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Cashie River - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Day Trip Report
Trip Dates: March 9, 2009
Nearest City: Windsor, NC
Difficulty: Easy
Submitted by: Topotraveler

Description:

We left from the public landing just off Highway 17, paddled toward town, beneath the highway bridge. Our intent was to paddle to this neat little park/mini zoo, this is a rather winding and twisting creek, but marked with yellow and red arrows, once past a few homes, you find yourself alone among moss laden tree's, turtles, ducks and a landscape of cypress knee's on the marshy banks.

We arrived at the narrow canals at the park, where we docked and walked the boardwalk to the restrooms. We tied our yaks to the nearby railing of the marsh boardwalk. No one bothers your stuff in this sleepy little town, but it was nice break and leg stretcher, then we returned to the water and lazily paddled our way back to the landing.

The whole trip took about 2.5 hrs. A nice afternoon paddle.

Accommodations:

Free parking and launch, no restrooms, however there is a convenience store there which has restrooms. The park and zoo has facilities as well as a few eateries withing walking distance of zoo/park.

Fees:

No fee's, no permits; this is a NC public boat landing and water access area.

Directions:

From Raleigh, NC take US 64 to Williamston, then jump on US 17 to Windsor. You'll need to find Business Route 17 and the Trade Mart Convenience store - the landing is right behind that.

Resources:

No, the water trail is pretty easy to maneuver and marked


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