Sometimes, you need to escape the stress of busy schedules, get away from it all and enjoy a peaceful, refreshing evening. That's the idea behind the Women's Evening Paddle, where your female river guide leads a "women only" group. The goal is to become rejuvenated through movement on the water, observing nature and enjoying the river in a group setting.
This 2.5-hour river trip begins while egrets and great blue herons begin their evening rest, and concludes with time to discuss what is important in life. It's a unique trip designed by women for women. After paddling, guests will find several great venues in our small village to enjoy a post paddle meal, drink, or social!
Fee: $40 per person with a canoe/kayak provided.
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.
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.