Ahhhhh, I remember the first day of summer. I packed up Eleanor the dog and my Innova kayak and cruised down to this boat launch in Pollocksville, North Carolina.
This is the closest boat launch to us and it provides easy access to a quick paddle or boat ride on the Trent River. You could paddle this all the way down to where it meets the Neuse River in New Bern and onward (a long way) to the sea. On this trip we just paddled down river a little and turned to explore a little of Mill Creek.
It was a quiet paddle this time, the only wildlife to speak of on this trip was the mutt on the bow (#alligators:). After an hour of exploration we turned back and called it a day.
Check out the map below if you'd like to explore the river as we did. Here's a few links for more adventure:
*A local kayak rental business, BearFoot Kayaks - they bring the kayaks to you (on the Trent River and beyond).
*A description of Living Waters, a photo essay of the Trent River written by Ben Casey.
*A link to the Trent River Campground, an upriver campground with paddling access to the Trent River.
~Paul & Eleanor ETC
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