3114 Cheeks Bend Rd
Columbia, TN 38401

"Tell me and I will forget,
Show me and I may remember,
Involve me and I will understand."

Spring Hours Summer Hours Early Fall Hours Late Fall Hours Winter Hours
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017 May 20 - Sep 4, 2017 Sep 5 - Oct 15, 2017 Oct 16 - Oct 22, 2017 Oct 23 - Spring 2018
Mon - Fri: Closed
Sat - Sun: 8 am to 5 pm
Last Drop Off: 12:30 pm
Closed Apr 16 (Easter)
Mon - Fri: 9 am to 6 pm
Sat - Sun: 8 am to 6 pm
Last Drop Off: 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Last Drop Off: 12:30 pm
Closed: Oct 2 to 5
Mon - Fri: Closed
Sat - Sun: 8 am to 5 pm
Last Drop Off: 12:00 pm
Closed for Rentals
Sale and Demo of Kayaks
By Appointment
Sale and Demo of Jackson Kayaks and Perception Kayaks Available Year Round by Appointment

Higher Pursuits

Welcome to Higher Pursuits...

Kayaks on the Duck River

Upcoming Events

Guided Trip on Fountain Creek
Oct 14, 2017
Call to register
Limited Seats Available

Oct 21 - 22, 2017
Last Weekend of the Season

Oct 22, 2017
Used Boat Sale
9 am to 3 pm

2017 Classes

Basic Kayaking Class
Sep 10
Sep 22

Basic Canoeing Class
Sep 17

Call 931-840-8575 for more information and to sign up for a class.

Higher Pursuits has been providing teambuilding and team bonding programs in Middle Tennessee since 1999 and in 2010 we proudly launched our Duck River Canoe Base.

At our Duck River Canoe Base we provide canoe and kayak rentals on the scenic Duck River located near Columbia, TN. Our goal is connect you with the natural wonder of the river while providing great service, quality equipment and a family friendly environment. In addition to renting canoes and kayaks, we also provided guided trips on the Duck River, canoe instruction, kayak instruction, and are an authorized dealer for Jackson Fishing and Recreational Kayaks as well as Perception Kayaks.

The section of the Duck River that we rent canoes and kayaks on is part of the Duck River Blueway and is designated as a state scenic river. The Duck River has something for everyone and can be enjoyed by novices, families, and experienced paddlers. It features historic mill sites and a great abundance of wildlife. Many paddlers are fortunate enough to see great blue herons, belted kingfishers, bald eagles, minks, beavers, muskrats and river otters. In the water there are fish galore and on the streambed are thousands of fresh water mussels, including some found only in this area.

In addition to our rentals, we provide guided river trips to families, church groups, girl scout troops, and boy scout troops. These guided trips can focus on improving paddling skills, the history of the river and/or the wildlife found in the Duck River.

Since 1999, Higher Pursuits has been providing team building and team bonding programs for school groups, colleges, and small business throughout Middle Tennessee. Your group can meet at the canoe base for a morning of teambuilding activities or True Colors and then spend the afternoon on the river. During the winter months, we can also set up a program at your location since all our activities are portable.

Higher Pursuits is a proud member of the American Outdoors Association and American Canoe Association.

As an authorized dealer for Jackson Kayaks and Perception Kayaks we look forward to helping you choose the best fishing or recreational kayak to meet your paddling needs.

We look forward to seeing you at the Higher Pursuits Duck River Canoe Base!