Friday Afternoon Stress Release Paddle

Great Bend Park • May through November

Join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon canoe trip along the upper Haw River. This trip is ideal for the beginner as well as the experienced paddler and is the perfect way to end a stressful work week.

Trip Details:

Participants will check in at the Great Bend Park Parking lot located at 350 Greenwood Drive, Burlington, NC 27217. After a short hike paddlers will arrive at the put-in above Glencoe dam. This is an upriver trip in the flatwater section behind the dam. Paddlers will launch from and return to the same location. During the trip, participants are encouraged to bird-watch, fish, or just enjoy the tranquility of nature before returning to the launch site.

All paddlers under the age of 18 that will not be accompanied by an adult must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian before they can go on the trip. To fit into a life vest, passengers must be over the age of 2 years and weigh at least 30 pounds. The canoe can fit two adults and may accommodate up to two children if they are each under 100 pounds.


A reservation can be rescheduled or canceled at least 24 hours in advance in order to receive full in-store credit towards a future trip or course. Cancellations or “no-shows” within 24 hours of a reservation will receive no credit or refund.

There is a minimum of 4 people for a trip to start. Should your tour not reach the minimum required people, we will reach out to reschedule your trip.

Trip Fees & Duration

The trip fee is $50 per canoe. The trip duration is approximately 2 hours.

From The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. website, select “Experience the Haw” on the top right. Select “Self-Guided Trips” and scroll to the bottom to see “Friday Afternoon Stress Relief Paddle”

Upcoming Trip Dates & Times

November 4 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm
November 18 • 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Questions? Contact:

The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. • 336-260-6465 •