Daytime Trips

To Chicken Bridge by SilenteyeWe provide a canoe or kayak, paddles, PFDs (personal floatation devices), shuttle service and at least one experienced guide/naturalist for all guided trips. These trips are good for paddlers of all skill levels who enjoy paddling with others to share the adventure. The guide will give a brief paddling and safety talk before each trip and can help you along the way. Advance registration is required for all guided trips.

Women’s Enrichment: Journey to Introspection

Join us for Part 1 of our new Women’s Enrichment paddling program, titled Journey to Introspection.  This will be a guided open discussion on getting to know yourself, recognizing personal attributes that help us in our everyday busy lives. Following the open discussion, there will be a brief stretching exercise and instruction on basic paddling techniques.  We will then journey on a flat-water section of the Haw River for a 2 1/2 to 3 hour paddle to explore the wonders that the beautiful river provides. Keep your eyes open and your schedules clear for Part 2 of the series titled, Women in Work: Achieving the Proper Balance.

Fee: $35 per person with a canoe/kayak provided, $30 per person with your own boat.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Meditation & Mindfulness Paddle

Find peace and serenity that exists around and within us while paddling on the Haw River.  Meditation increases focus, calmness, patience, consciousness and clarity.  It does not have to be about sitting for hours in an uncomfortable position.  It can be a relaxing paddle and immersion in Nature.  Being in Nature and on the river helps to develop an awareness that is hard to find indoors.

No meditation and/or paddling experience is necessary for this guided trip.  You just need to be open to the sounds, sights and smells all around you while doing your best to calm the thoughts racing through your mind.

Fee:  $35.00 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $30 per person with your own boat

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Mother-Daughter Paddle

In need of some mother-daughter bonding time?  The Haw River can be a great place to have an adventure to share and enjoy.  In addition to developing paddling skills, the aim of this trip is to have fun, get some exercise and experience Nature together.  No previous paddling experience necessary.

Fee:  $35.00 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $30 per person with your own boat.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Bynum Upriver Paddle

Because of its biological and ecological signifcance, land on both sides of the Haw River upriver of the dam at Highway 15-501 in Bynum is part of the Haw Slopes State Natural Area.

A diversity of habitats includes rich forested slopes, islands, rocky outcrops and wetlands. Both rare and ancient plants are found along the shore. Great blue herons, belted kingfishers, Canada geese, red-tail hawks and eagles are commonly seen while paddling. Occasionally, deer, beaver and muskrats present themselves.

Flat-water upriver of the dam is especially well-suited for both the beginner paddler and anyone intersted in nature. Parents paddling with children find the experience particularly gratifying.

Fee: $35 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $30 per person with your own boat.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Greater Alamance Creek to Saxapahaw Lake

Greater Alamance Creek, a major tributary of the Haw River in Alamance County, has a great deal of historical significance. At one time, the creek served as a significant trading path for both indigenous people and early settlers. During the War Between the States, the junction of the creek with the Haw River was an important crossing for the Underground Railroad.

Today, a trip down the creek offers the paddler a remote setting with lots of birds and wildlife. There is even a greater variety and abundance of birds and wildlife to see by continuing downriver to Saxapahaw Lake.

Fee: $45 per single kayak, $60 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak,
$20 per person with your own boat.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Homeschool Educational Trips

Whether your child’s interest is environmental science, biology, or history, the Haw presents an excellent opportunity to engage with an important feature of North Carolina! Homeschooler Expeditions offer a chance for homeschoolers to engage in stream monitoring procedures, and to learn about the history of the Haw, while spending time enjoying the outdoors. These guided trips will point out ecological features and will introduce students to the processes by which the river changes and supports life. Please note, all events occur at 3:00 pm except for events on 9/21 and 10/20, which begin at 8:00 pm.

No prior paddling experience required for this trip, students and families welcome.

Fee: $45 for first family member, $30 for all subsequent family members

Call (336) 260-6465 for reservations

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Picnic & Paddle

Spirit Island in the Haw River is located just downriver from a dam and powerhouse
that in the early part of the twentieth century supplied electricity to a textile mill in
Swepsonville, NC. Today, the Island is remote, wild, peaceful and a wonderful place to
escape the stresses of an urban lifestyle.

We begin this canoe and/or kayak trip at the Swepsonville River Park Access paddling a short distance to spirit island and the puryear portage.  We will stop on the river just after the portage for a picnic lunch!Following lunch, our paddle will take us downriver to Saxapahaw. Because of the remote nature
of this stretch of river, birds and wildlife are easily seen. Volcanic rock outcrops along
the shoreline show evidence of an interesting geologic past. Guests are asked to bring a picnic style lunch packed in a waterproof container.  (no glass items please)

Fee: $40 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

 

 

 

 

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Private: Poker Paddle Fundraising for Non-profits

Non-profit organizations always have a need to raise money to support their programs. Since we at The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company believe that you cannot expect people to care about nature unless they feel some connection with it, we are offering a way for non-profit organizations to raise funds while getting out on the river to have fun paddling.

We will place five 5-gallon buckets, in plain view, along an easy stretch of the Haw River. In each bucket will be a deck of cards. Each deck will have a distinctive design. Within a bucket, each card in the deck will be in a separate, sealed envelope. Poker Paddle participants will paddle to each bucket, withdraw one envelope from each bucket and return to the registration table. At that point, each envelope will be opened and the participant will know her/his poker hand.

The non-profit organization will determine the entrance fee and provide winning prizes.

Fee: In addition to the non-profit entrance fee, there is a self-guided trip fee of $25 per person for those needing a canoe or kayak. There is no additional fee for individuals bringing a personal canoe or kayak to participate in the fundraising event.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Polar Bear Paddle

There is no better way to start the New Year off right then to get out on the river and enjoy what nature has to offer. It seems that at this time of year, most of us are making resolutions about how we want to make improvements in our lives. So, start the year off right doing what you love to do — paddling.

This annual tradition is always held the first Saturday in January, and is for those with a boat, paddling gear and the necessary clothing for cold weather paddling.

Fee: There is no trip fee, though registration is required.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Custom Trips & Courses Available

Throughout the winter season The Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company will be offering a wide array of custom guided and self guided trips.

Experienced guides and staff members are available to lead groups down several different sections of the Haw River. Weather and water level permitting.

From simple day trips, extended overnight trips, private and group instruction, to class 1-2 sections of the Lower Haw River.  We can tailor a program to fit your needs!

Self Guided trips will also be available if you are looking to get out on your own, depending on weather.

Call in today to speak with a staff member about what opportunities we have available, 336-260-6465

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