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Jun 23, 2009 by Hamilton County Tourism
This past weekend our Sales Manager, Kori Stark, embarked with her fiance for a fun filled afternoon canoeing the White River. Â Below she recaps the excitement (and tranquility) of their day. Â Â Â [caption id="attachment_275" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Kori & Kevin breaking for lunch"][/caption] Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Driving up to the White River Canoe Company, my fiance Kevin & I knew we were going to have a great day. Â We packed a lunch for the ride and as we arrived saw the point at where we were going to END the days' journey.Â Â Once given the final safety points, we were sent off into the tranquil and scenic river. Â We were told it would roughly be a two and a half hour trip if no paddling was done and about two hours if we chose to paddle. Â Careful not to make any of the mistakes we were told about, we began the journey. Â At the beginning we simply took in the scenes and within minutes it was obvious that the day was going to be peaceful and relaxing. Â Just looking at all the gorgeous greenery surrounding the river told us that it was worth the $46 we paid to get on the river.Â There were times we would paddle just to get our muscles working a little, but mostly we just enjoyed the views and the company. Â Following a group of 75 we figured we would make our way into at least a few of the boats that may lag and sure enough we did. Â About 45 minutes in we ran into two boats of people having a great time. Â It was then we decided on a nearby spot to park the boat and enjoy our homemadeÂ lunch. Â Underneath the shade, which there is plenty of if you need it, we enjoyed the lunch and watched the river slowly roll by. Â After we were finished eating, we decided to make the rest of the journey without another stop. Â One nice highlight of the second half of the trip was the covered bridge we went under, right around the halfway mark of the trip. Â It was smooth sailing after that and about an hour later we made our way right back to where we started nearly three hours earlier. Â It seemed to be the perfect time and length for such a trip and one that we plan on doing again in the future. Â
Jun 23, 2009 by: hamiltoncountyvisitors
You park your car at the end of the route - and they drive you up to the start. Does that make sense? It is really neat!
Oh - and thanks for the comment!
Jun 23, 2009 by: Jamie Hastings-Smith
That sounds like a great trip!
Do you travel down the river and then back up? Or, do they pick you up and take you back to your car?
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