Kayak Programs

alt=""Burlington Recreation & Parks Outdoor Programs provides many opportunities for guided and facilitated kayaking programs. The kayak season generally runs from mid-April to the end of October. Check out the program menu below to see what types of kayak programs are offered. 

If you are looking to simply rent kayaks to paddle on your own at Mackintosh Lake, visit Mackintosh Marina or Guilford-Mackintosh Marina. Solo kayaks and tandem kayaks are available. All kayaks are offered on a first-come basis. Reservations are NOT accepted.

See the 2023 paddle program dates below! Registration coming soon!

  1. Sunset Paddles
  2. Meet-Up Paddles
  3. Paddle-Palooza Youth Kayak Clinic
  4. Custom Programs

Sunset Paddles

Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina - 1345 NC HWY 61, Whitsett
Stoney Creek Marina - 1785 Faulkner Dr., Burlington
Ages: 13 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. 
Fee: $21/rental; $8/BYO Kayak. Registration coming soon! 

Let your stress melt away as you enjoy a  2-hour guided paddle (about 3 miles). Paddlers will have a guide who provides basic paddling instruction as needed and leads the group on the lake. Fee includes kayak rental, PFD, paddle, lake fees and guides. The weight limit for rental boats is 230 lbs. 

  • May 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Guilford Mack
  • May 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Stoney Creek
  • June 6 from 6:15-8:15 pm at Guilford Mack
  • June 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Stoney Creek
  • July 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Guilford Mack
  • August 1 from 6:15-8:15 pm at Stoney Creek
  • August 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Guilford Mack
  • August 29 from 5:45-7:45 pm at Stoney Creek
  • September-October dates TBA!

**Registration opens 6 weeks prior to each Sunset Paddle and closes at noon the day of the event.
**For a full refund, any cancelations must be received 48 hours prior to the scheduled paddle. Email mhoose@burlingtonnc.gov to cancel.