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“…perhaps our grandsons [and granddaughters], having never seen a wild river, will never miss the chance to set a canoe in singing waters…glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in.”       -Aldo Leopold

Canoeing1Canoe rentals

What a wonderful way to spend a sunny day.  Allow River and Earth Adventures to provide you with all the equipment and logistics as you immerse yourself fully in the famous, breathtaking landscape of the Appalachians. All you have to do is float and enjoy. We provide you with a Mohawk canoe, personal flotation device, paddles, and a small cooler upon request. Spend an hour on the river, or the whole day! It’s your own vehicle waiting for you at the take out!  River and Earth Adventures will come and pick up the canoe.  Bring sunscreen and a lunch and relax as the river carries you through wilderness. Those rocky beaches are perfect for a picnic!

Whether it’s a romantic rendez-vous for two, time to catch up and cool off with your best friends, or a day on the river for a family reunion, you will love your relaxing, rejuvenating, tranquil day of paddling.

We run canoeing, tubing, and recreational kayak shuttles on both the Watuaga and New Rivers depending on water level.  The Watauga River winds through Valle Crucis and the New through the community of Todd.  Both areas are known for their picturesque scenery, quaint shops, and yummy take-out lunch spots.  Two locations serve lunch or can pack a picnic in Todd, NC where we begin our adventure: Todd General Store and the Todd Mercantile (call ahead).

canoeing_North_carolinaGuided Canoe Trips

Our guided trips are custom built around your groups’ specific needs. Depending on the size of your group, one to two guides will lead you down the river, making stops to check out some river ecology. Allow River and Earth Adventures to provide all the equipment, lunch, as well as our skilled, educated, and passionate guides.  River and Earth Adventures has a river adventure awaiting you.


Canoe rentals with shuttle:  float at your leisure to your vehicle waiting at the take out. We will come get the canoe. $65/per canoe.

Guided canoe trips: – These trips are custom designed just for you. Call now for rates. 1-866-411-RAFT