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 6th Jan
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.
Sat 6th Jan
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
6079 Swepsonville Saxapahaw Road
Sat 6th Jan
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.
Sat 6th Jan
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.