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Annual Fall Colours Canoe Trip 2010

Annual Fall Colours Canoe Trip

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Canoe the north end of Crotch Lake (Ompah access; South Bush Road).

Carpooling: East Lanark meet at Union Hall at 9:00 am; west Lanark meet at Hopetown General Store 9:15 am.

Driving Route: a backwoods drive through Lavant, county road 16 (50 minute drive from Almonte)

Bring: lunch, rain gear, binoculars, camera, all necessary canoe /kayak safety gear.

To register or for more information, please contact trip leader Doug Younger-Lewis at 613-256-2738 or .

In the event of severe weather the trip will be cancelled. If in doubt, please call Doug before 8 am.

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MVFN Canoe/Kayak Outing – Taylor and Clayton Lakes

MVFN Canoe/Kayak Outing – Taylor and Clayton Lakes

Sunday, August 22, 2010, – 9:30am launch

(A combination of #14 and #16 on the canoe brochure)

No Car Pooling required. Meet at Taylor Lake Boat launch at the north end of Concession 12, Lanark before 9:30am.

To get there from Almonte, take County road 16 (Wolf Grove Road) west 12 km to Lanark Conc. 12, and turn north (i.e. turn right) to the boat launch area. Lanark Conc. 12 is approximately 3 km from Union Hall.

Lunch will be at Howard and Mary’s place on Clayton Lake. Bring your bathing suits if you wish to swim. Everybody is invited back after the canoe trip for drinks and munchies.

Bring: lunch, binoculars, rain gear, bug juice, suntan lotion, bathing suits.

Please register beforehand by calling or emailing Howard & Mary Robinson, 613-256-0817 () and provide your phone number.

Let us know if you have a canoe and need a partner or, if you wish to partner with someone who has a canoe.

In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, please call Howard or Mary before 8:30am.

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Annual MVFN Fall Colours Canoe Trek 2008

MVFN Fall Colours Canoe Trek, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008

Clyde River and Widow Lake (# 10 on Guide). All MVFN members and canoeing friends are welcome!

Car Pooling (reduce your carbon footprint):
East Lanark and area: Union Hall for departure at 8:45 A.M. West Lanark and area: Hopetown General Store for departure by 9:15

Bring a lunch, camera, binoculars. Dress for weather.

If you need to be partnered up in a canoe with someone else, please call Cliff

For more information and to register, contact Cliff Bennett at 613.256.5013 or at .

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Canoe Journeys – #27 Bennett Lake

Bennett Lake :

#27 (Tay Valley Township)

How to Get There: From Perth, travel north on County Rd. 511 to Balderson, then west on County Rd. 7 to Fallbrook, then west on County Rd. 19 (Bennett Lake Rd.) 2 km to Ennis Rd. Follow on Ennis Rd. to Ennis Cottages (approx. 6 km).

The Launch Site: Boat launch site at Ennis Cottages. Launch fee $2.50 per vessel.

The Paddle: 1) Follow the lake shore clockwise and into Fall River and Fagan Lake. Several lunch spots on islands. 2) Follow the lakeshore counter-clockwise into Fall River to dam and back. Lunch at small park at dam, with permission.

Watch For: 1) Many small coves with various duck species and wild wetland flowers.
2) Rare black tern nests and other marshland birds.

Seasonal Information: Beautiful fall colours. Good both ways until freeze-up.

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Last MVFN Canoe/Kayak Trip of the Season

Last MVFN Canoe/Kayak Trip of the Season
(except for canoe camp and maybe one other in early October to see the fall colours)

Bob’s Lake, August 24
Meeting places: East half of Lanark: Union Hall, corner County Rds. 9 and 16
for departure by 8:45 A.M. West Half of Lanark: Fall River Pub, Maberly
for departure by 9:45 a.m.

Bring: lunch, bug juice, sun screen, binoculars etc. Please be sure your canoe/kayak has all of the regulation safety devices.

If you need a partner for your canoe or you need to be partnered up with someone else,
Please call CLIFF BENNETT at 613.256.5013 or email
Note: In case of bad weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, call me before 8:15 A.M.

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