Sports & Recreation

High Point’s temperate climate sets the stage for a wide variety of individual and team sport venues. A central location and accessible transportation network extends that stage to the mountains and to the coastline for an afternoon adventure or family retreat.

Outdoor Adventures
  • Spend an afternoon hiking, biking or jogging along High Point’s Bicentennial Greenway.
  • Take a day trip to the mountains for backpacking, rock climbing and rappelling.
  • Compete in a local fishing tournament or practice your hand at fly fishing in a secluded mountain stream.
  • Snow ski down an Appalachian Mountain or hand glide over a sand dune at Kitty Hawk.
  • Ride a paddle boat at High Point City Lake, tube the Dan River or paddle a kayak through whitewater in the Nantahala National Forest.
Oak Hollow Sailboat Regatta
Oak Hollow Sailing Club Regatta
Sports & Exercise
  • Join the competition in a youth or adult baseball, basketball, or soccer team match at the Greater High Point YMCA, local gyms, or a local community park.
  • Watch Friday night high school football rivalry at High Point’s A.J. Simeon Stadium and Athletic Complex and tap your foot during the marching band’s half time show.
  • Step through aerobics, Zumba till you drop, stretch with Yoga and move through Tai Chi postures at High Point's YWCA and at several privately-owned athletic clubs.
Play golf every day of the year.  North Carolina has 600 golf courses and High Point has four, including Pete Dye-designed Oak Hollow. There are 50 more courses in the immediate area. Watch PGA’s annual Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield in neighboring Greensboro. Or, schedule your foursome and take the 70-mile excursion to Pinehurst, recent home to the U.S. Open and voted “the Best U.S. Golf resort” in 2008 by Travel and Leisure Golf readers.

College Sports

Get into the college sports season with the:
  • High Point University Panthers
  • NC A&T Aggies
  • UNCG Spartans
  • Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Home arenas for the Duke Blue Devils, NC State Wolfpack and UNC Tarheels are all within a 90-minute drive from High Point. Be an eye witness to March Madness at the ACC’s basketball tournaments at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Pro Sports
Spend an afternoon with family and friends at a professional sporting event.
The Carolina Panther’s NFL home, along with the Carolina Bobcat’s NBA home, is in Charlotte, just a 90-minute drive from High Point.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes' NHL home is in Raleigh, a 90-minute drive east.
  • Three minor league baseball teams call our neighboring cities home:
    • To the east, the Greensboro Grasshoppers
    • To the west, the Winston-Salem Warthogs
    • To the south, the Thomasville Hi-Toms
  • North of High Point is Brown’s Summit, home to the USL Carolina Dynamo and Lady Carolina Dynamo soccer teams.
Hear “Start your engines!” live at one of six NASCAR tracks in and around High Point’s Piedmont Triad region. NASCAR Nextel Cup owners Richard Childress Racing in Welcome and the Richard Petty Museum in Randleman invite you to tour their facilities in High Point’s Piedmont Triad Region.