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.

Annual events

Haw River Learning Celebration

Haw River Festival

Clean Up a Thon

Field Trips

Paddle trips in partnership with local outfitters, Frog Hollow Outdoors and Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company

Hikes led by local naturalists

Summer Camps

Each summer, HRA partners with  Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company for week long adventure camps. We have lowered the age limit this year to 8-12 year old participants. These adventure camps are designed to engage campers with the outdoors through different water based and land based activities for an incredible two weeks of adventure, exploration, and river fun!   Each week will be full of opportunities for discovery that will enable campers to connect with the Haw River, with nature, and instill a sense of stewardship. This camp is going to be incredible and we can’t wait to see you there!

Ideally, campers should be confident swimmers by the time camp begins. Both guides are CPR and First Aid Certified.

Enrollment in this camp is on a first come, first serve basis. Please call Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company for more information or to sign up at 336.260.6465 or by email at and please let them know you heard about this opportunity from us!

Camps will be offered during the weeks of June 16- 20 and July 14-18.

Cost: $250 per week

Click here for more information and to register.