Paddle: Millers Lake in North Frontenac
Leader: Art Solomonian
Carpooling: None recommended
From Almonte: Take Cty Rd 16 (Wolf Grove Road) to Hopetown and turn left on Hwy 511. In 4km turn right on Cty Rd 8 towards Watsons Corners. Continue on Cty Rd 8 16km to McDonalds Corners. Turn Right onto Cty Rd 12. Continue 9km to Elphin. Turn right onto Cty Rd 36 (Elphin-Maberly Rd). Travel 7km to Hwy 509 (Snow Road Station). Presbyterian Church is on your right. Turn left. The launch site is a small parking lot on the right about 1km down 509.
From Perth: Take Hwy 511 23km through Lanark and continue to Cty Rd 8. Turn Left towards Watsons Corners and follow the rest of the directions above to the launch.
The Launch Site: Located at the bridge where 509 crosses Miller Lake. Small parking lot. We can stack cars, but you may need to park on the road. No dock but there is a boat launch ramp into the water. Privy on site.
Time: Scheduled departure is 10 am.
The Paddle: Millers Lake is a figure 8, divided by the bridge. We will explore the upriver portion first, around the lake and back to the bridge. Lunch will be on private land just before the bridge that is marked “private, but free to use”. After lunch we will go under the bridge and explore the downriver portion down to the falls where the Mississippi continues on its way. Total time will be about 3-4 hours.
Bring: lunch, lots of water, bug juice, binoculars, sunscreen, etc.
Ensure you are equipped with life jacket, bailing bucket, whistle, heaving line, extra paddle, etc
Registration: You must pre-register for this event by completing the form found here. Please complete a separate form for each participant (see “Submit additional responses” when you submit the form) as we need the “agree” to the waiver from each person.
MVFN membership must be up-to-date (check your membership card). You can update and pay for your membership on the MVFN website. You may bring a friend or two, subject to the approval of the trip leader. For further information, contact Art Solomonian.
In case of severe weather, this event will be rescheduled to Sept 26th or cancelled. A confirmation email will go out just prior to the event. If in doubt, contact Art on the morning of the trip at 613 256 4305 before 8:00 A.M.