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Old 04-28-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering a move to Triad. Can anyone guide us to a website for hiking and kayaking in the area? Or where do you like to kayak/hike? Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to North Carolina State Parks (information on all of the N.C. State Parks)


1. Hanging Rock State Park near Winston-Salem is one of my favorites...we went there a few times when I was in college - the views are amazing. It has 20 miles of hiking trails...waterfalls, steep cliffs, rocky peaks, a beautiful lake, and camping.

Welcome to Hanging Rock State Park



2. Pilot Mountain State Park is also very near Winston-Salem. In addition to miles of hiking trails, the Yadkin River flows through the park and offers rafting/canoing/kayaking.

Welcome to Pilot Mountain State Park



3. Stone Mountain State Park is just west of Winston-Salem and has 16 miles of hiking trails.

Welcome to Stone Mountain State Park


4. I've canoed down the New River...it's pretty tame, but very scenic and fun.

I've been rafting on the Nantahala, Ocoee, and Nolichucky Rivers...the Nantahala is part of Nantahala National Forest - with hundreds of miles in hiking trails and Class II & III rapids: Nantahala National Forest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is an outfitter on several rivers: Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee, Chattooga, Nantahala, Pigeon, French Broad, Nolichucky, Cheoah, New and Gauley Rivers - Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Chattooga, Pigeon, French Broad, Nolichucky, Cheoah, New and Gauley Rivers with NOC

New River

Welcome to New River State Park New River white water rafting (http://www.noc.com/index.php/new.html - broken link)

Nolichucky River............................................. .......................Nantahala River

Nolichucky River white water rafting Nantahala River White Water Rafting


5. The Appalachian Trail cuts through the Smokies: Home - Appalachian Trail Conservancy (http://www.appalachiantrail.org/site/c.mqLTIYOwGlF/b.4805859/k.BFA3/Home.htm - broken link)


6. Category:Hiking trails in North Carolina

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Wow! Thanks DeaconJ for supplying the info. It looks like if we move to NC we will not be lacking in areas that are not too far away. I know that we can get info online, but it is always nice to hear from those who live in the area. We appreciate it.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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And not far to the south you have the Uwharrie National Forest. Quite a few miles of trails there.

Uwharrie NF Recreation Guide (http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreation/uwharrie/index.htm - broken link)

And the VA and NC mountains are not far away for day trips.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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My husband and I are considering a move to Triad. Can anyone guide us to a website for hiking and kayaking in the area? Or where do you like to kayak/hike? Thanks.
You might want to also check out Charlotte too. Home of the US National Whitewater Center (where some trained for the Olympics). We also have plenty of hiking just west of Charlotte (Crowders Mountain...30 minutes) and under 2hrs from the Blue Ridge & Smokey Mountains.

We also have 3 lakes in the metro area (Norman, Wylie & Mountain Island).

Good Luck!
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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I kayak down the yadkin probably within a hour of the triad and I will go back in the Spring so I can get the photo that is on this site for potential shuttle service
Yadkin River Adventures, Inc. Canoeing and Kayaking Rentals. A full service river outfitter located in Rockford, NC
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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DeaconJ...very good...the visitor's bureau needs to hire you! Also good canoeing/kayaking on the Yadkin. Hiking anywhere along the Parkway.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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If you can, grab a copy of "Paddling Eastern North Carolina" by Paul Ferguson ISBN 0-9720268-0-0 400+ pages and unless you are looking for whitewater sport this covers it. It's been our Kayak bible for years. shows every put in and ripple on the river. also guage readings, difficulty levels and fun facts.
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