"Canoeing and kayaking the New River" Top 5 Page for this destination Boone Things to Do Tip by Faiza-Ifrah
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For a canoeing trip on New River, we, that is, dad, Rayyan and I (mom opted out of the adventure with plans to do some serious shopping in Boone) availed the services of Wahoo’s Adventures. We rented out a canoe and a sit-on kayak from them and then drove 15 kms on a narrow winding Highway 194 north through the hills into the area of Todd to their New River location. A young guide by the name of Lee Mason met us here. We parked our car and then were driven by Lee upstream to a location to enable us pedal for 5 hours back to where our car was originally parked.
It was, of course, Rayyan, who jumped on the kayak. Dad and I took the canoe. The River was slow and shallow, the maximum depth being my vest. It was lots of fun. Every now and then the river would run the effects of a rapid that would bring additional excitement. We took many pictures of the scenery, of ourselves, and some waterfowl. In our effort to observe waterfowl and take pictures, we crashed into the bushes on the riverbank only to find spiders crawling all over the canoe.
Directions: Wahoo's Adventures is located on Highway 321 / 221 between Boone and Blowing Rock.
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