The Hillsborough River, from a canoeist's perspective

- He is the manager for Canoe Escape. They rent canoes for people to float down the Hillsborough River.

"About 60- to 65-percent of our business is from out-of-town tourist," Cole explained.

It's clear, he loves his job.

"Right outside the city, very tranquil, very peaceful; just a very good amount of wildlife out here," Mike described, while looking out over the river. "It's hard to believe that you are a rock-throw from civilization out here."

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Get ready to travel to a place of timeless peace and tranquility: the Hillsborough River.

The relaxing beauty of nature in the center of a bustling urban landscape is part of the magic of the Hillsborough.
"Paddling and being on the water, kind of doing your own thing," is what Mike Cole lives for.

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