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Lifelong Adventure: Black River Paddle

  • Saturday, April 02, 2016
  • 7:00am - 7:00pm

Paddle the beautiful Black River which flows by some of the oldest living trees in the eastern United States.  The Black River is believed to have the largest concentration of ancient (1000 + years old) bald cypress trees than anywhere else in the world—including the oldest documented at almost 1700 years old!  This paddle will literally transport you back in time to a forest that has endured for centuries.

Rain date: April 3, 2016

Registration Information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form and Health Form with payment. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to trip start date. Trips failing to reach the minimum registration numbers by the deadline date may be canceled. Please call to check on trip status if interested in registering after the deadline.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.


  • Fee: $90 ($80 for Friends of Museum)
  • Requirements: Minimum age 12 (minors must be accompanied by a registered adult)
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if Museum cancels program.
  • Trip Leader: Jerry Reynolds, Museum Educator
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April 2
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
$90 ($80 for Friends of Museum)


In the Field

The slow moving Black River is an easy to moderate paddle with some tight turns, but is an 11-mile paddle taking about 6 hours on the river.


Debbie Huston