Month: September 2016

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Reflecting


Some days on the Neuse River it is hard to tell where the sky stops and the river starts. Only about a month left of trips until we call it a season. This weekend’s weather looks awesome.

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Steamy


With the first few cool mornings of the Fall potentially coming this week, we will start to get into the “steamy” season. When the warm lake water meets the cool Fall air, you get lots of steam on the water. Toss in a sunrise, and you get some of the coolest paddles of the year.

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Just a little guy


Just a super cute little deer staring at me along the Neuse River. No big deal. Did you know that baby deer keep their spots for 90 to 120 days? The spots fade as the fawn grows a thicker coat in preparation for winter weather. Therefore, deer born earlier in the season keep their spots

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You need some Vitamin D


It has been a gloomy, rainy week so far. Now, admittedly, this is the first week like this we’ve had in a long time. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see the sun again. Here’s a picture from sunnier days looking downstream on the Neuse River near the Falls Dam Canoe Launch.

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Superfast


Here’s how to get 100 people on the Neuse River in 30 seconds. Thanks to Thales Academy  for the good time last week. Group trips are one of our specialties, from 14 to 114 people, we’ve got you covered. We have canoe, kayak, and paddleboard options for our 1.5 hour or 4 hour trips.

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Falls Lake Festival


Join us this Saturday from 10am-2pm at the 9th Annual Falls lake Festival. A celebration of conservation and education, there will be a canoe race, food trucks, and outdoor-related vendors. The festival was started by Paddle Creek and originally held in the Spring as a way to demo new kayaks before making your buying decision.

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Dew or Dew Not?


We’re getting to that time of year where we could be seeing more temperature swings. For you that probably means it’s time to dig out that sweater that Aunt Gertrude knitted for you. You know the one I’m talking about, the hideous one with the tiny neck hole that you only wear around the house while binge-watching

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Mysteries of the Deep


The Neuse River has been low for a couple of months now, which is common for late Summer and early Fall. Unfortunately, when that happens, all the stuff that’s been living on the bottom of the river comes out. We partner with groups like Sound Rivers and Orvis who host Neuse River clean-ups throughout the

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Closing In


Sometimes as I kayak down the Neuse River, it feel like the forest on either side are slowly trying to consume the river. If you look down stream, you’ll see the woods leaning in and slowly losing trees off the bank into the river. It is a natural cycle of erosion and is explained well

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Seeing Red


There are a few holdouts of summer color along the banks of the Neuse River in Raleigh, but it won’t be long before a new kind of colors moves in and leaves start falling.

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