The warm climate in Gaston County means paddling is still enjoyable, Take in fall colors from the banks of the Catawba River and its South Fork.
Harvest Moon and Hunter's Moon SUP Tours
"Harvest Moon" Many of the Native American tribes' staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, are ready for gathering at this time. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon does not always occur in September. Traditionally, the name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls during October once or twice a decade. Sometimes the September full moon was called the Corn Moon.
Full Moon Ghost Tour
If you like spooky adventures, try the full moon ghost tour taking place on each full moon this fall from Riverside Marina in Belmont. Visitors can reserve your space by simply texting “ghost tour” to 704-813-4591 and they will hold a kayak for you! HURRY. These spooky events are very popular and will book quickly. The tour is scheduled to begin as the sun sets and returns after the full moon has risen. Bring your own beverages, snacks and headlamps!
Half day guided paddling trips
Half day guided paddling trips, new to Gaston County this year, will be available through the end of September from the Boathouse in McAdenville. Schedule your adventure today with the Catawba Riverkeeper.