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MVFN Spring Paddle on Long Lake

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Explore nature from the water’s edge on our spring paddle. We will paddle Long Lake, in Tay Valley Township, near Murphys Point Provincial Park. This is journey #24 in MVFN’s Lanark County Canoe & Kayak Journeys Map/Guide.

Car Pooling: East Lanark, meet at Union Hall on Wolf Grove Road at 8:30 AM. West Lanark, meet south of Perth at the junction of County Roads 1 and 21 (road to Murphys Point Provincial Park) at 9:15 AM.

photo B. Boyd

Bring: lunch, water, insect repellent, binoculars, etc. Also required is all mandatory safety equipment including proper flotation gear, bailing bucket, heaving line, etc.

NOTE: Life jackets are COMPULSORY!

Pre-registration: You must register beforehand for this event. Your MVFN membership must be up-to-date. For registration and information, please contact Stan Holloway at or 613-797-5695. If you need a paddling partner, contact Stan.

In case of foul weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt about weather conditions, on the morning of the event, please call Stan before 8:00 AM to confirm.

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Canoe Journeys -#24 Long Lake

Long Lake

How to Get There: South from Perth on County Rd. 1 towards Rideau Ferry to County Rd. 21. Turn towards Murphy’s Point Provincial Park. Turn right at Long Lake Rd. (see sign for Scout Camp) and travel 3 km.

The Launch Site: RVCA launch site on left.

The Paddle: South shore and islands more interesting. Several good lunch and swimming locations.

Watch For: Creek into wetland at east end. Interesting lichen on rock walls.

Seasonal Information: Good until freeze-up.


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