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Where to cool off on a hot day in Winston-Salem

Prepare for the heat that is coming.

WStoday: Salem Lake boating dock

Make sure to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen if you’ll be out for a long period of time.

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Winstonians, prepare for a hot day on Wednesday, June 26. Forecasters with FOX8 WGHP predict temperatures to be in the upper 90s and nearing 100 for most of the day. Luckily, we could see a few showers in the afternoon.

In the meantime, here are some ways to cool off around Winston-Salem:

  • Rent a boat or a kayak and launch at Salem Lake until dusk. Kayak rentals cost $4 per hour and jonboats are $6 per day.
  • Take the kids to one of these fun splashpads
  • Cool off at these public pools — most of them open daily, but you might want to keep track of opening changes throughout the summer.
  • Plan a fun getaway at The RiverPark at Cooleemee River Park near Mocksville (just ~45 from downtown Winston-Salem). The water park is known as “The Bullhole” and is perfect to soak up the sun in nature with shaded areas. Entrance costs start at $1.
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