I'm looking for some more places to paddle that I haven't yet discovered. I'm a flatwater river paddler and like to do extended day or multi-day trips. I'd like to stick to Ontario and possibly Michigan/New York if it's something special. I'd like to hear some peoples experiences in this area so I can add it to my "Must be Paddled" list.
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Posted by: Mattt on Nov-19-12 8:15 AM (EST)
myccr.com ccr = canadian canoe routes
Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-19-12 9:38 AM (EST)
yeah check out myccr---has every paddle route in all of canada. 200,000 miles of routes listed
Posted by: crowellsr on Nov-22-12 7:06 AM (EST)
expensive, but worth it to some of us|
Posted by: Mattt on Nov-23-12 1:42 PM (EST)
in case you weren't aware, its quite expensive to do trips in Ontario. for example, the per person backcountry camping fee in Quetico PP is $15 per person per night for US citizens if you drive across the boder to start. more or less the same in other provincial parks. a non-resident has to pay to camp on "Crown Land" (equivalent to national forest land) as well, and some areas are specificallyoff limits to non-canadians. car camping at a provincial park is even more.
Posted by: adeanast on Nov-28-12 6:23 PM (EST)
We went to the Slates this past summer - great trip, great water, great camping. This is a good 3 or 4 day outing. We hired a water taxi to get us over to the islands...not brave enough for the open cross.
A day trip described, Michipecoten R. |
Posted by: ezwater on Dec-27-12 8:35 PM (EST)
Posted by: manitou14 on Jan-06-13 4:17 PM (EST)
crown land has fees for non-residents|
Posted by: Mattt on Jan-07-13 9:14 AM (EST)
"i'm in southern ontario. There are lots of great locations to paddle, including many on crown land where there are no fees for primitive camping."
Website with info|
Posted by: stajanleafs on Jan-10-13 7:12 PM (EST)
You can check out our website. We've documented countless trips all over Ontario in Film, blogs and photos.
Posted by: beaverjack on Jan-18-13 9:41 PM (EST)
The fees for non-residents are obscene. Purely punitive, a disincentive so they don't have a lot of Americans ruining their places. We should reciprocate with extreme prejudice.
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Posted by: theonecanoe on Feb-06-13 3:29 PM (EST)
Check out Killarney Provincial Park, considered the "Crown Jewel" of the Ontario Parks system. Not a lot of rivers but numerous lakes (with connecting portages) to give you lots of 'flat water' canoeing, all surrounded by scenic highlands and very close by are the extensive waters of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay.