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Boating with Bartram on the Little Tennessee

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stopping for lunch on a beach along the Little Tennessee River during Boating With Bartram Trip 2022

UPDATE 4/1/2023: RSVP is closed for this event

We’ve reached the mid-way point on our Walking With Bartram section hikes right in time for spring! Once again, we’re going to switch things up and take to the water, assuming the weather plays nice. Join us as we kayak down the Little Tennessee River from the Hickory Knoll Road Trailhead to Tassee Shelter on the Greenway.

This is a lovely 4-5 hour float on the Little Tennessee, even closer to the path William Bartram is believed to take as he arrived in what is not the Town of Franklin. The river is calm and smooth sailing for this section and we should be treated to all the spring blooms and trees filling in along the banks.

Attendance for this will be limited to 14 folks for the sake of shuttling and boats. You are welcome to bring your own boat. Alaraka Expeditions will provide boats to rent if needed. Please contact Angela at blueyodel32@gmail.com to arrange your boat rental.

We will stop for lunch along the way and likely be ahead of schedule, but adding some time for shuttling and loading/unloading boats.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this river trip. In the case of inclement weather, we will look to reschedule and possibly switch this trip up with an abbreviated “road-walk” into town along the new path all the way to the Lazy Hiker. Either way, this will be a great day.

Please RSVP below to help with planning. We’ll cut off RSVPs when we reach 14 folks.

See you on the river!


Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy
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Hickory Knoll Road
1369 Hickory Knoll Road
Franklin, NC 28734 United States
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