LandTrust to host summer paddle series

RSVP required for Uwharrie Region adventure

The LandTrust of Central North Carolina has scheduled a Summer Paddle Series designed to showcase valuable waterways and paddling opportunities in the Piedmont region.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Kayakers start out along Little River at the Highway 731 bridge during the inaugural Zachary Goforth Memorial River Run on May 9 in Montgomery County.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Kayakers start out along Little River at the Highway 731 bridge during the inaugural Zachary Goforth Memorial River Run on May 9 in Montgomery County.

Paddle along to learn about the region’s unique waterways, the flora and fauna that utilize this habitat, and how conservation is helping to protect our rivers from pollution.

Each month, the LandTrust will lead a paddle down a different river. Each paddle will start at 9am and take between two and four hours. The LandTrust will provide shuttles between take out and put in spots.

Each of the four paddle events can be used to complete the Paddle Challenge. The challenge is simply to complete eight different paddling adventures in the Uwharrie Region. Many PeeDeePost.com readers have already completed one of the eight — the 3.67-mile trip from Roberdel to Steele Street in Rockingham. Take note, however, that the challenge — for which those who complete all eight trips earn an embroidered patch — is for LandTrust of Central North Carolina members only.

The first adventure in the Summer Paddle Series is approximately 5.7 miles long, a point-to-point paddle along Rocky River from the Plank Road access point to the Highway 52 bridge. Click on each waterway name in the schedule below for a more detailed event description.

Here’s the schedule:

* June 20 — Rocky River, c. 5.7 miles
Put-in is at 2494 Plank Road in Norwood. Takeout is at the Highway 52 bridge in Norwood.

* July 17 — Mountain Creek
Put-in and takeout is at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission boat landing located at 2063 Grassy Island Road along the outskirts of Ellerbe (approximately 1.1 miles downhill from Bethel Hill Baptist Church).

* Aug. 23 — Daniel Boone’s Heritage Canoe Trail
Put-in is at Boone’s Cave Park. Take-out is at Hannah’s Ferry.

* Sept. 12 — Narrows/Falls Reservoir
Put-in and take-out is at the end of Falls Road in Albemarle.

Canoeists and kayakers can bring their own crafts, but RSVP is still required.

Fees – LandTrust CNC members
Free if you have your own boat, $35 per kayak, $40 per tandem kayak or canoe or a season pass (all four trips) for $120 per kayak and $140 per tandem kayak or canoe.

Fees – nonmembers

$10 if you have your own boat; otherwise, $45 per kayak or $50 per tandem kayak or canoe.

RSVP

Fees must be paid at the time of RSVP to secure your spot (link to payment page can be accessed through the RSVP form). We will not be accepting payments on the day of the paddles.

RSVP HERE

Email Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org or call 336-633-0143 with questions.

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