No. 49: Canoe down the Haw River

17 March 2014


This weekend, two of my best friends from childhood and their significant others came down to visit us (hooray!). Most of our time was spent in general relaxation (eating, taking walks, eating, playing board games, eating, and chatting), but we did plan one big activity – canoeing down the Haw River! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for over a year now, and we figured special visitors were a good enough excuse to make it happen.


Our rental was through Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company, based in Saxapahaw, and we chose the “half day” Bynum Upriver Paddle. It was $50 per couple, and they’re really flexible about what time you want to head out and come back (the whole experience took about three hours). We completely lucked out with our weather – mid 70’s and sunny!! We’d love to try a few other trips they offer in other seasons, so I doubt this will be our last canoe trip, but we’re glad to have one under our belt!

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March 17, 2014 9:27 am

This looks like so much fun – I’m glad you had the chance to share the experience with such special friends!

March 18, 2014 10:20 am

That looks so fun! I am excited to have lots of outdoor adventures once this New England weather warms up :)

March 19, 2014 5:19 pm

This looks like a blast!! I haven’t been in a canoe in years, but one of my very favorite outdoor activities is kayaking on the Potomac River. Even in the midst of a bustling city, it’s amazing how quiet and serene kayaking on a river can be.

March 24, 2014 12:12 pm

Love the personal post:)

March 24, 2014 12:48 pm

Yay so fun! What a great trip, I wish I was still in NC!!! :)