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Mississippi River at Pakenham

Mississippi River

Mississippi River Paddle

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Join us for this paddle on a beautiful section of the Mississippi River upstream from County Rd. 15 towards Playfairville and back.

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 the Balderson Cheese Store in Balderson at 8:45 am.

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 Linda McLaren at 613-614-9177 or

If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, please contact Linda 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 Linda before 8:00 am to confirm.

Appleton and Mississippi River downriver

How to Get There: From Ottawa Hwy. 7 to Appleton Side Rd. 3 km before Carleton Place. North to River Rd. and into Appleton village. Do not cross river.

The Launch Site: Small park below falls.

The Paddle: Explore bay and downriver towards Almonte. Land canoes under bridge beside Old town Hall, take River Walk under RR bridtge to explore downtown. Not recommended during spring flood.

Watch For: Old mill ruins, small hydro generating station, wetland shores. Herons abound. No lunch landing spots.

Seasonal Information: Be cautious of fast currents in spring flood. Warning: waterfalls: do not approach town bridge during spring flood.

 

Mississippi River from Appleton to Almonte MVFN Canoe/Kayak Outing

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Meet at 9 a.m. at the boat launch site in Appleton, on River Road just below the Appleton dam. We will canoe/kayak along the Mississippi River shoreline’s wet meadows and swamps. When we reach Almonte, we will stop at the Almonte beach where we can swim in the river. We will lock our canoes and go for lunch at the Barley Mow. We will paddle back to Appleton. Each way takes about 2 hours.

Bring: Lots of drinking water, binoculars, (we will be going to the Barley Mow for lunch), bug juice, life jackets (mandatory). Every vessel needs a safety kit (Bailer, floating throw-line, pea-less whistle & flashlight). An extra paddle is recommended per vessel.

 If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, call Bob or Louise at 613-623-2358 or .

In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, call Bob or Louise no later than 8:00 A.M. For further information, please call 613-623-2358.

Please note: You must pre-register beforehand for this event. This is an MVFN members only event.

Thank you

Mississippi River Canoe /Kayak Outing 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Canoe Mississippi River Upstream from Ferguson Falls. This trip is a variation of #4 on the Canoe Brochure now that there is a canoe launch in Ferguson Falls. The trip passes through part of the Innisville Provincially Significant Wetland which is also an ANSI (Area of Natural and Scientific Interest).

 Car Pooling: East Lanark: meet at Union Hall, for departure 9 am. South/East Lanark: meet at Ferguson Falls Public Parking at the Canoe Launch 9:15 am. This is at #1362 Ferguson Falls Road (Lanark Hwy15) next to the Community Centre.

Bring: Lots of drinking water, binoculars, lunch, bug juice, life jackets (mandatory). Every vessel needs a safety kit (Bailer, floating throw-line, pea-less whistle & flashlight). An extra paddle per vessel is recommended.

  If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, call Howard or Mary at 613-256-0817 or In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, call Howard or Mary no later than 8:00  am. For further information, call 613-256-0817.

Please note: You must register beforehand for this event. This is a MVFN members only event! Please contact Howard or Mary at 613-256-0817 or

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Paddle scenic Mississippi River from Pakenham to Blakeney

Sunday, July 25

Meet:  9:00 am in Pakenham in the park behind the school (Jesse St. to the stop sign & turn right to enter the park-no charge).

Bring:  lunch, binoculars, rain gear, bug juice, suntan lotion.

Please register beforehand with Olga:  613-622-0910 or  .

 Please let us know if you have a canoe & need a partner or if you wish to partner with someone who has a canoe.

 In case of severe weather this event will be cancelled. If in doubt call Olga.

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