Paddle down Rocky River with CTW

Take a peek at the new Riverbend Farm Canoe and Kayak Launch


Aug. 5, 2014 – Join CTW as we explore nature’s beauty on the Riverbend Farm Trail in Midland. The Riverbend Farm Canoe and Kayak Launch is currently the southern-most access point for paddle recreation on the Rocky River in Cabarrus County. The site is 4.5 river miles downstream of a launch that opened in March at the Pharr Family Preserve Trail. Both sites are part of the Carolina Thread Trail’s Rocky River Blueway, a planned 50-mile network of launches along the Rocky River.
The Riverbend Farm Trail provides easy grades and gentle slopes that are great for walking or running, and the canoe and kayak launch is a short walk from the trailhead. The community is invited to enjoy the serene natural settings, paddle along the river and experience the abundance of wildlife along the new trail. The public will enjoy year-round access to the sights and sounds of an operational farm, which runs a public pumpkin patch each October.
For more information on the new Riverbend Farm Trail, located at 12150 McManus Road, in Midland, about 1 mile east of the intersection of NC 24/27 and US 601, visit or call 704-376-2556.

Watch this week's episode of CTW for details on the following events and programs:
  • Kickball & Softball, Sign up by August 8, Frank Liske Park
  • Cabarrus County Fair, September 5-13, Cabarrus Arena
  • Thursdays on Main Evening Series-The Tim Clark Band, August 14, Veterans Park
  • Summer Entertainment Series-Too Much Sylvia, August 16, Village Park
  • Movies in the Park- The Nut Job, August 8, Village Park
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Training, August 8, 15, 22 & 29, Carillon Assisted Living
  • Greater Monroe Kennel Club Agility Trials, August 7-10, Cabarrus Arena
  • Tarheel Kids Consignment Sale, August 13-17, Cabarrus Arena
  • Repticon, August 22-23, Cabarrus Arena
  • Cabarrus Arts Council Annual Meeting, August 19, Davis Theatre
  • Healthy International Cuisine, August 23, Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Back to School Bash, August 6, Harrisburg Library
  • Fizz, Boom, Read: Spectacular Space, August 7, Mt. Pleasant Library
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy videos, August 7, Kannapolis Library
  • Shopping Bag Craft, August 7, Concord Library
  • The Atmosphere, Weather, and You, August 11, Harrisburg Library
  • Genealogy 101, August 12, Concord Library
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Mobiles, August 14, Concord Library
  • End of Summer Luau, August 20, Concord Library
  • Stories Under the Stars- Steve Langley, August 23, Kannapolis Library