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Canoe Journeys- #19 Misssissippi River from Almonte Upriver

Misssissippi River from Almonte Upriver

How to Get There: From Ottawa, take Hwy. 417, Exit 155 at County Rd. 49 to Almonte, left on Martin St. South.

The Launch Site: End of Martin St. South at river by lookout.

The Paddle: Explore town and upriver towards Appleton. Have lunch at small park in Appleton.

Watch For: Abundant wildlife along shorelines.

Seasonal Information: Strong currents and high water in spring, so don’t paddle past bridge. Otherwise, good until freeze-up.

Warning: Not recommended during spring flood. Stay clear of bridge in Almonte during spring flood.