From Travel World International Magazine
Winter Edition 2017

Travel World Magazine International Winter 2018

Kayaking and History on the Historic Haw River, Alamance County, North Carolina

When you set out to kayak the historic Haw River on an excursion set up for you by someone else, it’s hard to suppress speculative thoughts about your blind date and wonder how it will all turn out. This was on our minds as we drove past an entering Alamance County road sign earlier this year on our way to the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company at Saxapahaw, North Carolina.

A leisurely drive along Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road parallels the Haw and suggests a hint of our forthcoming adventure. A tough bridge built for hard times stands over massive, craggy, dark gray rocks, chiseled into the river bottom by the waters bonding the town of Saxapahaw to the earth and the history of this area.

On arrival, we could see adventurers struggling to sandwich their watercraft among the rocks around the Saxapahaw bridge. But we never foresaw when we left here, our memories would bear an indelible imprint of this place as Aramanche, a place where Native Americans saw water flow through blue clay.

See the entire story by Tom @ RoverTreks for Travel World International Magazine at either this web link or at the digital online version of Travel World International Magazine, Winter Edition 2018, page 32, below.

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Haw River Story Links

Alamance County Historical Museum:

Alamance County Visitors Bureau:

Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company:http://

Haw River Trail:

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Haw River Farmhouse Ales:

Saxapahaw General Store:

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