Gardens & Grounds
Trails and Outdoor Spaces
Stretch your legs and lace up your sneakers! Our grounds have more than two miles of trails, wetlands, paved pathways, thick woodlands, and an expansive meadow for visitors to explore and enjoy. Don’t skip the waterfall, located along the Reynolda Village trail. Dogs are welcome on the grounds of Reynolda everywhere except the Formal Gardens, but must be leashed.
Lake Katharine Wetland and the Boathouse
Lake Katharine was the most prominent feature of the Reynolda landscape when the Reynolds family moved into their bungalow in 1917. The man-made, 16-acre lake was dredged up for the first time in 1924—11 years after its creation. In the 1950s, runoff from the construction of the University of Wake Forest’s new Winston-Salem campus filled the lake again. Today, the area serves as valuable wetlands and a natural history classroom.
Built before January 1913, the boathouse designed by Charles Barton Keen still stands and serves as the Boathouse Education Center for children’s educational programs.
For the CuriousFull Calendar
Museum docents will lead 90-minute tours sharing their favorite stories, spaces, and objects in the historic house.
Oct 17, 2021, 3:00pm
In dialogue with Curator Allison Slaby, artist Maggie Trumpower will examine works by LGBTQ+ artists in Reynolda’s collection.
Oct 19, 2021, 12:30pm
Wellness advocate Dennis Wiggins will discuss a wide variety of fungi from culinary to medicinal.
Join us for a guided conversation with dancer Janice Lancaster through The Voyage of Life.
Educator Julia Hood will offer a crash-course on how to talk about art using works from Reynolda’s collection.
Explore the historic estate with activities that encourage dramatic play, music, movement, and art-making.