One of the great things about Durham is location. It is less than two hours away from both the mountains and the beaches. But what if you don’t want to drive to Wilmington, and would like to relax right here in Durham? Two words: Jordan Lake.
At nearly 14,000 acres, Jordan Lake is one of the country’s largest man-made lakes. This attraction makes it easy to enjoy all of life’s little pleasures right here in the Triangle. From boat ramps to campsites to hiking trails and even swimming holes, Jordan Lake is a great place to just relax after a long day roaming Fuqua’s halls.
I have gone out to Jordan Lake a couple of times, and I would definitely recommend the park. The man-made beach is a little grainy, which reminds you that it isn’t real, but looking out into the water at the windsurfers and boaters is a pretty peaceful experience. It would make a great place to take a family for a day, or just a significant other as a romantic getaway.