor activities that you won't want to miss out on.

Village Park Splash Pad:

Cool off at the Village Park Splash Pad at Village Park in Kannapolis. The Splash Pad offers fun all summer long with its water cannons, geysers and jets. Pre-purchased tickets are required this year. Order yours here!

Village Park Splash Pad

Nature Hike with Three Rivers Landtrust:

The Three Rivers Landtrust are always up for outdoor fun! Join them for their upcoming Nature Hike on Monday, August 24. Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike at the Fred and Alice Stanback Education Forest and Nature Preserve (Spencer Woods) in downtown Spencer from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Since you’ll be hiking through the woods, it’s important to wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes and don’t forget water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Participants are asked to pre-register by calling 704-647-0302 or by emailing For more information on Three Rivers Landtrust or to stay in the loop on any of their other exciting upcoming events visit their website.

Stanback Loop

High Rock Lake:

High Rock Lake is North Carolina’s second largest lake and is a favorite retreat for families. Let Row Co River Adventures set-up your family with a kayaking trip you’re sure to love. Trips are perfect for both new and seasoned paddlers. Contact them for self-guided tours, shuttle service, and drop-off rentals. 

Row Co River Adventures

While you’re out on High Rock make sure to check out the newest lakeside watering hole, Waters Edge Dock and Grill. Their 'pontoon poppers' appetizer has become a hit with locals, and even with a limited menu for the opening, there are still plenty of flavorful options to try. Come for the food but stay for the weekly live music. You also might enjoy their Saturday brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring their Bloody Mary Bar. The restaurant is located at 257 Boat Club Lane, Salisbury, NC.

Waters Edge