Canoe the Mississippi River from Pakenham to Blakeney (#17 on Guide)
Sunday, July 21, 2013
We will park and launch at Pakenham town beach/sports field/horseshoe pits. The trip will be a flatwater paddle upstream approx. 8.5 km (about 1.5 hrs) to Blakeney; picnic lunch on west bank near falls (short hiking trails, outhouse up near roadway), then paddle back downstream. Typically several herons & other birds.
Car Pooling Arrangements: East Lanark: Esso Gas Station at Almonte (corner of Road 29 & 16 (Christian St. & Wolf Grove, for departure 8:45 am.
Bring: binoculars, lunch, bug juice, life jackets (mandatory)
Please note: You must pre-register beforehand for this event. If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, please call Sheldon and he will try to match you up.
In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, call Sheldon’s cellphone no later than 8:00 am @ 613-720-9506.