Kayaking is a popular outdoor activity, especially along the Catawba River and in area lakes.
When you Visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills, you have several towns and cities in the area with similarities and differences. While you’ll find friendly people, outdoor activities, accommodations, family activities, and plenty of local restaurants in every corner of the area, kayaking is found mostly in the southern area. Granite Falls and Rhodhiss are just a short 20- to 30-minute drive from Lenoir, North Carolina and put you in close proximity to Lake Hickory, Rhodhiss Lake, and the Catawba River.
Kayaking is a favorite outdoor activity in Rhodhiss, in particular, as it sits along the Catawba River just below Duke Energy’s Rhodhiss Dam. Interestingly enough, Rhodhiss is famous for something else besides kayaking – the flags that were taken and placed on the moon were woven there! It is also a popular place for those moving to the area for its many beautiful waterfront homes and properties. Rhodhiss Lake is breathtaking and is both accessible and has excellent water clarity, which makes kayaking especially enjoyable.
When you have finished your day of kayaking on the Catawba River or in one of the area lakes, head on to any of the towns and cities in the area for dining and nightlife entertainment. You’ll also find plenty of places to spend the night, including cabins, hotels, and bed & breakfast accommodations. After a restful night, you’ll be all set for another day of kayaking or enjoying the other things to do in the area. When all is said and done, you’ll agree that it was a grand idea to Visit Lenoir & the NC Foothills!