Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Canoe Journeys – #4 Mississippi River at County Rd. 15

Mississippi River at County Rd. 15

#4 (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 bridge again. From Perth take County Rd. 511 to County Rd. 15 and turn east to Mississippi River

The Launch Site: Southwest corner of bridge across from campground.

The Paddle: Upstream, under County Rd. 511 bridge to rapids.

Watch For: Excellent wetland at bend in river where you can find exit of Fall River.  Also look for entrance to Clyde River near rapids. Abundant wildlife.

Seasonal Information: Good until freeze-up.

This section of the Mississippi River is hauntingly beautiful. The mostly unoccupied shores are lined with lush wetland vegetation and mature soft maple trees. Aquatic life abounds, including turtles on fallen logs, many duck families, great blue herons around every bend and at least three families of loons warning canoeists not to get too close.