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The Yellow River Paddle and Jam

yellow river paddle jamWho’s ready for one last fling on the river, before summer is officially over? We’ve talked about the Yellow River Yak Club before, but this is one event we can’t wait for! On October 1st, join the Georgia Conservancy and the Yellow River Water Trail for a 7-mile day paddle through Newton County. They’re calling it the Yellow River Paddle and Jam. You will float through quiet wooded areas, catching site of local wildlife, and stopping off at sandbars for picnics. Don’t forget about the rope swings! This lazy section of river is shallow, sandy-bottomed and slow—great for kids, newbies, and anyone who wants to kick back.

yellow river paddle jamYour paddling adventure begins on Mount Tabor Road in Almon, Georgia. That’s the put in spot and it’s located just off I-20, exit 88. Then, you’ll drift down the peaceful 7-mile river to Yellow River Park in downtown Porterdale. Music will signal the end of your paddle, and as you approach the mill dam, you can stop in and listen to some tunes by local bands. You’ll enjoy craft beer from Terrapin Brewery in Athens, Georgia and some delicious food from local restaurants and vendors!  And, it all takes place in downtown Porterdale- a gorgeous and historic mill town that dates to the 1830’s. Even if you don’t want to kayak, you can still join in on the festival fun. All ages are welcome!

yellow river paddle jamHere are some important details that you’ll need to know. You won’t have to pre-register for this event, but should you want to, you can do so here. It’s $35 per person to register and its BYOK-Bring Your Own Kayak. If you need to rent a boat, no worries! We’ve got you covered. And, if you’re a member of the Georgia Conservancy, you’ll also receive special discounts! Just have your member ID ready when you’re registering for this trip.

Get ready to float down the river, this October 1st, for the Yellow River Paddle and Jam! Tickets are still available, so hurry up before they float away!

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