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Canoe Journeys – #28 Upper Tay to Christie Lake

Upper Tay River to Christie Lake

# 28 (Tay Valley Township)

How to get there: Take highway 7 west past Perth to Glen Tay Junction; turn south over the RR tracks to Christie Lake Road. Go West on Christie Lake Road approx. 20 km to Hanna Road. Take Hanna almost to County Rd. 36.

The Launch Site: Small gravel launch site at only place river comes close to the road. Off load canoe and park on roadside lay-by.

The Paddle: Upstream for a km, brings you under a bridge and to head of rapids. Then go downstream into Christie Lake. This whole river, almost devoid of habitation, is very beautiful, with many turns, wetland bays, wildlife. On reaching the lake, take the shoreline with least wind resistance.

Watch for: Remnants of logging era on river bottom. Small island in lake, directly out from mouth of river is great for swimming and picnic.

Seasonal information: Good until freeze-up.