Kayaking or canoeing in northwestern North Carolina and the historic New River

Northwestern North Carolina, and especially the peaceful and historic New River (an American Heritage River) in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a wide variety of canoeing and kayaking opportunities for people of all skill levels.

Kayaking or canoeing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while choosing your level of adventure. Keeping your canoe moving downstream is easy on most streams. You just have to keep the boat pointed in the way you want to go, and let the river do the work. If Class II-IV excitement is more your speed, try kayaking through the hills of the New River in West Virginia. Its loaded with big, bouncy waves and breathtaking scenery. The river swells with spring rains, becoming the largest-volume run in the East!

The New River is approximately 320 miles long, spanning through North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The New River begins at the confluence of the North Fork New River and South Fork New River in Ashe County North Carolina and flows up through the Iron Mountains of Virginia and into West Virginia. Even though the rivers name is the New River, it is widely believed to be one of the oldest in the world, second only to the Nile River. Geologists confirm that it is indeed very old, and probably the oldest in North America because its course runs from south to north, against the topography of the Appalachian Mountains, thus making most believe that the river pre-existed the mountains and surrounding land formation.

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1110 Flinchum Road Danbury NC 27016 Tel: 336-593-2628

Family river adventures along the Dan River. Our canoe, kayak, and Sit-on-Tops trips include equipment, as well as drop off service. Adjacent to Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, North Carolina.

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http://www.danrivercompany.com   Last Updated on 5/10/2010
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 Banner Elk NC 28604 Tel: 828-898-9550
Travel 67.49 miles  -  1:55 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina

Edge of the World - Banner Elk, NCGuided Whitewater Rafting , Canoeing, Rock Climbing & Rappeling Trips; Complete Skateboard & Snowboard Shop

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http://www.edgeoworld.com/summer/rafting.htm   Last Updated on 9/16/2008
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2966 Garvey Bridge Road Crumpler NC 28694  Tel: 336-982-9439
Travel 47.72 miles  -  1:29 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina

Riverside Canoe  - Crumpler , NCWe offer New River Canoeing in Northeastern Ashe County. With us you can Canoe on the south fork along the 26 mile section of the National Wild & Scenic New River. We offer canoe, kayak, tube and bike rentals. Our self guided New River paddling trips range from 2 hours to 8 hours or overnight. We also offer overnight guided trips.

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http://www.riversidecanoeing.com   Last Updated on 9/16/2008
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413-B Church Street Eden NC 27288 Tel: 336-627-6215
Travel 88.43 miles  -  1:48 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina

Three Rivers Outfitters  - Eden   , NCThree Rivers Outfitters has joined with Troublesome Creek Outfitter to offer the areas only Full Service Outfitters. We offer scheduled trips on the Mayo River, Dan River, and Smith River in Virginia and North Carolina. We have a full retail shop! Come to us for new and used kayaks and canoes, paddling gear, clothes, books, maps, and more.

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http://www.3-r-o.com   Last Updated on 9/13/2008
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US-321 Boone NC  28607
Travel 64.3 miles  -  1:26 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina

Wahoo's Adventures - Boone , NC For thirty years Wahoo's Adventures has been pioneering whitewater rafting trips in Tennessee and North Carolina! Discover the scenic Nolichucky, Watauga and New Rivers of the Great Smoky Mountains through an exciting whitewater adventure.

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http://www.wahoosadventures.com   Last Updated on 8/6/2008

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