Hiwassee Blueway Rail to River Paddle Event

The Hiwassee Blueway was developed with a mission to promote preservation, conservation, economic development, and responsible tourism along the 55 miles of the four counties that touch the Hiwassee River РBradley, Polk, McMinn and Meigs. The 2023 annual fundraiser includes a scenic train ride on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad to the put-in point, followed by a 5-mile paddle on the Hiwassee River from Reliance to Delano. Inflatable kayaks are available from Webb Bros and inflatable stand-up paddle boards from Outshine Adventures. Paddlers can participate with their own paddle crafts as long as they are rated for Class I whitewater. After the paddling, enjoy a catered meal and live music at Savannah Oaks Winery. Visit Hiwassee Blueway Rail to River Paddle.