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Bennett Lake Paddle

Paddle Bennett Lake

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Bennett Lake, 15 miles northwest of Perth. Explore many small coves with ducks and wetland wild flowers; also often seen here are rare black tern nests and other marshland birds.

Car-pooling: Eastern Lanark and area meet at Union Hall at the corner of the Wolf Grove and County Road 29 for an 8:30 am departure. West Lanark – meet at 9 am in Fallbrook, at the Bennett Lake Road sign.

Driving instructions to launch site on the north shore of Bennett Lake at 976 Ennis Road, west of Fallbrook: from Lanark Village take McDonalds Corners Rd (12), turn LEFT at Playfairville onto Fallbrook Rd (7), turn RIGHT onto  Bennett Lake Rd (19), and then finally LEFT onto Ennis Rd;  #976 will be on the right.

There is a fee of $5 per vehicle at the launch site at Ennis Cottages.

Bring: lunch, bug repellant, sunscreen, binoculars. You also must have all safety equipment including proper flotation gear, bailing bucket, heaving line etc.

NOTE: You must pre-register for this event.  Your MVFN membership must be up-to-date.  For registration and further information, please contact trip leader Suzanne at 613-253-2172 or  If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, please contact Suzanne and she will try to match you up.

In case of foul weather, this event will be cancelled.  If in doubt on the morning of the event, call Suzanne before 7:00 am to confirm.