Good hiking is available along the Bald Barren Trail, and camping at Windy Acres Campground is always a nice experience. This lake is so wonderful. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newton Sparta is a great spot to get some rest, and if by chance you have a boat, Johnny's Marine is a nice marina. There are great places to discover along the Flat Ridge Trail, and go on a trip to Morning Star Farm if you want to
ride a horse. If you're looking for a class IV-V+ whitewater stretch to paddle, you're in luck; the Emery's Road to Route 209 portion is a pleasant 1.