Colossal Canoes for Little Learners…and YOU!

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The “Hellbender” (L) and Loggerhead (R) are “Big Canoes” recently donated by the Friends of State Parks for educational programming across the state park system.

Some of North Carolina’s most breathtaking natural resources are best reached on the water. Interpretation and Education Manager Sean Higgins wanted to make sure the youth of our state can see, explore, and learn in these places.

Thanks to the Friends of State Parks, we now have two 29-foot-long Big Canoes that each hold 14 paddlers. The 28-person capacity of the two canoes will allow parks to offer educational programming that entire classes can experience together.

The Loggerhead
Interpretation and Education Manager Sean Higgins prepares to take The Loggerhead on a safety test voyage
The Friends also funded a trailer to haul the new canoes from park to park, plus life vests, paddles and other safety gear. Thanks to these new tools, guided canoe trips will be available from the mountains to the coast to provide new and exciting experiences for all North Carolinians.

Big Canoes are safe and stable and they will provide novel, memorable experiences for young learners and adults alike.

On guided Big Canoe tours, state park visitors and students will hear stories about North Carolina’s natural and cultural history, see new parts of the most beautiful places in our state, and learn about what makes these places extraordinary.

See you in our parks!

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