Kayaking or canoeing the Neuse River in Raleigh will get you on eye-level with the large roots that hold up the huge trees that line the river banks. Why not rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle board and see these trees from an angle you can’t get anywhere else?
I played leapfrog with this big Blue Heron as I kayaked down the Neuse River alone one early morning in Raleigh. No matter how quietly you kayak or canoe, they tend to be pretty skittish.
Nature’s Christmas Tree ornaments. On the Neuse River, Raleigh.
This was one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had on the Neuse River. I was floating alone in a kayak early one morning and floated under a low hanging tree. I just happened to look up and directly above my head was this enormous owl. He just watched me float by about 6 feet
Spring is here and the banks of the Neuse River are starting to pop with color. A canoe, kayak, or SUP trip down the river will get you closer than any other way.
The Neuse River Greenway parking lot is a popular starting-off point for those wanting to wet a fly. A kayak or canoe is another great way to fish the Neuse River. Wading or paddling, the Neuse River is a great place to catch a fish in the Triangle.
I shared the river with this heron on my last kayak paddle down the Neuse River near Raleigh. We leapfrogged each other as sometimes he would let me pass and other times he would fly further down stream and await my approach.
A quick paddle up a side creek off the Neuse River found a sandbar totally covered with deer prints. This paddle is only possible when the river is up a bit. It was about 500cfs when I took my kayak up the creek.
A paddle down the Neuse River will get you a view of fields like this.
This informative sign overlooks the Neuse River at the Falls Dam.