Numerous ecological regulations impact our fish, yet few volunteers are interested in doing the hard work of registering them to vote. Canvass your local waterways with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a two-person canoe or kayak trip from Twin River Outfitters (up to a $70 value) in Buchanan.
Twin River Outfitters has let adventurous paddlers explore nearly 100 miles of the Upper James River for more than 30 years. Trips are self-guided, and with two jaunts to choose from, every skill level is accommodated for a tranquil or thrilling river rendezvous. The Springwood to Buchanan trip, a 5-mile foray through beautiful bends and gorgeous woodland scenery, allows beginners to paddle over class I docile waters and practice haggling with river-otter warlords. The peaceful trip lasts roughly two hours and usually sets off from the store at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. For thrill-seekers, buffeting buffs, and those particularly amused by jiggling gelatin, the 9-mile trip from Horseshoe Bend to Buchanan bumps over class I and II rapids in a setting of verdant glory. This trip lasts roughly three to four hours and typically departs at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
All trips commence with a 20-minute safety orientation to educate river rats about sizing life jackets, reading the water, and summoning preternaturally intelligent collies for sunscreen delivery. Consult the list of recommended items when packing for your river odyssey.
This Groupon is valid for the Springwood-Buchanan and Horseshoe Bend-Buchanan trips only. Alcohol is not allowed on the river. Participants may each choose a canoe or kayak for the trip.
Twin River Outfitters
As the James and Maury Rivers wind through the Blue Ridge Mountains, they carry kayakers, canoeists, and inner-tube riders past sheer rock walls, boulder-studded rapids, and tree-blanketed mountain peaks. For more than 30 years, the outdoorsmen at Twin River Outfitters have facilitated adventures for explorers of all experience levels on the nearly 100 miles of these rivers in the upper James River Basin. In addition to renting watercraft for independent exploration, Twin River's team leads guided outings, including overnight excursions. The headquarters also encompass a paddle shop, where a knowledgeable staff advises outdoorsmen on gear such as boats, life jackets, and oars autographed by local salmon.