We'll do a bit of hiking (around 45 min.) at Yates Mill and then drive to Lake Wheeler just down the road to rent kayaks or canoes (your choice--$5 per hour.) Lake Wheeler is lovely and a great place to view egrets, great blue herons, maybe a glimpse of an eagle. Wear water shoes and quick dry pants if you plan to rent a kayak as you will get very wet. The lake is very gentle and an easy place to kayak even if you have no experience. We'll be done by noon (unless you choose to stay out on the lake more than an hour.)
If you wish you can bring your lunch to eat on the porch afterwards overlooking the lake--comfortable rocking chairs, very picturesque.