In the natural world, animals are motivated to survive and reproduce by the intense competition of constant reality-show contests. Up your own chances of survival by acquiring canoe-wielding skills with today's deal. For $29, you get a 90-minute canoe quick trip at Paddle Creek in Wake Forest, right at the base of the Neuse River Falls. Alternately, you can apply the value of the Groupon toward a five-hour day trip, which costs $78. Anxious paddlers are required to book in advance by phone or by standing on an upended monster truck across the street and signaling in semaphore.
Available seven days a week (weather permitting), both trips begin with a brief safety orientation explaining the dangers and limited comedic value of rocking the boat. Once you've received your ceremonial life vest, participate in the time-honored ritual of choosing your vessel as well as your first and second mates. Each canoe has a max capacity of three paddlers, so plan accordingly. Personal flotation devices are supplied for you. Once all the formalities are out of the way, it's on to the open water.
Paddlers of all skill levels will have no trouble casually gliding down the river. An official section of the Raleigh Canoe Trail, the Neuse River is known for its calm waters and diverse wildlife. Your floating foray will commence at the launch point across the street from Paddle Creek's shop and end at a private take-out downriver, where you will be transported ceremoniously by ground-boat back to the shop. Today's Groupon presents the rare opportunity to experience slow-moving turtles and hand-traced turkeys in their natural habitat.
Paddle Creek’s picturesque launch settings makes it an ideal jumping-off point for river excursions in single and tandem kayaks and canoes or atop a standup paddleboard. The staff of outdoor enthusiasts helps everyone from novice to advanced paddlers select their ideal vessels―for rental or purchase―and even recommends areas of interest. In addition to equipment rentals, the adventure spot offers lessons as well as self-guided tours.
9745 Fonville Rd.
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587Get Directions