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.
Key: Summer Camps | Guided Trips | Self-serve | Special Events | Paddling Classes | Custom Trips |
|Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.|
Sat 8th Apr
This weekend introductory course in the basics of whitewater canoeing stresses technique, safety and enjoyment. Instruction is designed to provide both an understanding of the principals of canoeing in class II whitewater and an opportunity to develop skill through practice. You will learn about equipment, strokes, whitewater maneuvers (e.g., upstream and downstream ferries, eddy turns and peel-outs), 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.
Fee: $165 per person.
Sun 9th Apr
5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
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 9th Apr
4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Enjoyed by inexperienced and experienced paddlers alike, this trip offers a variety of flatwater river conditions and landscapes, along with the opportunity to watch birds and wildlife. There is one easy portage around the Puryear Dam in Swepsonville at the beginning of this trip.
THE SHUTTLE FOR THESE TRIPS LEAVES AT 9AM, 11AM, AND 1PM DURING THE WEEKENDS
PLEASE REFER TO THE PADDLE CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE DATES. WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAYS, WITH ADVANCED RESERVATIONS WE CAN STILL OFFER THIS TRIP ON THESE DAYS. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY SUNDAY BEFORE 5pm.
Sun 9th Apr
3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
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 THE WEEKENDS.
FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN GO OUT BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY
Sun 9th Apr
Spirit Island in the Haw River is located just downriver from a dam and powerhouse
Fee: $35 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.
* For an additional charge, lunch can be provided by the Saxapahaw General Store. In addition to $3.00 per boat and the price of the picnic lunch, we will place your order, pick it up and have it ready for you to take on the trip. See the menu below for what is available.
Boxed Lunch by Saxapahaw General Store
for Haw River Canoe and Kayak Paddles
*Sandwich, Side Salad or Potato Salad,
and Cookie or Organic Apple: $14
*Sandwich, Kettle Chips, and Big Cookie
(chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin) or Organic Apple: $12
(GF bread available by request):
Chicken Salad: on Croissant with Lettuce, Tomato, and Red Onion
Grilled Chicken: on scratch Foccacia with Provolone, Lemon-Garlic Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, and Cucumber
Turkey Club: Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar, Dijon, Mayo, Lettuce, Tomato on scratch Sourdough
Roast Vegetable: Roasted tomatoes, zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, olive tapenade, spinach and goat cheese on multigrain bread.
Portabella Wrap: Portabellas, provolone, caramelized onions, romaine lettuce, lemon-garlic aioli, wrapped.
Sun 9th Apr
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 guides lead a "women only" group. The goal is to become rejuvenated through movement on the water, observing nature and enjoying a relaxing post-paddle social.
Fee: $65 per person with a canoe/kayak provided, $60 per person with your own boat.