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Canoe Programs

canoe1River Canoe Trips

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.)

Family Canoe Days

If you are just trying out canoeing for the first time, then join us for a Family Canoe Day on one of our ponds.  This 1 ½ hour class is designed to teach you boat basics and help you perfect your paddling.  Our Canoe Guides will go over safety protocols and then let you explore one of our ponds.  A great way to get ready for a summer out on the Chattahoochee.  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!

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.

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

Availability and Pricing:

Click here for a Canoe Confirmation Letter including Canoe Cancellation Policy and Liability Waiver

Apr 07, 2017 (Fri) 4:00 pm -- 7:00 pm
Spring Break River Canoe Trip

Bring the family out on our first canoe trip of the year- an adventure down the river to explore the sights and sounds of spring. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Register by April 5.  

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 08, 2017 (Sat) 1:00 pm -- 2:30 pm
Spring Break Family Canoe Day

This 1 ½ hour introduction to canoeing is a great way to spend time together during Spring Break. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, and provide races, games and water squirters. CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 General Public/$10 CNC Members (price per person). Advanced Registration Required.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 22, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm
Earth Day Canoeing: Shooting Stars on the River

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than getting outside? Enjoy a 2 ½ hour paddle down the Chattahoochee River with our experienced and knowledgeable canoe guides. After the paddle, join us around the campfire as we watch for shooting stars during the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower.

Feel free to bring a picnic dinner! All equipment will be provided. Ages 21+; $40 General Public/$30 Members (price per person); Register by April 20.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

Apr 23, 2017 (Sun) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sun, April 23, 2017 until Sun, April 30, 2017.

River Canoe Trips on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour

paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of Spring time. Discover the plants and animals that call this area home and explore the river’s backwaters as you re-imagine the river through a canoeing experience. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 10:30 am -- 12:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sat, May 27, 2017.

Family Canoe Day

Get your feet wet with our canoe guides on Beaver Pond. This 1½ hour introduction to canoeing is great for first time paddlers, families with young kids or adults coming back to the sport. We’ll spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, and provide races, games and water squirters. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the nature center grounds afterwards. CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 5+; $15 General Public/$10 CNC Members (price per person); Registration required by the Thursday before each class.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center. You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 06, 2017 (Sat) 5:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, May 6, 2017 until Sun, May 28, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Get ready for another amazing canoe season with CNC. Come and take a leisurely evening 2 ½ hour paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. We will look for wildlife and learn about the wetland ecosystem. The CNC provides all equipment for participants. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Advance Registration Required

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 13, 2017 (Sat) 7:00 am -- 11:00 am
Birding Canoe Trip

Happy International Migratory Bird Day! Commune with our birding experts as they explore the hidden backwaters along the Chattahoochee River – a treat for birders of any skill-level. Some binoculars are available to borrow, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Ages 14+; Advanced registration required; $40 General Public/$30 Members (price per person).

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 14, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Mother’s Day Paddle

Celebrate Mom (and Grandma!) with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family. Let’s paddle to the playgrounds at Riverside Park for a little R&R, but be careful – to beat the heat we’ll be distributing water squirters! Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (price per person); Register by May 11.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 26, 2017 (Fri) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Date Night on the River

It is going to be a long summer, so get a babysitter and come relax with us on this adult-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner, and then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Ages 21+; $30 General Public/$25 Members (price per person); Register by May 25.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.

May 29, 2017 (Mon) 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Memorial Day River Canoe Trip

Take advantage of this day off with a relaxing trip on the Chattahoochee River. Join our naturalist for a morning paddle and we’ll get you back in time to prepare for any summer kick-off cookouts. Ages 6+; $30 General Public/$25 CNC Members (price per person); Register by May 26.

For quickest registration or to check availability of a program, please visit our on-line registration center (select the date for trip availability). You may also email our scheduling department or call 770-992-2055 x237.