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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 5 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

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 27, 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 27, 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 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.

Jun 02, 2017 (Fri) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Fri, June 2, 2017 until Fri, August 18, 2017.

Date Night on the River

Get a babysitter and come relax with us on this adults-only evening paddle. We’ll open up the grounds early so you can bring a picnic dinner. Then our canoe guides will lead you on a 2 ½ hour sunset trip. Register by the Wednesday before each trip; ages 21+; $30 General Public / $25 CNC Members (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.

Jun 03, 2017 (Sat) 6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

This event is running from Sat, June 3, 2017 until Sun, August 27, 2017.

River Canoe Trips

Come and take a leisurely evening paddle with our experienced canoe guides, while learning all about the environment of the Chattahoochee River. Perfect for a first time paddle or a fun way to reconnect with the river you already treasure. All equipment is provided. Also offered in July and August. Registration required; ages 6+; $30 General Public / $25 CNC Members (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.

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

This event is running from Sat, June 10, 2017 until Sat, August 26, 2017.

Family Canoe Day

This introduction to canoeing is 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. Register by the Thursday before each class; ages 5+; $15 General Public / $10 CNC Members (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.

Jun 18, 2017 (Sun) 1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm
Father’s Day Paddle

canoe 3Celebrate Dad (and Grandpa) 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 members (per person), Register by June 15.

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.