Discovery at Dusk Guided Paddle – Stunning Western North Carolina

25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC, USA
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Duration

4-Hours

Cancellation

Up to 5 days

Group Size

14 people

Languages

English

On selected Fridays in May and September, we offer our most popular guided canoe trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a guided, evening paddling trip that balances nature observation with the quiet relaxation of a canoe/kayak outing. Each trip departs at 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. This time is ideal to observe the peaceful and diverse wildlife that can be see on the French Broad River. Enjoy a relaxing paddle to end your day with family or friends. 

We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 4 hours. Prior canoeing or kayaking experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required. 

  • Prices are based PER PERSON
  • Maximum 2 adults/2 small children per canoe
  • Plan to arrive 30-45 minutes, no later than 30 minutes, before your scheduled departure time
  • Each participant is required to read, complete & sign our Release Form. Click Here
  • Those under 18 need a Parent or Legal Guardian signature
  • Everyone must have appropriate river shoes – no flip-flops
  • Watch our Pre-Trip Safety Video HERE 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a relaxing evening paddling on the French Broad River with an expert guide

3:30 pm - Arrive & Complete Waiver

Meet at Headwaters Outfitters to check-in and complete waiver (if not completed ahead of time) and take short shuttle to the put in boat launch.

4:00 pm - Arrive at Boat Launch

Receive boat, life jacket, and river orientation & set off for your8-mile paddle trip with your guide.

7:00 - 8:00 pm - Shuttle Back to Meeting Point

Arrive at take out point depending on your pace down the river. A complimentary shuttle will be provided to return to the meeting location.

  • Canoe (max. 2 adults/2 small children) or kayak (solo or tandem)
  • Life jackets and paddles
  • Shuttle service to & from the river
  • Parking
  • River map
  • River safety video (included in confirmation email to watch before your trip)
  • Riverside orientation and instruction
  • Personal Gear – dress for weather conditions – River Trip Tips
  • River shoes – no flip-flops or heel-less shoes
  • Drinks, snacks, picnic lunch (Food Truck on site most days April thru October)
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Gratuities – if our river staff provide excellent service it is acceptable to tip your river host

Water

Canoeing
Kayaking
Water

3-6 Hours

Relaxing

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Moderate (5+ Days in Advance)

Cognitive Impaired Friendly
Family Friendly
Gender Inclusive
LGBTQ+ Friendly

Accessible Parking
All Gear Included
Interactivity Shuttle Included

CPR Certified
Leave No Trace 101
Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

English

Activity's Location

25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC, USA

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Owner

Headwaters Outfitters

Member Since 2024

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