Upcoming Events

Annual Clean-Up-a-Thon

Saturday, March 18 2017


Each March we organize a river cleanup day, where volunteers clean up sites in the Haw River watershed. Canoeists travel down the river picking up trash as they go; volunteers clean up the shores of Jordan Lake; homeschoolers, scout troops, school groups, neighborhoods, and communities participate, taking hundreds of bags of trash out of our waterways. Join a team or start your own, we’ll provide the supplies. Contact us at info@hawriver.org for more information.

Durham Creek Week

Saturday, March 18- Saturday, March 25, 2017

Creek Week is a time to discover and clean up our local streams. It has been celebrated in Durham since 2009, with 1,937 volunteers collecting 117,270 pounds of litter to date.

Follow us on social media at http://bit.ly/CreekWeek17 and with #CreekWeek17. Contact Laura Smith at laura.smith@durhamnc.gov or 919-560-4326, ext. 30235 to get involved.

Haw River Festival

Saturday, May 6 2017

The Haw River Festival opens up this summer’s Saturday’s in Saxapahaw. Join us for great bands, all kinds of amazing items in the silent auction and a chance to win a kayak! (And come see the beautiful river).


 2017 T-Shirts for Sale


Designed by Clyde Jones. this colorful print is on a soft eggplant purple 100% organic cotton T-shirt by TS Designs in Burlington,  using their environmentally friendly non-toxic printing process.

$ 25 (adult) S, M, L, XL, XXL

$ 25 (ladies style) S, M, L, XL

$ 20 (youth) S, M, L

Available at the HRA office in Bynum  (919-542-5790 or info@hawriver.org to inquire about our hours or shipping), Townsend Bertram in Carrboro,  the Saxapahaw General Store and Joyful Jewel in Pittsboro.

Kayak Roll Classes & Practice with the Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co.

Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co has joined forces with the Burlington Maynard Aquatic Center to offer the Piedmont paddling community an opportunity to take kayak roll instruction any Wednesday night throughout the year. There is no better place to start learning entry level, or advanced paddling skills than in a large, crystal clear pool. Our sessions are from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. The address for Burlington Maynard Aquatic Center is 1402 Overbrook Road. Burlington, NC 27215

All gear can be provided with instruction. We can provide whitewater, or touring kayaks for our instruction. You are also welcome to bring your own gear to use in this class, we only require that you clean your gear thoroughly to ensure you do not introduce any algae into the pools water system.

This course is made up of 4 sessions of 1.5 hours each.  Very few people master a kayak roll the first session, but by the fourth session, students should have a confident flatwater roll.  Private boaters are also welcome to come in and use the pool with their own equipment to practice rolling for a $5.00 entry fee (Paid to the BMAC at their front desk).

Fee: $100 per person for instruction plus $5.00 entrance fee paid to BMAC for each session.

To practice your rolls with your own boat and paddling gear there is just the $5.00 entrance fee, paid to BMAC.

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Winding through rural and urban areas, past cultural and historical sites, the Haw River provides a wild refuge from the frenetic pace of life. It conveys its own sense of history. It offers a beautiful, wild refuge for plants and animals. It is ideal for young and old. Join our friends with Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. (located in the wonderful town of Saxapahaw) for a trip down the Haw River. Share an adventure with friends and family nourishing your mind, body and spirit on one of their upcoming featured paddle trips.


By Mail:
The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.
P.O. Box 22
Saxapahaw, NC 27340

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