Haw River Canoe Access

By Will Cook

Overview: Birding along the river trail can be great, especially in spring migration.

Getting there: Take U.S. 64 6 miles west of Wilsonville stoplight (64 and 1008). Turn left just after the bridge over the Haw on Foxfire Trace (watch for a brown sign labelled "Haw River Canoe Access"). Follow the short driveway to the parking lot.

Coordinates for Google Earth/Maps: 35 43 51 N, 79 06 25 W

Where to go: Follow the makeshift trail up and downstream.

What to look for: Plenty of warblers, especially N. Parulas and Yellow-throated Warblers, and other migrants in the spring. I've never birded this area in fall or winter, but it ought to be good in those seasons, too.

Facilities: None.

When to visit: Fall through Spring.

See also: Haw River above Bynum Dam by Canoe

Revised 12/29/2008 cwcook@duke.edu

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