Recently I was sitting in a meeting where tourism was the main topic. In that meeting, I learned that vacationers are looking for three main things when choosing where to go and what to do on their vacations. It seems that they are looking for something “new and unique” to them and to have an “authentic” experience. They want all of this while having fun and spending quality time together with family and friends. I found this news interesting, though this may not be new after all. This is something that my Bride and I wanted to do with our kids when they were young. We chose locations that were new to us; places that had an element that we did not get a chance to do every day, all the while, we want to spend quality time together. Glad to see something never really go out of fashion.
So for those of you who are looking for something new to do with your family, something that everyone can do and have fun together while creating memories? Let me suggest a guided kayaking adventure for your family! Mahanaim Adventures offers quality; family-oriented kayaking adventures here in the Cape Fear / Wilmington, NC area. We have some wonderful beaches to visit, and I encourage you to do that. But, don’t be afraid to take a short drive away from the beach to explore some of eastern North Carolina’s rivers and swamps. You can see locations such as Town Creek, the Black River , Three Sisters Swamp (yes, this is the place where you can see 2000 year old bald cypress tress), or maybe even Holly Shelter Creek. Or maybe you want to add a little American Revolutionary War History to your kayaking adventure and paddle on Moores Creek? Moores Creek National Battlefield was where the first battle of the American Revolutionary War was fought. It is a great place to visit, and only about a 40 minute drive from downtown Wilmington.
So, if you are looking for a unique adventure, contact Mahanaim Adventures and let us help you find one of our adventures that best suits your family’s adventure needs!
Don and Diane Harty are the owners of Mahanaim Adventures, the Cape Fear and Wilmington, NC areas premier outdoor adventure guide and kayaking business. Don and Joseph, son of Don and Diane, strive for each person on our adventures to have a “Positive & Memorable” experience. We offer quality half-day, full-day and overnight kayaking adventures. We also provide team building adventures and courses, as well as wilderness first aid classes to Boy Scouts and other groups.