Haw River Canoe and Kayak Access and Historic Trails

Rockingham County Historical Society Museum and Archives, Gibsonville, NC

This project will provide a canoe/kayak access at High Rock Ford, the highest point of navigation on the Haw River, and add 4 river miles to the popular Haw River Paddle Trail and ¼ mile to the Haw River Land Trail.

Counties Impacted:

  • Rockingham County

​High Rock Ford is the ideal place to explore the relationship between history, nature, and our environment, and the MARC is thrilled to have the opportunity to open it to the public as educational trails and a river access. Once a place of regional and national significance, a bustling center of commerce, stage coach stop, and Revolutionary War campground, this project will return High Rock Ford to the people, as a place they can gather to enjoy the nature around them and connect directly with their past.

-Jordan Rossi, Executive Director



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