Make Father’s Day an Adventure


Around the world and in the United States, many observe Father’s Day as a way of celebrating the father figure in their lives. In Mexico, people celebrate by running a citywide 21km race in Mexico City. In Brazil, families gather for all-you-can-eat barbeques at home. In Japan, children present their fathers with a wide range of homemade gifts.

This year, how will you celebrate Father’s Day right here in Chatham County?

Giving the Gift of Nature:

Cape Fear River Adventures

Cape Fear River Adventures offers many options for different experience levels!

If your dad already has a collection of homemade Father’s Day presents and tacky ties, spending a day on the river with him could be a good change of pace! This year, Cape Fear River Adventures has many activities to choose from for the entire family.

  1. The Leisure Paddle:

One of their most popular trips, the Leisure Paddle offers seven miles of wilderness, and even the chance to see a bald eagle, an osprey or a great blue heron! Trips can last two or more hours, depending on whether you choose to experience the Class I rapids or the Class II rapids. Book your adventure here!

  1. The Easy Float:

Take a load off with a two-mile downstream float on the Cape Fear River. With nature all around you, spend one to two hours navigating Class I rapids and a maze of river boulders! Make your reservation now!

  1. The 10-Mile Challenge:

Not everyone expects a relaxing Father’s Day holiday. The 10-Mile Challenge offers a day of action and adventure with numerous Class I, Class II and Class II+ rapids. Starting in the Cape Fear River office in Lillington, the journey will take you to the NC 217 bridge in Erwin, NC, with a shuttle to take you all the way back! Sign up for your adventure today! Check out a video of the trip here!

Where: Cape Fear River Adventures
Price: Varies depending on equipment needs
To find out more or to make a reservation, please visit:

Find Your Kayaking Calling:

Cape Fear River Adventures

The Intro to Kayaking course covers entrance and exit techniques, different paddle strokes and recovery from a capsized boat.

Take the Father’s Day holiday to learn a new sport, particularly a new paddle sport! Cape Fear River Adventures offers an Intro to Kayaking Class for newcomers to learn more about the sport by practicing with a variety of safety procedures and techniques. If anything, maybe you just want to know how to escape a capsized boat!

Where: Cape Fear River Adventures
Duration: 3-4 hours
Price: $25 per person (you can bring your own kayak or rent a kayak for $25)
To book your reservation, visit

Give Back to Your Community:

This Father’s Day, Cape Fear River Adventures is hosting their River Clean Up event to keep the river itself in top shape for your enjoyment! Spend your day paddling on the Cape Fear River and giving back to the environment!

Sign up to be a volunteer!