We got some Kayak's this summer which was fun for a couple of months - we didn't use them as much as we wanted to but when we got out to Belews Lake, we had a blast. The water is warm and clear and thankfully not many fish. In fact it is so warm that it makes it fun to fall out of the kayak. All of the girls got out - even Mom! Brian and I went to Lake Higgins one day and we paddled around a bit - it was a fun time too but evidently to do any boating on the lakes in Greensboro, you have to be certified by a professional boater and pay a fee for the privilege and every time you want to boat it costs 5$ / boat. That sealed that deal - We'll go out to Belews. It's a 20 minute drive and the water is clear and warm.