So … now comes the time to plan for new places to try! Here are some of the ones on my todo list. At this point research on them is still to be done. As I complete them they will come off this list and go into the blog. They are in no particular order. I’ve started with the 2018 list that I’d not gotten to and created a new one! And the usual issue happens … things go onto the list faster then they come off of it.
Frenchman’s bay Pickering 3.5-5KM, Just note the marina in the south east corner is busy during summer and launch would be better from the south west corner side at west shore beach.
Beaver river Collingwood
Welland recreational canal
Welland wiki article.
Valens lake conservation authority
Toronto Island is definitely on the TODO but presents some challenges. Launching from Cherry Beach it’s about a 2km row each way to even get into the center of the island. And then to go from one end of the inner waters to the other end is another 3.5kms making a round trip of 11kms. While I am sure I could work up to that, and take a few breaks along the way this seem like a long paddle. Another alternative would be to rent a kayak at the island itself at Toronto Island Rentals at the Boat house 416-397-2628
I’ve heard about this one a couple times and it sounds like a neat paddle. Oxbow river
Lake Puslinch. While I am curious about this one, I am concerned that there may be a LOT of motor boat traffic. I guess we will see. One of the neat things about this one is I could mountain bike/kayak at the same place (roughly speaking).
One of my nieces put in near the bridge by the Saugeen golf course on the outskirts of Southampton and paddled down stream all the way to Dennys dam. She put in here. Canoeing the Saugeen. Thorncrest outfitters info on Saugeen trips.
Madawaska river. Launch point to Moores falls. About 1.5KM to the falls. and on the south side to climb to the top. North side is a no-no. Once on top of the 60 foot drop there’s a second 10 foot drop which is worth the hike.
Port Maitland on Lake Erie: Launch here. “east side of the Grand River at the end of Feeder Canal Road (Stromness – just east of Dunnville). Almost to the lake. There is a boat launch and a little beach and I’ve always been able to get parking. There is also a boat launch and a beach on the west side, but its a longer walk with the kayak. A little north – by the Port Maitland Cairn”
Byng Island. There’s a dam at Dunville.
There’s also a birding trail you can hike while your their and the Canadian Raptor Conservancy is about 1/2 an hour away making a busy day of it!