The 70 miles of navigable Haw River, from north of Greensboro to Jordan Lake, is a study in contrasts: dammed sections offer flat water paddling, rocky stretches where Class III water can be found after a rain, Mellow stretches with a current just strong enough to provide enough propulsion to let you concentrate on the river’s jungle-like setting. This is especially true on the 5.5-mile stretch from the Shallow Ford Natural Area to Indian
Valley Paddle Access. To quote our friends at Haw River Canoe & Kayak: “This is a beautiful gentle paddle with a few small rapids to Indian Valley.”


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