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Robertson Lake Paddle Sunday May 26th

Join MVFN for a paddle on Robertson Lake, Sunday, May 26, 2019 (#13 on the MVFN Canoeing/Kayak Guide)

Robertson Lake, on County Road 16, is situated at the village of Lavant in Lanark Highlands. It is a small, round lake that can be circumnavigated in three hours. There is a neat park and beach on the lakeshore where you can launch your canoe, poke around the islands and the shoreline and be back at the beach for lunch and a swim (but not on this particular trip!). Watch for marsh birds at the far end of the lake.

photo Sheldon Scrivens

Leader: Stan Holloway

Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Location: Robertson Lake: route #13 in MVFN’s Canoe & Kayak Journeys  paddling guide

Car Pooling: East Lanark: meet at Union Hall for departure at 8:30 a.m. West Lanark: meet in Hopetown at 9:00 a.m., across from the store/gas station on Hwy 511, on the shoulder of the road.

Bring: lunch, water, insect repellent, binoculars, sunscreen, etc.

Ensure you are equipped with life jacket, bailing bucket, whistle, heaving line, extra paddle, etc.

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Canoe Journeys – #13 Robertson Lake

Robertson Lake

#13 (Lanark Highlands)

How to Get There: From Almonte, take County Rd.16 (Wolf Grove Rd.) to County Rd. 511 at Hopetown. Turn north to County Rd. 16 and West to Robertson Lake. Take sharp turn to Lavant. From Perth take County Rd. 511 north.

The Launch Site: Public park. Parking on site. Small car fee may be levied.

The Paddle: Due to prevailing winds circumnavigate lake clockwise in morning, counter clockwise in afternoon. Return to park for lunch and swim at sandy beach. Picnic tables.

Watch For: Marsh birds along shores. Bass spawning beds at far end of lake.

Seasonal Information: Picturesque and relaxing lake. Magnificent fall colours. Good until freeze-up.


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