The Haw River and its tributaries are enjoyed by those who love to hike, paddle, swim, fish, picnic, or simply sit by the water and experience its magic.
The Haw River Assembly offers lots of ways that you can appreciate the beauty of the river and share that experience with others. Check this website for a calendar of activities and events, including canoe trips, hikes along the Haw, eagle watching, wildflower hunts, river monitoring, community gatherings, mill tour, and many more activities.
Volunteering to be part of HRA projects is also a wonderful way to experience river magic and enjoy the fun and satisfaction of working with others to help protect and restore our river. Under Projects, you can learn more about what we do and how you can participate.
Hikes led by local naturalists
Each summer, HRA partners with Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company for a week long adventure camp for 10-15 year old participants. These adventure camps are designed to engage campers with the outdoors through different on-water and on-land activities. HRA offers 1 day of scientific exploration of the Haw River in Saxapahaw. In addition to time spent paddling, we hike different sections of trails along the Haw River throughout the week. Campers learn outdoor living skills such as orienteering, shelter-building, and tree and plant identification. We work on developing teamwork and confidence as campers participate through games and exercises on our challenge course .
Camps will be offered during the weeks of June 10-14 and July 8-12.