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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 Summer Canoe/Kayak Trip

First Summer Canoe/Kayak Trip

When: Sunday, July 12
Where: Clyde River and Kerr Lake (see Guide #12)
Launch Site: Village of Lanark, by the feed mill just over the bridge (north side)
Launch Time: 10 A.M.
Where to Meet: Eastern Lanark: Union Hall, for departure 9:30 A.M.
Western Lanark: Meet at launch site
What to Bring: lunch, binocs, bug juice, sun screen etc.

Note: Please let Cliff know if you are coming and also if you need a partner for your canoe or need a canoeing partner.

For more information, please contact Cliff Bennett at 613-256-5013 or

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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 – #11 Riven Lake and the Little Clyde River

Riven Lake and the Little Clyde River

#11 (Lanark Highlands)

This is a cute, easy paddle providing there is enough water in the river. All through the area, you will hear and see alder flycatchers plus many more bird species.
How To Get There: From Perth take County Rd. 511 past Hopetown and next left past County Rd. 16 at Lammermoor Rd. From Ottawa take Hwy. 7 past Carleton Place to County Rd. 15 to Lanark Village and County Rd. 511, then north to Lammermoor Rd. The Launch Site: 1/2 km on Lammermoor to double culverts. This is Little Clyde River.

The Paddle: Upriver as far as you can go (subject to beaver dams). For entrance to Rivens Lake, keep right. Small lake interesting to ircumnavigate. Good picnic area on rocky bluff. For downriver, go through the culvert at launch site.

Watch For: Nesting alder flycatchers and other marsh species. Portage beaver dams with caution. Downriver may be plugged at culverts.

Seasonal Information: River best in spring and early summer.

It was early June when we did this trip and there was plenty of water. In dryer times, you might find the river blocked in a few places by beavers. Depending upon your confidence, you can get over these dams easily and continue. Enjoy.

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