Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Mississippi River Canoe /Kayak Outing

Mississippi River Canoe /Kayak Outing 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Canoe Mississippi River Upstream from Ferguson Falls. This trip is a variation of #4 on the Canoe Brochure now that there is a canoe launch in Ferguson Falls. The trip passes through part of the Innisville Provincially Significant Wetland which is also an ANSI (Area of Natural and Scientific Interest).

 Car Pooling: East Lanark: meet at Union Hall, for departure 9 am. South/East Lanark: meet at Ferguson Falls Public Parking at the Canoe Launch 9:15 am. This is at #1362 Ferguson Falls Road (Lanark Hwy15) next to the Community Centre.

Bring: Lots of drinking water, binoculars, lunch, bug juice, life jackets (mandatory). Every vessel needs a safety kit (Bailer, floating throw-line, pea-less whistle & flashlight). An extra paddle per vessel is recommended.

  If you have a canoe and need a partner, or don’t have a canoe and would like to partner, call Howard or Mary at 613-256-0817 or In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, call Howard or Mary no later than 8:00  am. For further information, call 613-256-0817.

Please note: You must register beforehand for this event. This is a MVFN members only event! Please contact Howard or Mary at 613-256-0817 or

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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 Canoe/Kayak Trip to Sharbot Lake

MVFN Canoe/Kayak Trip to Sharbot Lake

Sunday, August 8th

MVFN member Pam Hickman will meet us and guide us through the islands around the eastern lake and into a channel. It is a beautiful lake with some wetlands and bays to explore. We will have a shore lunch on Pam’s waterfront lawn!  Launch will be at 10:30 am in the village of Sharbot Lake at the public park.

Car pooling: Meet at Union Hall at 9 am (for eastern Lanark paddlers) or at the parking lot of Glen Tay Public School at 9:30 am (for western Lanark paddlers).

Bring lunch, binoculars, rain gear, bug juice, suntan lotion, etc.

Please let Chris & Pat know if you are coming and also if you need a partner. We will do our best to match you up and get you out on the water!

For more information: Call Chris or Pat (co-trip organizers).  In case of foul weather, this trip will be cancelled. If in doubt, call Chris or Pat before 8:00 a.m. the day of the trip. 

Chris Hume (613)722-6832, ext. 238, email:

Pat Matheson (613)256- 2995, email: .

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MVFN Spring Canoe/Kayak Outing- Mississippi River

Paddle Mississippi River from Dalhousie Lake downriver

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Car Pooling: East Lanark: Union Hall for departure by 9:00 A.M. West Lanark: Hopetown General Store for departure 9:15 A.M.

Bring: lunch, binoculars, rain gear, bug juice, suntan lotion

Please register beforehand by calling or emailing. Cliff Bennett 613-256-5013 or  .

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

In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled.  If in doubt, call Cliff.

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