Events and Programs
Special Events and Programs are offered at various times throughout the year. Below are some examples of our various programs. Please check back often or call us at 1-800-270-8808 to inquire about a specific offering below:
Fall Foliage Paddle
No need to be stuck in a line of traffic to see the color change. Paddling the Shenandoah is a unique way to experience Fall foliage with the whole family; the views of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains from the river are unrivaled.
Plan your trip NOW. Peak foliage season is typically the second-third week in October. Prepaid trips on Sundays in October are only $30 per canoe or $20.00 per kayak!(Trips #1 and #2 only) It just doesn't get any easier to experience the Shenandoah Valley's special Fall season.
Front Royal Canoe and Kayak offers a Guided Sunset Canoe Paddle covering a 3 mile section of the Shenandoah from Karo Landing to Front Royal Canoe. Come and enjoy a special time on the river that few guests have the opportunity to enjoy. Paddle, watch and listen as the sun fades and creates varying shades of colors on the mountains and river while night life for many river creatures begins. For those more adventurous or those with more stamina we suggest a drive on the Skyline Drive to catch the full moon rise over the Shenandoah Valley. The scheduled 2012 dates are June 4, July 3, August 1 and 31. $38.00 per person
The Small Print: Minimum age - 12yrs. old, boat minimum will be 5 canoes, individual guests will be situated with other as needed, prepayment is required, trip goes rain or shine
Guest may bring snacks and beverages in small coolers. Please be prepared for this special outing - check our What To Bring link. While insects are problematic on the banks, generally there is little problem once out on the river.
The Aqua Blaze
The Aqua Blaze, originally developed for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers as a way to get off the trail for several days while still making progress northbound. We have now opened this program up to everyone that wants more time on the Shenandoah. Trips as long as 9 days are available from as far upstream as Port Republic, where the South Fork of the Shenandoah is formed. On certain stretches we do have a 3 boat minimum, just call the office at 800-270-8808 for additional details.
Frequent Paddler Card
Just to say Thanks! to our frequent visitors. Be sure to save your counter receipts. Save five receipts or have your "frequent paddler" card punched five times to earn a FREE TRIP!
Remember, this offer does not apply to groups - it's a quid pro quo deal.
Hike and Paddle
We have developed two different Hike and Paddle options, the Marathon and the Mellow. The Marathon is just that, a 12 mile hike in the National Forest on Massanutten Mountain and a 12 mile paddle from Seekfords landing to Bentonville landing, all in the same day. This trip is for the in shape athlete ready for a workout. You will need to be at our office right when we open to make sure you have enough time to complete the trip. The trip can be made into a 2-day trip for those that want to take it easy. The Mellow is a lot more laid back. The hike is either a 3 mile or 5 mile on the trail system at the Shenandoah River State Park. After your hike we meet you at the Park boat launch and you paddle the Shenandoah 8 miles down to our office. Once you reach our office, we drive you back to your car in the Park. For more information and pricing details, please call the office at 800-270-8808.