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Canoe Journeys – #2 Mississippi River and Lake from Carleton Place

Mississippi River and Lake from Carleton Place

#2 (Carleton Place)

How To Get There: In Carleton Place on Highway 7, go downtown to High Street, up High St. to Joseph St.; turn towards river.

The Launch Site: Centennial Park at the river.

The Paddle: Follow up river to lake and around shorelines. Downriver to bridge and public dock for downtown shopping and food.

Watch For: Carleton Place Canoe Club across from park. Oldest racing canoe club in Canada. Wildlife in bays and wetland shores. Two creeks to explore on north side of lake. Bass spawning beds on south shore. Lake is choppy when windy.

Seasonal Information: Good all open seasons.