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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Mon 1st May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

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10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Tue 2nd May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Wed 3rd May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Wed 3rd May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Thu 4th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Thu 4th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Fri 5th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Fri 5th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Sat 6th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Sat 6th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Sat 6th May
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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 the main office in Saxapahaw at 6:45pm.  6079 Swepsonville Saxapahaw road.

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Sat 6th May
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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 7th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Sun 7th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Sun 7th May
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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:  $40.00 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

Mon 8th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Mon 8th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Tue 9th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Wed 10th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Wed 10th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Thu 11th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Thu 11th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Fri 12th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Fri 12th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Sat 13th May
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5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.

Sat 13th May
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$35 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $45 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels.  Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam.  Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.

THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT

10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING WEEKEND DAYS.

FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN HAVE A START TIME BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY

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Sat 13th May
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This 8 hour introductory course in the basics of river canoeing stresses technique, safety and enjoyment. Instruction is designed to provide both an understanding of the principals of canoeing and an opportunity to develop skill through practice. You will learn about equipment, strokes, maneuvering in current, river reading, safety, rescue techniques and knot tying. You will also have an opportunity to paddle both solo and in tandem. If the opportunity presents itself, we will take time to observe wildlife. We will break in the middle for lunch so bring a bag lunch with you.

Fee: $120 per person.

Sat 13th May
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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.