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Old 03-30-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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I looks like something new is coming from the Charlotte Whitewater Center. They are calling it a canopy tour and this is how they describe it on their website. The Catawba river and woods are very nice near the WWC but are pretty hard to get to. This will make it a lot easier.
"The Canopy Tour is the newest way to experience the USNWC. Rediscover the outdoors as you explore the woodlands along the Catawba River and portions of the Historic Tuckaseegee Ford and Trail. Participants are guided through the tree canopy traveling from platform to platform on a series of zips, sky bridges, rappels and other high adventure challenges.
The tour reaches heights in excess of 60 feet in the hardwood trees that lace a 90 foot deep canyon before working its way through a wetlands delta and then proceeding along the banks of the Catawba River. Along the tour, your guides will highlight the unique natural elements of our environment as well as the historical significance of the area.
The Canopy Tour will open in the spring of 2011."


The Canopy Tour at the USNWC | U.S. National Whitewater Center



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Old 03-30-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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Awesome!

I love the Whitewater Center!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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I think the Whitewater center will eventually evolve into an outdoor lover's theme park (not an actual theme park; just a fun place to experience all sorts of outdoor activities).
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:55 PM
 
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Pretty sweet!
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Great!
W ehave been looking at this sort of thing elsewhere,so great to know there's one that's close.
Having said that as much as I like the idea I'm frightened of heights
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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I <3 the Whitewater Center.
This weekend they are having the Hope Floats duckrace. A really fun charity event to support Kindermourn which helps families that have either had a child pass away or a parent.

They put a thousand or so little yellow rubber duckies in the whitewater and race them.

You can buy a Quack Pack for $25 (6 ducks).

We will be taking the kids out to watch.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Sounds great I am planning on the family going there this summer just have to figure out what to do with the 4 year old since most of the stuff I am looking into is not for his age group. I mainly want to get my 15 year old out and doing this kind of stuff for the experience.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Sounds great I am planning on the family going there this summer just have to figure out what to do with the 4 year old since most of the stuff I am looking into is not for his age group. I mainly want to get my 15 year old out and doing this kind of stuff for the experience.
At one time 4 year olds could go on a kayaking trip with adult. And I think they might be able to do a climb. I'm not really sure.

I did find that the Nantahala Outdoor Center has a couple rivers they run trips on. There's the Lower Pigeon River outside of Gatlinburg, TN that 4 year olds can go on. their website is Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Chattooga, Pigeon, French Broad, Nolichucky and Cheoah Rivers with NOC
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