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.
Earth Day Canoe Trip
Saturday, April 19
Two Trip Times: 1 – 4pm and 5 – 8pm
Registration required by April 17th
Summer will soon be arriving, but you can get your family out early on the Chattahoochee River this year to celebrate Earth Day. Take advantage of two different opportunities to enjoy a quiet paddle along the cliffs and through the backwaters of the river. The Chattahoochee River provides water to businesses and residents in over 70% of Metro Atlanta, and on a summer afternoon it can seem as crowded as the downtown connector. We will discuss both the natural history of the river and the work behind done today by the Chattahoochee Nature Center and other organizations to protect it into the future. Join us as we paddle through the newly green trees and blooming flowers of spring in the company of migrating birds and mammals taking advantage of the changing season. $40 General Public/$30 CNC Members (price per person)
Birding Canoe Trip
Saturday, May 10, 7 – 11am
Ages 16 – Adult
Registration required by May 8th
It’s spring 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 as we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at CNC! $40 General Public/$30 CNC Members (price per person)
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
- 2014 (check back for summer dates)
- May 17: 12:30 – 2pm
- May 25: 12:30 – 2pm
- $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.