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Neuse River Day Trip

Howell Woods Grounds
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 8am – 4pm

Neuse River Day Trip

The Neuse River runs right along the back of the Howell Woods property and makes for the perfect paddling route for more experienced kayakers. The course of this trip stretches through 12 miles of Johnston County ending at the Richardson Bridge boat landing. Our guides will provide a history of the Neuse, as well as identify wildlife along the way. Participants should pack a bag lunch and water. Please arrive at the Learning Center no later than 8am.  Register by emailing jtastoske@johnstoncc.edu or calling the Learning Center 919-938-0115. ($35)




Kayak Lesson

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9am – 12pm

Kayak Lesson

If you’ve always wanted to kayak or canoe, but were not sure where to start, this program is for you! Participants will be taught paddling techniques and paddler safety while on the calm waters of Swan Pond located here on the Howell Woods property. To better understand the differences in vessels, participants will start the day paired in a canoe and finish individually in a kayak. Seats are limited, so sign up early! All lessons are 9am - 12pm. Ages 13+. Please register by emailing jtastoske@johnstoncc.edu or calling the Learning Center (919)-938-0115. ($15)




Overnight Neuse River Excursion

Howell Woods Grounds
Saturday, June 15, 8am – Sunday, June 16, 2019, 4pm

Overnight Neuse River Excursion

The overnight Neuse River Excursion will begin on Saturday with a 12-mile paddle from Smithfield to Howell Woods where we will camp overnight. Day two will end after another 12-mile journey to Richardson Bridge Road. Transportation to launch sites and back to Howell Woods is provided. Dinner Saturday night is also provided. Participants will need camping gear, breakfast, two bag lunches, and other snacks and water. Please arrive at the Learning Center Saturday by 8am. Register by emailing jtastoske@johnstoncc.edu or calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115. ($80) 




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