Whether a beginner or experienced paddler, kayakers can find some rewarding runs in the rivers around Glovertown. The Terra Nova River provides day-long adventures and has sections suitable for both learners and advanced kayakers. Paddlers seeking a challenge may like to take on the waterfalls of Maccles Brook. At low water, a more laidback run can take novices upstream from the TCH to check out the cabins that dot the edges of the Terra Nova. Terra Nova National Park is a good place to learn to kayak, with instruction from experienced guides.

Victoria Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to kayaking season in the area, and groups flock to Glovertown to take in the first kayak trip of the Spring, including an annual kayak symposium. The symposium provides clinics in the Terra Nova River near the Old Mill for beginners, and advanced paddlers take on a number of rivers in the region.