Bob’s Lake is west of Perth and south of Maberly and a little outside the perimeter of our present canoe trips. However, after having explored it, I think it is well worth doing.
How to Get There: From Maberly, which is west of Perth on Highway #7, go south on Bolingbroke Road (County Road 36) to the hamlet of Bolingbroke. Turn west on Crow Lake Road about five km to Bardour Road. This road only goes south. Follow along until you reach residence #392A/392B.
Launch Site: Just past this residence about ten meters, the road narrows between two bodies of water. Park here and put in your canoe on the east side (to your left). There is only enough space to launch one canoe at a time.
The Paddle: This section of Bob’s Lake called Mill Bay contains many bays and islands and we found it took all our time to canoe just this part of the lake, including lunch time. There are a couple of small islands that make a good stop for lunch. Keep your directions straight, don’t get lost and, enjoy!
Watch For: We paddled through a wonderful channel of wild rice, put up many ducks, mostly blacks, and studied an osprey nest on a small island.
Seasonal Information: Good all open season. Please respect posted property.