Days are getting warmer and longer - we see you, Spring! Itching to shake off that winter vibe and get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air? We have a few suggestions for you!

The milder weather is perfect for packing up the family and heading to Mayo Lake, where you can picnic with a lake view at one of the park's picnic tables, shelters, or spread a blanket in the grass. With a playground, horseshoe pits and hiking trails, you can make an afternoon of it in the great outdoors. Mayo Lake is located at 1013 Neal's Store Rd. Roxboro, NC and is open daily. For more information please call: 336-597-7806

If you have never checked out the Natural Learning Area at Hyco Lake, springtime is a great time to enjoy all this area has to offer. There is a handicap accessible trail and viewing deck along the shoreline, as well as approximately one additional mile of hard gravel trails. The paved trail is perfect for strollers or bikes, and dogs are welcome (dogs must be kept on a leash). The Natural Learning Area also has picnic tables and a gazebo if you need to pause for a quick lunch or snack. Hyco Lake Natural Learning Area is located at 205 Kelly Brewer Rd. Leasburg, NC and is open daily. For additional information please call: 336-599-4343

If an easy afternoon drive is more your speed, the Person County Heritage Trail and the Quilt Trail are both wonderful ways to get out and see the beautiful Person County springtime landscape as well as learn about the county's unique history. You can pick up maps and brochures for both trails as well as Mayo and Hyco Lake parks at the Person County Visitor and Information Center located at 705 Durham Rd. Roxboro, NC. Call us at: 336-597-2689