The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation works to ensure clean, plentiful water in the Catawba River Basin through advocacy and education. Learn more about what they do and how you can be involved.
The organization is offering a growing number of opportunities to kayak, included kayak rentals, guided tours, and kids’ programs. Read on to learn about just a few of those opportunities, as well as special events. Make sure to keep checking their website for more announcements.
You might also be interested in our list of 12 places to rent kayaks, canoes, and more near Charlotte.
Christmas Family Fun Day
On Saturday, December 18th, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m., the Boathouse is hosting Christmas Family Fun Day. This is a free event.
- Photo opportunities with Santa and an elf (no charge)
- Bounce House (donations accepted)
- Face painting (cost involved)
- Holiday crafts (cost involved)
- Food truck with food for purchase
- Hot chocolate for purchase
- Christmas Lights
- Free parking to get to Christmas Town USA!
Going to McAdenville for the Christmas Town USA lights? You can park for free at the boathouse and walk a .25 mile trail of Christmas lights, which leads from the Boathouse straight onto Main Street!
In fact, you can park in this lot even when there isn’t an event. The Boathouse is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting December 3rd, from 4 to 10 p.m.
Kids’ Flatwater Kayaking
Check back again for spring of 2022.
From May to September, you can rent a kayak for $20 at Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park in Belmont. This includes PFD and safety instruction.
Check back for 2022.
There’s a lot of wildlife to see from the kayak on the Catawba River.
Thursday Evening Flatwater Kayaking
Check back for 2022!
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