Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Canoe Journeys- #3 Fergusons Falls on the Mississippi River

#3 (Drummond/North Elmsley) area

How to Get There: From Ottawa take Hwy. 7 past Carleton Place to County Rd. 15 and turn right towards Lanark. Travel through Fergusons Falls at the Mississippi River until you meet the river again. From Perth, take County Rd. 511 to County Rd. 15 and turn east onto Drummond Conc 8A and onto Prestonvale Rd. to County R. 15 and east to Fergusons Falls.

The Launch Site: At parking lot beside Fergusons Falls Community Hall. Carry canoe to river behind.

The Paddle: Upriver only. Be cautious of rapids near launch site. Strong currents during spring flood.

Watch For: Excellent wetlands for water birds, herons and passerines. Watch for river otter.

Seasonal Information: Good until freeze-up. Strong currents during spring flood