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Canoe Journeys – #22 Smith Falls Marshlands and Poonamalie Lock Station

Smiths Falls Marshlands  and Poonamalie Lock Station

#22 (Smiths Falls area)

How to Get There: Smiths Falls on Abbott St.

Launch Site: Upper Reach Park by canal. Look for open cantilever bridge. Car charge $3 at volunteer post.

The Paddle: Extensive marshlands. Follow shoreline counterclockwise leading into canal channel with markers to Poonamalee Lock Station for lunch. Watch For: Teeming flora and fauna in marshlands. Osprey nest across from launch site. Martin house between boathouses. Seasonal Information: Best in spring until mid July and again in September/October.