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Paul Ferguson explains the intricacies of canoe camping. He goes into detail about how to find campsites along the river, rules that accompany camping and how to plan the trip ahead of time.
Canoe enthusiasts can find many places in the state to dip a paddle; eastern North Carolina alone provides 1,200 miles of navigable waters. Canoeing, like many hobbies, can be expensive. Ingram describes eleven must-have items for around $200 for the frugal paddler.
North Carolina’s Mountains-To-Sea Trail runs from the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the Atlantic Ocean, and is popular among hikers, bicyclers, and horseback riders. The rivers, creeks and sounds of the Coastal Plain Paddling Trails offer interesting outdoor excursions and camping for canoers and kayakers. The Rail-Trails are abandoned railroad corridors that have been converted into trails.
For the author and his boyhood friends, weekend outings on the Lumber became lessons in survival. The Author reminisces of his youth spent as sea Scout paddling the Lumber River with relatively little supervision.