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Yates Mill hike and Lake Wheeler Kayak

We will meet at Yates Mill County Park and hike a couple of short easy trails (about 45 min. of walking), then get in our cars and drive a couple miles south on Lake Wheeler Road and go to the boat house on Lake Wheeler.  From there you can rent canoes or kayaks (singles or doubles) for $5 per hour.  Be sure to have your drivers' license.  If you bring your own kayak there is a $5 launching fee.  If you rent one of their kayaks you will get very wet so bring water shoes and kwik dry pants.  There are lots of great blue herons and egrets, sometimes an eagle spotting.  Lake Wheeler has a lovely porch to sit and rock and eat your lunch if you'd like to bring it.  Bring water and sunscreen.  Bugs usually not a problem. 

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  • Marcia

    Thanks, all, for coming out. It was fun. Sorry we didn't see more birds!! I'll schedule another soon.

    May 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I enjoyed our kayaking and meeting you. Look forward to the next time

      May 5, 2014

  • Phyllis M.

    Hi, Marcia - I loved hiking at Yates Mill and then sitting on the porch overlooking Lake Wheeler talking to a new friend. Great day for all the fun. Thank you.

    May 5, 2014

  • Kim W.

    I wish I could have made this today. I went to REI, returned my hiking boots and purchased another pair. My pinky toes are still so painful. I'm going to break in the new pair of boots tomorrow night, hopefully. I bought toe pads, just in case!

    May 5, 2014

  • Marcia

    Lake Wheeler Park is 6404 Lake Wheeler Road. After you turn into the park go as far as you can on the road. It ends at the boathouse. We will meet at the boat rental area.

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to get there for the kayak portion too. Will b driving down from VA that morning. Where do we meet for kayaking?

    May 1, 2014

  • Marcia

    The kayaks have holes in them so you get wet right from the beginning. They do very well on the lake however.

    May 1, 2014

    • Kim W.

      Oh my. Well, I think I'd still rather use theirs than hassle with mine.

      May 1, 2014

  • Kim W.

    Sounds fun! I will not bother with my kayak, and just rent one of theirs instead. Marsha, do their kayaks leak or something? Why get so wet?

    May 1, 2014

  • Denise

    I do not have any way to lock my kayak iehile hiking.....can I just meet for the kayak portion?

    May 1, 2014

    • Marcia

      Sure. We should get there shortly before 10:30 by my estimate.

      May 1, 2014

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