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Canoe Programs

canoe1River Canoe Trips

Each trip is led by a CNC naturalist and offers a unique introduction to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River. Your naturalist will enlighten you as to the cultural and natural history of the river, citing important ecological relationships and environmental issues that affect this endangered river while allowing you to enjoy the peaceful qualities of the River.

Canoe Guides are all CPR/First Aid Certified and are experienced paddlers and naturalists. Don’t worry if you are new to canoeing – CNC provides all equipment (canoe, paddles, and personal flotation device (PFDs) for participants. These trips are suitable for both beginning and advanced paddlers (ages 6 and up.)

Family Canoe Days

If you are just trying out canoeing for the first time, then join us for a Family Canoe Day on one of our ponds.  This 1 ½ hour class is designed to teach you boat basics and help you perfect your paddling.  Our Canoe Guides will go over safety protocols and then let you explore one of our ponds.  A great way to get ready for a summer out on the Chattahoochee.  Don’t worry if you are new to canoeing – CNC provides all equipment (canoe, paddles, and personal flotation device (PFDs) for participants. These trips are suitable for both beginning and advanced paddlers (ages 6 and up.)

Want to find out what you may see out on the ‘Hooch? Discover what our guides have been up to on our Canoe with CNC Facebook Page!

Private Canoe Excursions

Ages 6 – Adult, Advance Registration Required at least 2 weeks in advance
A private canoe excursion gives your group the exclusive attention of our naturalists. It’s a great opportunity for groups who want to spend time together while exploring the Chattahoochee River. Trips can be arranged to fit your schedule and can accommodate large and small groups.

To provide the best experience, please register a minimum of one week in advance unless otherwise noted. More Questions about Canoeing at CNC? Contact our scheduling office (email) or call 770-992-2055 ext. 237

Availability and Pricing:

Click here for a Canoe Confirmation Letter including Canoe Cancellation Policy and Liability Waiver

May 28, 2016 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, April 23, 2016 until Sun, May 29, 2016.

River Canoe Trips

canoe cliffsThe Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of spring time. CNC provides all equipment for participants.
For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 30, 2016 (Mon) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Memorial Day River Canoe Trip

canoe cliffsTake advantage of this day off with a relaxing trip on the Chattahoochee River. Join our naturalist for a morning paddle and we’ll get you back in time to prepare for any summer kick-off cookouts. Ages 6-Adult. Register by May 26, $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 03, 2016 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, June 3, 2016 until Fri, June 24, 2016.

Date Night on the River

image-259Get a babysitter and come relax with us on this adults-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner, and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 general public/$25 members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 04, 2016 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, June 4, 2016 until Sun, August 28, 2016.

River Canoe Trips

canoersThe Chattahoochee River is calling – Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides take you downriver to see the sights and sounds of this river in the summer. Discover the plants and animals that call this area home and explore the river’s backwaters as you re-imagine the river through a canoeing experience. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 general public/$25 members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 11, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Sat, June 11, 2016 until Sat, June 18, 2016.

Family Canoe Day

canoe 2Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first-time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, but will also provide races, games and water squirters for those hot summer mornings. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 general public/$10 members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 19, 2016 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Father’s Day Paddle

canoe 3Celebrate Dad (and Grandpa) with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family. Let’s paddle to the playgrounds at Riverside Park for a little R & R, but be careful – to beat the heat we’ll be distributing water squirters. Ages 6+; $30 general public/$25 members, Dads save $5; Register by June 16

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jun 25, 2016 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Family Canoe Night and Campfire

photo 3 (17)Our popular beginner’s program moves to the evening. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. After paddling on our Beaver Pond, we’ll crack open the s’mores and roast some marshmallows. The CNC provides all equipment and s’mores fixin’s for participants. Ages 5+: $20 general public/$15 members; Register by June 17.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 02, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 11:30 am

This event is running from Sat, July 2, 2016 until Sat, July 16, 2016.

Family Canoe Day

canoe 2Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, but will also provide races, games and water squirters for those hot summer mornings. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 general public/$10 CNC members.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 02, 2016 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, July 2, 2016 until Sat, July 30, 2016.

Conservation Series Canoe Trips

canoe cliffs2Each Saturday in July our canoe guides will be accompanied by local folks working to conserve the river. Hear their stories and learn how you can make a difference for our river while we travel a 2 ½ hour 3-mile loop through the backwaters of Bull Sluice Lake, discovering the plants and animals that call this area home. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 general public/$25 CNC members

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 08, 2016 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Date Night on the River

canoersGet a babysitter and come relax with us on this adults-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 general public/$25 CNC members

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Jul 20, 2016 (Wed) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Moon Landing Paddle

image-259This is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Join us for a special weekday paddling trip followed by stargazing and a campfire. Ages 6 +; $40 general public/$30 CNC members; Register two participants and save $5

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 12, 2016 (Fri) 5:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, August 12, 2016 until Fri, August 26, 2016.

Music Night on the River

canoersPaddle faster… we hear banjos! Our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip while we are serenaded by a string duo. We will open the grounds early for participants in this adults-only trip to enjoy a BYO picnic dinner. Ages 21+; $30 general public/$25 members

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Aug 13, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 am -- 11:30 am
Family Canoe Day

canoe 101Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, but will also provide races, games and water squirters for those hot summer mornings. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 general public/$10 CNC members; Register by August 10.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.