Monday is never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast, especially come summer. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy.
To help ease this trying transition from out-in-the-Sun-day to Mon-I-wish-I-were-back-in-the-sun-day, we’re running a new feature every Monday, at least during the summer, called 90-Second Escape. Essentially, it’s a 90-second mini-movie of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s out in the sun. Because there’s a good chance you might want to make such an escape yourself, we’ll include a resource list with each escape showing where and how to make it happen.
Today’s 90-Second Escape: Paddling remote Jordan Lake.
Remote Jordan Lake? Can there be such a thing at a State Recreation Area where thousands — most of whom in some way associated a speed boat — converge every summer weekend to enjoy the heat?
Despite being less than two miles from Jordan Lake dam, the Robeson Creek area eludes the speed boat traffic common to Vista Point, Seaforth Point, Ebenezer Church and Jordan’s other popular gathering spots. Robeson Creek quickly feeds into the lower Haw River, which at this point essentially has become a backwater of Jordan Lake. There’s the occasional fishing boat powered by a 5-horsepower trolling motor, but for the most part this part of the lake is the domain of canoes and kayaks, its still waters making for easy summer paddling, it’s numerous small tributaries offering up good exploring.
The map below shows you how to reach the Robeson Creek canoe access from U.S. 64. The video above shows what you can expect.
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