Calendar of Trips

We add trips to our schedule as they are requested. If you don’t see the trip you would like on our calendar you can register for the one you are interested in and we will add it to our calendar as long as our schedule permits. Trips are created on a first come, first serve basis so the further ahead you register the more options you have in trips and start time. Visit the Choosing a Trip page for guidance to help you decide which trip would be best for your group.

Outdoor activities are always subject to changes in weather. If there is just a light rain or passing shower we can go ahead with the trip. Incase of storms with heavy rains and/or lightning we will cancel the trip and notify you as far ahead as possible. Trip availability also depends on the river levels.

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Fri 6th Sep
to Sun 8th Sep
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Why should children have all the fun. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself as special, and a good way to do that is to escape the stresses of home and work life for a weekend away from it all. That is where the Village of Saxapahaw, NC comes in. Our unincorporated village is known for a place where food is both good and good for you, the visual and performing arts are amazing and where Nature is in her full glory as you hike along or paddle on the Haw River.

This adult weekend adventure camp was created to free you from the chores of life while you enjoy staying in comfortable accommodations, eating great food that is prepared to your liking and paddling and hiking. The camp begins with a wine & cheese social Friday evening and concludes with an afternoon hike or paddle on Sunday. It will be up to you to choose how much or how little you want to participate in the planned activities. It is your weekend to get away.

Fee: $399 per person includes lodging for two evenings at TerraStay Farm, meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner) at the Saxapahaw General Store and guided hiking and river trips in addition to private paddling instruction.

Sat 7th Sep
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There is no better way to see the night sky in the Piedmont of North Carolina than by paddling, at night, on a lake, and at the time of a new moon. If astronomy is your hobby — or even if you just want to learn about what you've been looking at all these years — this float trip will be both fun and educational.

Participants arrive early enough in the evening to practice paddling, enjoy a beautiful sunset and adjust their eyes to the night sky. As the stars become brighter, everyone will “raft-up,” lay back, and identify stars and constellations.

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

Sat 7th Sep
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Designed for the total beginner who doesn't have time for more in-depth instruction, the "Quick Start" course offers a 3 hour, intense introduction to kayaking. The course emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition, and follows American Canoe Association guidelines. Specific topics include personal preparation for the trip, safety and rescue, proper equipment, getting started and maneuvers. A review at the end of the course will help to insure learning.

Fee: $60 per person.

Sat 7th Sep
to Mon 9th Sep
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Why should children have all the fun. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself as special, and a good way to do that is to escape the stresses of home and work life for a weekend away from it all. That is where the Village of Saxapahaw, NC comes in. Our unincorporated village is known for a place where food is both good and good for you, the visual and performing arts are amazing and where Nature is in her full glory as you hike along or paddle on the Haw River.

This adult weekend adventure camp was created to free you from the chores of life while you enjoy staying in comfortable accommodations, eating great food that is prepared to your liking and paddling and hiking. The camp begins with a wine & cheese social Friday evening and concludes with an afternoon hike or paddle on Sunday. It will be up to you to choose how much or how little you want to participate in the planned activities. It is your weekend to get away.

Fee: $399 per person includes lodging for two evenings at TerraStay Farm, meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner) at the Saxapahaw General Store and guided hiking and river trips in addition to private paddling instruction.

Sun 8th Sep
to Tue 10th Sep
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Why should children have all the fun. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself as special, and a good way to do that is to escape the stresses of home and work life for a weekend away from it all. That is where the Village of Saxapahaw, NC comes in. Our unincorporated village is known for a place where food is both good and good for you, the visual and performing arts are amazing and where Nature is in her full glory as you hike along or paddle on the Haw River.

This adult weekend adventure camp was created to free you from the chores of life while you enjoy staying in comfortable accommodations, eating great food that is prepared to your liking and paddling and hiking. The camp begins with a wine & cheese social Friday evening and concludes with an afternoon hike or paddle on Sunday. It will be up to you to choose how much or how little you want to participate in the planned activities. It is your weekend to get away.

Fee: $399 per person includes lodging for two evenings at TerraStay Farm, meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner) at the Saxapahaw General Store and guided hiking and river trips in addition to private paddling instruction.

Sun 8th Sep
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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: $45 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

 

 

 

 

Sat 14th Sep
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Nothing can be more beautiful than a full moon rising above a Piedmont lake. There is just something magical about moonbeams and water — and sharing the experience of looking at the moon with someone special, even if that someone special is just you.

Participants arrive early enough in the evening to practice paddling, enjoy a beautiful sunset and adjust their eyes to the night sky. As the moonlight gets brighter, we will paddle around to enjoy the night sounds. Eventually, we will “raft-up” and lay back to fully take in our surroundings.

Fee: $40 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.  Trip start time is 8PM.

We will meet at our main office in Saxapahaw.  6079 Swepsonville Saxapahaw road. We are in the basement of this building, our front doors face the river.

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Sat 21st Sep
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Big Alamance Creek, upriver of its confluence with the Haw River, and the river itself, upriver of the dams at Altamahaw, Saxapahaw and Bynum, NC, are great places to search for and watch birds and wildlife, especially in the early evening hours. The banks are heavily forested along the shoreline, creating ideal habitat for barred owls, one of the largest of owls. It isn’t always easy to see barred owls at night, but it is very easy to hear them as they call to each other. Male and female barred owls have different and distinctive calls, so it’s easy to identify them, even when you can’t see them. Their loud, sometimes hysterical sounding hoots, along with the slapping of beaver tails, make paddling at night an uncommon adventure.

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

Sat 21st Sep
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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: $45 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

 

 

 

 

Sun 22nd Sep
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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:  $40.00 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

Fri 27th Sep
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More info: sunset saxlake
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Lakes formed behind the dams at Altamahaw, Saxapahaw and Bynum are wonderful places to enjoy a calm, late afternoon paddle. The remote margins next to the shorelines are home to turtles, owls, great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, turkey, beavers, muskrats, raccoon, squirrel and deer.

This river trip is designed to give participants an opportunity to get away from the turmoil and stress of work or school, and spend a tranquil, late afternoon on the water. It also provides participants with the opportunity to try different types of boats, look for wildlife, gain more paddling experience and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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

Sat 28th Sep
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Lakes formed behind the dams at Altamahaw, Saxapahaw and Bynum are wonderful places to enjoy a calm, late afternoon paddle. The remote margins next to the shorelines are home to turtles, owls, great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, turkey, beavers, muskrats, raccoon, squirrel and deer.

This river trip is designed to give participants an opportunity to get away from the turmoil and stress of work or school, and spend a tranquil, late afternoon on the water. It also provides participants with the opportunity to try different types of boats, look for wildlife, gain more paddling experience and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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