Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

MVFN Canoe/Kayak Trip to Stump Lake

MVFN Canoe Trip to Stump Lake

Sunday,  July 8th 2012

Where: Stump Lake at Elphin (# 6 on MVFN’s canoe/kayak guide/map). Please note that there is an outhouse at the launch site

Parking: Enough room for a dozen cars (depending on who gets there ahead of us)

Car Pooling: East Lanark: 8:45 am at Union Hall for car pooling and meeting up; West Lanark: General store in McDonald’s corners for 9:30 am

To Register: Please contact Terry MacIver or call 613-592-5002 (day), 613-623-3414 (evening) to register for this event. If you have a canoe and need a partner or want a partner who has a canoe, please contact Terry.

Bring: binoculars, lunch, bug juice, sun screen, life jackets (mandatory)

Please note: you must register with Terry beforehand for this trip. It is also necessary to sign a waiver. Please identify if you have first aid or CPR training.


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2011 MVFN Spring Canoe/Kayak Outing – Clyde River at Lanark

2011 MVFN Spring Canoe/Kayak Outing – Clyde River at Lanark

(# 12 on the canoe brochure)

Sunday, June 5, 2011 – 9:30am launch

Car Pooling: Eastern Lanark and area: meet at Union Hall at 9:00 a.m. Western Lanark and area: meet at canoe launch in Lanark Village

Launch: at the River Park launch site in Lanark Village (near intersection of George St. & Hillier St.) – aiming for 9:30 a.m. launch

Lunch will be en route – beverages and munchies at Lanark Landing Restaurant after the canoe trip.

Bring: lunch, binoculars, rain gear, bug juice, sun hats and suntan lotion.

Please register beforehand by calling or e-mailing 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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MVFN’s 2008 Summer/Fall Canoeing/Hiking Programme Schedule Dates



Canoe Jorneys Hiking Collage

The following are the dates for our upcoming canoe trips and walks. We hope you can join us!

For each event, details confirming trips will be e-mailed out by Janet Fytche to all MVFN members a week before and posted at  In case of foul weather, dates are cancelled. For information, contact Cliff at 613-613-798-6295/ .

Sun, June 15- Annual Spring Canoe trip -White Lake -Site 7
Sunday, July 6- canoe trip – Tay River, Bolingbroke to Christie Lake
Sunday, July 20- canoe trip-Park Lake

Sunday, August 10- canoe trip-site to be announced
Sunday, August 24- canoe trip- site to be announced

May 25- Annual Spring MVFN NatureWalk
Sept 12-15-MVFN 3-night Canoe Camp-Killarney Prov. Park
October 5- Annual Autumn MVFN Nature Walk

For directions to our canoe trip sites please refer to MVFNs Lanark County Canoe & Kayak Journeys guide/map or check the canoe journey descriptions posted here on the website.

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MVFN Summer Canoeing Programme 2007

MVFN Summer Canoeing Programme 2007

MVFN canoe trip dates and sites for the summer programme are as follows:

Sunday, July 8, Park Lake, site 9
Sunday July 22nd, Mississippi River, Appleton to Almonte, site 15
Sunday August 5, Murphy’s Point, site 23
August 19th, Pakenham to Blakeney, site 17
Sunday September 9, White Lake, site 7

In case of foul weather, dates are cancelled.

For each event, further details will be sent out to members a week before.

For details contact Cliff at 613-256-5013 or email .

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Canoe Journeys – #28 Upper Tay to Christie Lake

Upper Tay River to Christie Lake

# 28 (Tay Valley Township)

How to get there: Take highway 7 west past Perth to Glen Tay Junction; turn south over the RR tracks to Christie Lake Road. Go West on Christie Lake Road approx. 20 km to Hanna Road. Take Hanna almost to County Rd. 36.

The Launch Site: Small gravel launch site at only place river comes close to the road. Off load canoe and park on roadside lay-by.

The Paddle: Upstream for a km, brings you under a bridge and to head of rapids. Then go downstream into Christie Lake. This whole river, almost devoid of habitation, is very beautiful, with many turns, wetland bays, wildlife. On reaching the lake, take the shoreline with least wind resistance.

Watch for: Remnants of logging era on river bottom. Small island in lake, directly out from mouth of river is great for swimming and picnic.

Seasonal information: Good until freeze-up.

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