Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Paddle Appleton to Almonte



Join us for a paddle on the Mississippi  from Appleton to Almonte beach

and return  July 24, 2021.


Leader Suzanne Rebetez

Directions: From Almonte, take March Road East, at traffic circle turn right on Appleton Side, then right on River Road. Going downhill, the boat launch is on the right.

From Carleton Place: take Hwy 7 E roughly 3km to Appleton Side Road. Exit left towards Appleton. Follow Appleton Side Road approximately 3km to River Road. Turn left. Continue on River Road past the dam. Boat launch is on the left just past the curve.

From Ottawa: Head for Carleton Place. Watch for the Appleton Side Road exit roughly 3km out of town. Follow the above directions.

The Launch Site: Easy river access. If the lot is full, unload and move your vehicle out to the roadway.

Warning: Do not approach the hydro generating station on the left side.

Limit: 20 members and guests.

Time:  Scheduled departure is 9 am. Trip duration is an estimated 4 hours return. We will stop for lunch/snack/swim at Almonte beach with portable toilets on Fairgrounds.

Difficulty: Easy, scenic paddle. Many blue herons and turtles.

Bring: Lunch or snack, hat, 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 your membership on the MVFN website. However, you may bring a friend, subject to approval of the trip leader. For further information, contact Suzanne Rebetez. 

In case of severe weather, this event may be cancelled or rescheduled to July 23rd. If in doubt, contact Suzanne at 253-2172 or 322-8082 before 8 A.M.