The City of Archdale, previously called Bush Hill, began as a predominantly Quaker settlement and changed its name to Archdale as a tribute to John Archdale, an early Quaker governor. It’s located just off Interstate 85 within minutes from High Point, the internationally known “Furniture Capital of the World,” and less than 20 miles from Greensboro.
The Bush Hill Heritage Festival, one of North Carolina’s premiere family-fun festivals, is held annually in Archdale. This festival, born in 1986 as the bicentennial celebration of the Quaker settlement, combines music, events, games, and crafts.
The Bush Hill Trading Post is an antique mall and general store which has become a fun place to visit and shop in Archdale, too. They also serve homemade ice cream, country ham, cheese, and a variety of candies. If you’re a treasure hunter, this is a great place to go!
Kersey Valley Attractions is the most well-known place to go in Archdale for adventure seekers. People come from all over the state and beyond to pay here. They have zip lines, a high ropes course, Escape Room, cornfield maze, laser tag, and an event barn that’s available for private parties, corporate events, and weddings. Each Halloween for more than 30 years, they present their popular, Spooky Woods, voted #1 Scream Park in America by HauntWorld Magazine. The incredible costumes and special effects are frightfully fantastic!
In close proximity to Archdale’s restaurant, and hotel corridor is Creekside Park & Greenway, offering a variety of recreational opportunities including tennis courts, baseball, softball, t-ball fields, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, and just over three miles of walking trails along Muddy Creek. Creekside Park’s Orienteering Course is a 1.24-mile course with 12 control points, where an individual or group can test their navigation skills through diverse terrain. Finally, Creekside Park’s Disc Golf Course is an 18-hole course designed by Russel Schwarz with Innova Disc Golf, for recreational play as well as tournament play. It also features a six-hole novice loop designed for beginners and senior adults.
Last, but not least, golfers of all skill levels will enjoy Holly Ridge Golf Links, a superb 18-hole golf course designed by Jim Bivins. Holly Ridge offers all amenities of a private club including a restaurant and full bar situated by a lovely wrap-around porch where you can enjoy the view of a nice sunset, and golfers coming in on the 18th hold – all while enjoying a cocktail or sweet tea.
Archdale is served by three major airports, each within an hour’s drive - the closest of which is Piedmont Triad International in Greensboro; and six area hotels including Choice, IHG, Hilton, and Marriott rewards properties.
Pictured: Creekside Park, Bush Hill Trading Post, Kersey Valley Zip Line, and Holly Ridge Golf Links