This trips starts intimate, with high banks on your left, wetlands with trees on your right. As you make your way with minimal help from a nearly barely perciptible current, you’ll encounter various cuts and numerous islands. At roughly 7 miles the Twin Rivers Paddlers Club recommends hanging a right at the Quarry Channel for a half-mile loop that promises to be “most rewarding.” As you near the Neuse, near the end of the paddle, Bachelor Creek widens as you paddle through marsh grass.
Oh, and among the hazards listed for this trip: snakes and alligators.
Getting there: From U.S. 70 west of New Bern, go here..
Difficulty: Moderate to demanding (distance and some open water)
Length: 8.2 miles
Time to complete: 4-6 hours
Location: Craven County
City: New Bern
Put-in latitude: 35 10.688
Put-in longitude: –77 07.883