Like the kazoos they were modeled on, kayaks are a great way to pass the afternoon startling ducks. Today's Groupon lets you commune with nature: for $12, you get a quick float on a kayak or canoe down the Ocmulgee River from Ocmulgee Expeditions (a $25 value).
Connecting urbanites with nature's splendor, Ocmulgee Expeditions supplies the equipment and expert guidance for a unique and educational adventure on the Ocmulgee River. After meeting at the Spring Street Boat Ramp, patrons are shuttled to the launching point at Amerson Water Works Park. Canoe cadets and their mentors then push off, free to roam the vast stretches of water and marvel at the lush scenery. Throughout the journey, wild hogs, deer, turtles, and myriad species of fish pose for photos and hushed British voice-overs. The river jaunt usually lasts between one to three hours and runs aground at the parking lot of its origin, furnishing car rides home with memories of Ocmulgee River's beautiful vistas and alluring wildlife.
Ocmulgee Expeditions' unique trips gather families, friends, and anemones inside the wild's cathartic embrace. As active members of Friends of the Trail, co-owners Brian and Stephen Adams share their passion for natural preservation with the surrounding community and their canoeing clients alike. For $10, hopeful navigators can opt to upgrade to a half-day expedition.