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Park Lake Canoe Trip

Park Lake Canoe Trip (#9 on the canoe brochure)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

This canoe trip is #9 on MVFN’s Canoe/Kayak brochure. 9:30 am launch. Lunch will be on an island on the lake.

Car Pooling: Eastern Lanark and area: meet at Union Hall for departure at 8:45 a.m. Western Lanark and area: meet at Hopetown General Store at 9:00 am

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

Please register beforehand by calling or emailing Suzanne Rebetez, 613-253-2172 (). Please 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 and where you plan to meet the group.

In case of severe weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, please call Suzanne before 8:00 am.


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Canoe Journeys – #9 Park Lake

Park Lake

#9 (Lanark Highlands)


How to Get There: From Perth, take County Rd. 511 north through Hopetown 2 kms. to County Rd. 16. From Ottawa, take Hwy 417, to exit for Hwy. 49 through Almonte. Pick up County Rd. 16 to Hopetown at County Rd. 511 and north to County Rd. 16 again. Pass through Poland about 1/4 km, turn south on Umpherson Mills Rd. Take left fork at Umpherson’s sawmill. Turn right at first side road onto smaller but well-maintained road at property number 2571for snowmobile clubs but does not appear on road maps. (Change since publication: The property number 2571 has been removed from this corner).

The Launch Site: Have patience! You eventually come to a launch site on right side of road.

The Paddle: Circumnavigate the lake. Keep track of directions for you can get lost in multitude of bays and passages. Back at launch site, go downstream under culvert (if beavers haven’t plugged it) to small lake with picnic island to left.

Watch For: Most beautiful lake in the region.

Seasonal Information: Good until freeze-up.




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