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Old 02-12-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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My favorite spots:


New River State Park, Ashe Co (Jefferson, NC) - kayak and canoe
I have not been to this park. I usually on a rush to Boone or on the way back excited to go down the mountain. If one place I could get a speeding ticket this would be the place. I will have to add it to the do list.

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Looks nice. How far from Charlotte are these places?

I always laugh when people say Charlotte is great because you have the moutains and ocean both 2-3 hours away.

For anyone who has grown up in the mountains or by the ocean it sucks that they are so far way and is not a selling point for Charlotte. I grew up in the moutains of New Hampshire and was only 45 minutes from the ocean : )
Charlotte is ideally situate you can do these in a day trip except outer banks and I cant give you a real time how far it is due to I went with my dog alot of bathroom breaks but I would say about 7 hours.

I also tend to get a place at beach even though it can be done in a day trip as well but I cant stand traveling covered in sand or the icky salt on me.

The mountains are ideal for day trips especially in the Spring and Summer.
The trip to French Broad took me about 3-3.5 hours I left at 8 a.m and back by 8:30 p.m

I want to add Uwharrie River to my do list it is about a hour northeast of Charlotte between Badin and Albermarle.

I am not a fan of winters here due to limited outdoor activity but there is plenty to do outdoors in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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Default Up the River Outfitters

If you get to Georgia, give Up the River Outfitters a try. They come off the head waters of the Chattahoochee River at Lake Lanier.

Tubing, Canoeing, and Kayaking on the Chattahoochee with Up The River Outfitters
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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New River and Gaulley in West Va. Personally I think the Whitewater center is overrated, at least for white water rafting. Maybe kayaking is more fun, but I just don't get going around in circles.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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Natural White Water Riding is not going to be great this year unless we get torrential rain storm. West Virginia is doing better than NC but the New River Flows North into WVA from NC so it could be give or take.As suggested above the New River and Gauley is where I fell in love with this sport but depending on the water levels the class of waves may be weak. Once you do the real thing going to a man made center just doesnt cut it with me.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I'm looking for a used canoe that seats 3 and rivers within an hour of Charlotte that are easy and scenic. Not looking for whitewater. If you have a canoe for sale (trying to stay $300 or under) please send pictures and information to my email realtor_steve@bellsouth.net. Thanks for the help, I'm new to this site.

Steve
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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For calm water kayaking Cane Creek Park and Lake Twitty in Monroe are both great. We go to lake Twitty on a regular basis. I'd like to try the white water center too.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:26 AM
 
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Whitewater center is awesome! The kayaking is awesome, and there is a wide variety for different levels of kayakers on the water. I highly recommend
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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Default Catawba River Expeditions

We do kayak/canoe trips on the Catawba River in Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Landsford Canal State Park. Our website is www.catawba-river-expeditions.com, we're a small family business, and do trips every weekend and throughout the week during summer months. You're not stuck with a group, go do your own thing and we provide the boats and shuttle!
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