#17 Mississippi River from Pakenham Upriver
How to Get There: North from Almonte on Hwy. 29 to Pakenham, or from Ottawa, north on Hwy. 417 to Kinburn Side Rd. and west to Pakenham and over Five Span Stone Bridge.
The Launch Site: In Pakenham, find park behind public school. Launch at swimming beach.
The Paddle: Upriver to foot of Blakeney Falls.
Watch For: Beautiful shorelines, herons and other birds. Indian Creek through tunnel under roadway, shoreline wild flowers. Lunch site at Falls.
Seasonal Information: Good until freeze-up. WARNING: Don’t get swept downstream from this launch site during spring flood.