Rollin’ on the Rivers

2017 NERA Paddle photo

Paddle season is here and the New Echota Rivers Alliance (NERA) invites you to enjoy and celebrate our three local rivers – Oostanaula, Coosawattee, Conasauga – this spring, summer, and fall!

NERA is a paddle club based in Calhoun, Georgia, that seeks fellowship and fun while participating in various paddle activities in and around Gordon County. Whether you enjoy paddling a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle board, they invite you to join them.

Below is NERA’s 2018 paddle schedule. Don’t miss their kick-off event on April 21. After a fun day on the river, relax to live music while feasting on BBQ. No better way to spend the day!

2018 Paddle Schedule:
April 21 – Paddlin, Pickin & Pork – Oostanaula River ~ New Echota to Soccer Fields
May 12 – Conasauga River ~ Beaverdale to Norton Bridge
June 9 – Toccoa River ~ Dam to McCaysville
July 14 – Lower Ocoee River ~ Dam 1 to Two Rivers
August 11 – Etowah River ~ Dawsonville Forest
September 8 – Oostanaula River ~  Pines to Hwy 140
October 13 – Hiawassee River ~ Reliance to Two Rivers
November 3 – Coosawattee River ~ Allens to New Echota

For more information on NERA and paddle trips, visit or

See you on the rivers!

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