Queen Anne Creek - Canoe and Kayak near Edenton, North Carolina
113 W Water St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA,Edenton,North Carolina
36.0569471, -76.6108326
0.2 miles W of Edenton, North Carolina
Address: 113 W Water St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
GPS: 36°3'25.0"N 76°36'39.0"W
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State: North Carolina
Trails/Routes: 1.4 mi

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Canoe and Kayak

Locals in Edenton recommend Queen Anne Creek for great kayaking and canoeing. To begin this adventure park your car at the Roanoke River Lighthouse and head across the park to the Edenton Marina. Don't have a boat? Kayak and canoe rentals are available at the harbor for 5-10 dollars an hour. The docks at the Marina are the perfect launch point.

Your adventure begins with a short paddle around the docks. The waves on the Albemarle Sound make this the most difficult part of the trek but also the most exciting. Once around the docs turn by Queen Anne Park onto Little Creek, and under Haysfarm Road Bridge. The water calms here and becomes easier to paddle through.  

Paddling up the creek provides different views throughout the year. There are calm days that turn the creek into a mirror that makes it look like you are floating through the treetops. In the spring the lily pads are in bloom and coat Little Creek with their shiny green leaves and white blossoms. The vibrant colors of fall show so crisply it looks like someone painted them.

The paddle up and back lasts about two hours. Of course, it's a bit shorter for advanced kayakers and longer for those of us who just can't help but stop and stare.



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From Edenton, North Carolina

  1. Head south on Court St toward E King St (459 ft)
  2. Turn right onto E Water St (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn left onto Dock St (118 ft)

1) Parking for this Arena can be found at the Edenton Marina and Roanoke River Lighthouse. 

2) Boat Rentals and the dock for launching kayaks and canoes can be found across the park from the Lighthouse.

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1/29/19 11:01 am
Queen Anne Creek was the first place I had ever been kayaking, and I have two things I can say about it. First, that it is the perfect place to get beginners to learn to love kayaking. Second, that it spoiled all other kayaking for me. Since my first visit to Queen Anne Creek it remains my favorite place to kayak and the most beautiful route I have ever taken.
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