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Descriptions of 2017 Guided Paddle Trips

Jan. 14--Polar Bear Paddle & Plunge

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Where: Dixon Landing at Grizzard Park in Rome

This annual 6-mile paddle helps bring in the new year right! Take a chilly trip down the Etowah River and through downtown Rome and watch a few brave paddlers take a rope swing plunge into the Etowah. 

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March 18--Dawson Forest Paddle in Dawson County Sponsored by The Outside World 

Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Ga. 9 near Dawsonville

This 8-mile paddle on the Etowah takes you through Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area and past Shoal Creek, the proposed site of a massive dam & reservoir project that would impact flows on the Etowah and habitat for endangered fish species. Click here to learn more about The Outside World, a full-service outfitter located in Dawsonville and Columbus.  http://www.theoutsideworld.net/

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March 25—McGraw Ford Paddle on the Etowah in Cherokee County Sponsored by The Outside World 

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Etowah River near Canton

This 9-mile paddle on the Etowah takes you from Old Federal Road through the heart of the scenic McGraw Ford Wildlife Management Area, over several Native American fish weirs and into the area’s rich history of gold mining. Click here to learn more about The Outside World, a full-service outfitter located in Dawsonville and Columbus.

April 22—Earth Day on the Etowah--Euharlee to US 411

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Etowah River near Euharlee

This 10-mile jaunt from Euharlee to US 411 is arguably the most scenic stretch of the Etowah in Bartow County featuring numerous Native American fish weirs, the Island Ford island complex and a beautiful “rock garden.” Bald eagles and otters have been spotted on this section.

May 20 Fish Weir Paddle on the Etowah in Cherokee County

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Etowah River near Canton

This 13-mile paddle on the Etowah takes you through the heart of Cherokee County and a surprisingly rural landscape. Along the way pass over numerous Native American fish weirs as you make your way to the city of Canton. 

June 10—Chattooga River Paddle

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Chattooga River near Lyerly

This 7-mile journey runs from historic Lyerly Dam to Holland-Chattoogaville Road, taking in gentle shoals, picturesque bluffs and clear, cold springs on the City of Lyerly's Chattooga River Water Trail. 

July 15--Mussel paddle on the Oostanaula River 

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Where: Oostanaula River near Calhoun 

This 10-mile paddle takes you from the City of Calhoun into the rural countryside of Gordon County, taking in some of the best freshwater mussel habitat on the Oostanaula River. 

July 22—Leake Mound Site to Euharlee 

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Etowah River near Cartersville

This 8-mile journey takes you from the historic Leake Mound site, over several Native American fish weirs, beneath the historic Milam Bridge and into Euharlee.  

Aug. 5—Oostanaula River Paddle Ga. 156 to Ga. 140

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Oostanaula River near Armuchee

This 10-mile journey carries you through a beautiful stretch of Northwest Georgia’s Ridge and Valley landscape. While ridges rise in the horizon in the distance, on the river, you’ll likely find much evidence of the river’s healthy mussel diversity. Shells will be easy to find.

Aug. 12—Indian Mound Paddle Allatoona to Leake Mound Site

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Etowah River near Cartersville

This 10-mile journey is a crowd-pleaser. Clear water flowing from Lake Allatoona carries you around historic Thompson Weinman Dam, across Native American fish weirs and past the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site where we’ll stop for a tour.

Sept. 2—Fish Weir Paddle on the Etowah River

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Etowah River near Kingston

Traditionally one of our most popular paddles, this trip plots a 17-mile course from US 411 to Grizzard Park in Rome, winding through some of the most remote stretches of the Lower Etowah and providing access to the best of the Etowah’s fish weirs and other historic sites.

Sept. 6—Harvest Moon Paddle

Time: 8-11 p.m.

Where: Coosa River near Rome

Catch the Harvest Moon over the Coosa River on this 6-mile, moonlight paddle from Heritage Park in Downtown Rome to Lock and Dam Park on the Coosa.

Oct. 8--Paddling Through History at Valley View Farm

Time:1-8 p.m. 

This fundraiser paddle features a six-mile paddle on the Etowah River, tours of historic Valley View--an antebellum plantation home--a catered dinner and a kayak raffle. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS

Oct. 28—Fall Foliage Paddle Etowah & Coosa Rivers

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Etowah & Coosa Rivers near Rome

View the fall colors along a 12-mile stretch of the Etowah and Coosa rivers as you journey from the outskirts of Rome, through downtown and on to historic Lock and Dam Park on the Coosa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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