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Join us for a Paddle on the Mississippi River near Fergusons Falls




#3 on the MVFN Paddling Guide Saturday, July 25, 2020


Photo by Brenda Boyd


We apologize for the delayed registration, but the second event of the season is ready to go. Please register ASAP

Leader:  Art Solomonian
Carpooling: None

  • Take Hwy. 7 past Carleton Place to Country Road 15 and turn right towards Lanark. Travel 10 km to Fergusons Falls
  • From Perth, take Country Rd. 511 to Balderson, turn east onto Drummond Conc 8A and onto Prestonvale Rd. to Country Rd. 15 and east to Fergusons Falls
  • Park beside Fergusons Falls Community Hall. Carry your vessel to the river behind.

Time: Scheduled departure is 10:00 am. Trip duration is an estimated 3-4 hours return, plus lunch at the turn near Mel’s Campgrounds but is weather dependant.

Difficulty: Upriver only. Be cautious of rapids near the launch. Excellent wetlands for water birds, herons and passerines. Watch for river otters. Lunch at boat launch near Mel’s Campgrounds.

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 at this link:  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.

Safety: Due to no car pooling and other Covid-19 related restrictions, we have to return by the same route. During the trip, all participants are requested to maintain minimum 2-metre distancing from other paddlers (outside their bubble).

MVFN membership must be up-to-date (check your membership card).  However, you may bring a friend or two, subject to approval of the trip leader. For further information, contact Art Solomonian at (613) 794-4548 or email

In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, contact Art before 8 A.M