The Haw River Paddler


“The wonders and blessings of nature offer a beautiful balance to our metal, concrete and plastic world.  Earth, sky, and sea, moment by moment, offer their renewing and healing energies for our bodies, minds, and spirits.”  L. Richard Batzler



Guilford County began construction on a new paddle access to the Haw River Paddle Trail this week.  The paddle access will be located on Brooks Bridge Road in northeast Guilford County on a parcel of land owned by the City of Greensboro for a water intake on the Haw.  The access will be the northern-most on the river; approximately four miles upstream from Altamahaw paddle access.  The bridge has long been used to access the river, but the new construction will provide safe, legal access to a beautiful stretch of river for the first time.  Far narrower than in most parts of Alamance County, the Haw River below Brooks Bridge provides an intimate paddling experience with close up views of Mountain Laurel blooming in the Spring.  The first two miles of river provide rocky ledges that require skilled navigation, before giving way to flat water backed up by Altamahaw Dam.  It will be well worth paddling once complete.  Congratulations to Haw River Trail Partnership members Guilford County and the City of Greensboro for their efforts.HRCK Logo small