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Waterways Recap: Old Fort, North Carolina Grand Opening

Picture this: a sunny Saturday morning in Old Fort, North Carolina, with the Blue Ridge Mountains standing tall in the backdrop, and the Catawba River whispering tales of adventure. It's the grand opening of Waterways Kayak Shop, and boy, did they kick it off with a bang! From Saturday morning, ...
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Established North Carolina Kayak Shop Relocates to Old Fort, NC

Old Fort, NC – March 18th, 2024 – Waterways, western North Carolina’s leading kayak shop, originally based in West Asheville, proudly announces its relocation to Old Fort, North Carolina. The newly established 5,000 square foot retail space showcases an extensive range of kayaks and accessories t...
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You’re My Van Blue!

As adults, the existence of Santa may be questioned, but one thing remains certain—the enduring spirit of what it all represents never fails to captivate us. Here at Waterways, we openly admit to maintaining our belief, and our dedicated team is diligently working to recreate a similar enchanting...
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Meet The Team: Waterways Employee Interview

Welcome to our employee interview blog, where we take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the talented individuals that make Waterways thrive. In this blog, we aim to share the unique stories, experiences, and perspectives of our Store Managers, offering a glimpse into the diverse and dyn...
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Holiday Kayak Gift Guide!

For the Adventure Seekers Outdoors! Whether you're introducing your family to the world of kayaking or you're seasoned paddlers in search of the next big catch, we have the perfect kayak to make their holidays special. Imagine the thrill when they see a brand-new kayak ready for them — it's not ...
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Mother's and Father's Day Kayak Gift Guide

It's that time of the year again, where we celebrate the ones who love us most, our parents. Most Mothers and Fathers will claim they don't need anything but imagine the look on their eyes when you show up with a brand new kayak, for fun, for health and for the love of the great outdoors. If this...
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New Lightweight Kayak for Smaller Paddlers Now Available

We are excited to announce that we are now carrying Feelfree's newest update to an already popular kayak, the Moken 10 Lite V2! This kayak is designed for those who are looking for a smaller kayak that is easy to transport and use on the water versus bigger bulkier kayaks on the market today. Per...
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Waterways' Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays fast approaching, we at Waterways get that it can be hard to find something for the kayaker in your life that they either don't already own or want. For those of us who want to see that spark of glee when they finally open up that present, here are a few recommendations from our...
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Kayak Retailer Expands to Better Serve Regional Communities

Waterways Opens Two Additional Showrooms in Florida and Texas, Double as Distribution Centers Asheville NC, June 14th, 2022 – Waterways, a paddlesports shop which originated in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, has opened two additional concept store locations in partnership with Feelfr...
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Established Kayak Retailer Expands to Texas

Introducing Waterways Austin, Texas’ newest kayak shop dedicated to providing knowledgeable service and quality paddlesports products to the local community. Austin TX, May 25th, 2022 – Waterways, a paddlesports shop which originated in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, has made its way...
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Established Kayak Retailer Expands to Florida

Introducing Waterways Englewood, Florida’s newest kayak shop dedicated to providing knowledgeable service and quality paddlesports products to the local community.  Englewood FL, May 5th, 2022 – Waterways, a paddlesports shop which originated in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, is hea...
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New Kayak & Outdoor Gear Retailer Finds Home in West Asheville

Introducing Waterways, Asheville’s newest kayak shop dedicated to providing knowledgeable service and quality paddlesports products for all activities and skill levels. Asheville, NC, September 12th, 2019 – Waterways, North Carolina’s newest paddlesports shop, announced the official grand opening...
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