Dawsonians, vacationers and local kayaking enthusiasts had reason to celebrate just over three weeks ago when Amanda and Jim Edwards renamed a popular Tradewater River attraction and opened its doors.
Tradewater Kayaking, LLC, located at Tradewater Park 109 South (across from Lakeview Drive), has been in full working order since the unofficial start of summer when local schools were closed for the seasonal break.
“We wanted to provide family fun at an affordable price,” Amanda said. “Jim and I want to let everyone know what our area has to offer and shine a positive light on our little town.”
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tradewater Kayaking, LLC offers kayak and canoe rentals and shuttle service. The price of the two-mile or five-mile excursion with “boat” rental is $20, while the cost of the seven-mile trip with rental is $30. If you would like to experience an adventure with Tradewater Kayaking Monday through Friday, you can make a reservation by calling (270) 399-9501. Shuttle fee with your own kayak or canoe is $10.
Three weeks into The Edwards’ new business venture, Amanda says their favorite part of the kayaking service so far is ‘seeing all the smiles and meeting so many new faces’.
Jim and Amanda don’t limit the future of their operation to kayaks and canoes. Future plans include “ziplines for kids and an inflatable screen for family movie nights,” she said. “We are expanding and cleaning up, and we look forward to serving our community.”
According to Amanda, excursions are “weather and water level permitting.”
For more information, potential customers can join the “Tradewater Kayaking LLC” community on Facebook.
“Our city has taken some pretty devastating blows over the past few months, but the love in Dawson is incredible,” Amanda concluded. “We can’t wait to see you on the river!” »