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Discovery at Dusk
September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
On selected Fridays in May, June, and September, we offer our most popular guided canoe trip “Discovery at Dusk”. Discovery at Dusk is a series of guided, evening canoe trips that balance nature observation with the quiet relaxation of an canoe outing. Each trip departs at 4 p.m. from Headwaters Outfitters and returns just after dusk. We paddle 8 miles, plan to be on the river approximately 4 hours. The trip fee includes your canoe, lifejacket, paddle, river shuttle, and river guide. Prior canoeing experience is helpful, but not necessary. Reservations are required and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per person
“A quiet canoe ride along a river forest provides an ideal way of seeing birds” states John C. Kircher in Peterson’s Ecology of Eastern Forests field guide (1988). For those who enjoy watching wildlife, or simply relaxing on a quiet summer evening, the French Broad River in Transylvania County offers some of the best places in Western North Carolina to take in this recreational experience.
While a few songbirds and squirrels may be seen during the day, the prime hours for viewing the majority of the French Broad’s residents occur when the sun settles in the west, and bustle of the day turns gradually into the calm and quiet of night.