Each trip is led by a CNC naturalist and offers a unique introduction to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River. Your naturalist will enlighten you as to the cultural and natural history of the river, citing important ecological relationships and environmental issues that affect this endangered river while allowing you to enjoy the peaceful qualities of the River.
Canoe Guides are all CPR/First Aid Certified and are experienced paddlers and naturalists. Don’t worry if you are new to canoeing – CNC provides all equipment (canoe, paddles, and personal flotation device (PFDs) for participants.
These trips are suitable for both beginning and advanced paddlers (ages 6 and up.)
Want to find out what you may see out on the ‘Hooch? Discover what our guides have been up to on our Canoe with CNC Facebook Page!
Availability and Pricing:
May: Saturday and Sunday, 6 PM – Dusk
June, July, and August: Saturday and Sunday, 6 PM – Dusk
September: 5 PM, Sundays, 5 PM – Dusk
October: Saturdays and Sundays 4:30 PM
- $30 Non-Members/$25 Members (price per person)
- Special May Member Pricing – $20 (price per person)
- Each Canoe Trip can accommodate between 15 – 23 participants
- CNC Confirmation Letter with Cancellation Policy
Specialty Canoe Trips
Private Canoe Excursions
Ages 6 – Adult, Advance Registration Required at least 2 weeks in advance
A private canoe excursion gives your group the exclusive attention of our naturalists. It’s a great opportunity for groups who want to spend time together while exploring the Chattahoochee River. Trips can be arranged to fit your schedule and can accommodate large and small groups.
Birding Canoe Trip
Sunday, September 15, 7:30 – 11:30am; $40 General Public/$30 CNC Members (price per person and includes admission CNC.) Advance Registration Required (limited spaces)
It’s fall migration time, and a perfect time to explore the backwaters along the Chattahoochee River. This trip will focus specifically on birds in the area and exploring the hidden backwaters along the river – a treat for birders of any skill-level!
Date Night Canoe Trip
Saturday, September 7, Arrive as early as 4:00pm (Trip at 5pm), Adults Only, $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members, Advance Registration Required (limited spaces)
Take a night off as you enjoy the beautiful scenery the Chattahoochee River has to offer. Date night is designed exclusively for adults looking to get away for the evening, relax and connect to the river and its surroundings. Bring a picnic dinner with a bottle of wine to enjoy before or after your trip. Canoe trip will end approximately at 8:30 and participants are invited to relax on the grounds till 9:30 PM.
Fall Colors Canoe Tour
Saturday, November 2, 10am – 12:30pm, Ages 6 –Adult, $35 General Public/$25 CNC Members, Advance Registration Required (limited spaces)
Summer will soon be coming to an end as the sun begins to set earlier and earlier. The crisp blue of the sky will soon be painted with an array of colors. Join us on our Fall Colors Canoe Tour as we take in the bright yellows, reds and oranges as they begin to spread themselves across a larger than life canvas. As we quietly paddle along the Chattahoochee river, we will use many of our senses to find relaxation – the sounds of the river residents echoing, including Belted Kingfishers, Great Blue Herons and Mallards, the feel of a cool, crisp breeze at our backs, the sights of the tress exploding with color and being reflected back from the river and the smell of fresh air and fragrant blooms.
To provide the best experience, please register a minimum of one week in advance unless otherwise noted. More Questions about Canoeing at CNC? Contact our scheduling office (email) or call 770-992-2055 ext. 237.
Canoeing 101 at CNC
It’s the season to get on the water and what better way to get prepared then signing up for a Canoeing 101 program! If you are ready to paddle but not sure where to start then this is the perfect experience for you. Join us to discover the basics of canoeing including boat basics (parts of the boat, the correct way to enter and exit, paddling strokes, etc.) and basic safety procedures. Canoe guides will help you learn basic paddling techniques for your time on the water. After instruction with our Canoe Guides, you will have time to enjoy paddling on one of CNC’s ponds in order to practice your new skills.
Canoe Guides are all CPR/First Aid Certified and are experienced paddlers and naturalists. Don’t worry if you are new to canoeing – CNC provides all equipment (canoe, paddles, and personal flotation device (PFDs)) for participants.
This program is suitable for beginning paddlers (ages 5 to adult.)
Availability and Pricing
- Offered: May – September
- 2013 Dates (check back for summer dates)
- August 24: 10 – 11:30am
- September 7: 12:00 – 1:30pm
- $15 General Public/$10 Members (price per person); To receive the member rate you must join at the family level or higher.) Book a third seat in a canoe for ½ off!
- Each Canoe Day can accommodate between 18 – 29 participants
- See CNC Cancellation Policy and Special notes
To provide the best experience, please register a minimum of one week in advance. More Questions about Canoeing or to schedule a space at CNC? Contact our scheduling office (email) or call 770-992-2055 ext. 237.