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Celebrate N.C. State Trails with a 2-hour Paddle on the Haw River

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Haw River Trail runs 80 miles, from just north of Greensboro southeast to its conclusion in Jordan Lake. It’s boulder-strewn waters give the impression of a mountain river while its flora-choked banks are junglelike in spots. It’s perhaps the wildest experience to be had in the Piedmont.

Join the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Hometown Strong initiative for a celebration of the Haw by both land and water on July 6 in Saxapahaw. The day begins with a paddle on a dammed portion of the Haw, known as Lake Saxapahaw, from 1-3 p.m. It’s followed by this 3-mile hike from 3:30 – 5 p.m. (see separate sign-up). We’ll cap the day with Saturdays in Saxapahaw, live outdoor music from 6-8 p.m.

Regarding the paddle portion of the event: If you have a canoe/kayak/stand-up paddleboard, great! Just meet us at the put-in at 1 p.m. If you need a boat, you can rent from Haw River Canoe & Kayak, located at adjacent to the put-in. Rentals are:

  • $44 Single kayaks and stand-up paddleboards
  • $64 Tandem kayaks and canoes

Rentals incldue boat, PFD, paddle. Go here for details and to sign up!