Kayaking on the Clinch River and Biking the Virginia Creeper Trail
Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail and kayak the Clinch River with experts, learning about regional ecology, historic towns, unique sites and attending a performance at Barter Theatre.
Program No. 20705RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Bike several stretches of the Virginia Creeper Trail and break trailside to discuss the history, people and culture of this region. Learn kayaking technique from an experienced outfitter before setting out on the historic Clinch River in nearby Scott County. Evenings may include toe-tapping sessions of Appalachian music performed by local musicians, a historical tour of downtown Abingdon and a performance at Barter Theatre.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Cycling 17 miles, kayaking up to four hours. No experience necessary. Elevation up to 5,520 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bike the Virginia Creeper trail, with interpretive stops along the way.
  • Paddle sit-on-top kayaks down the Clinch River with an experienced outfitter and stop along the river’s banks to learn about Great Appalachian Valley history and ecology.
  • Attend a performance at the world-famous Barter Theater, State Theater of Virginia.

General Notes

Bikes, helmets, kayaks, personal flotation devices and paddles provided. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Craig Makufka
Craig Makufka is the program director at Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center. Before joining the staff at the 4-H, Craig was an environmental educator at The Alice Ferguson Foundation in Accokeek, Maryland. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and is an avid birder.
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