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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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Canoe Journeys – #6 Stump Lake and Mississippi River Downstream

Stump Lake and Mississippi River Downstream

#6 (Lanark Highlands)

How to get there: From Perth, take Hwy 511 to Balderson, left on County Rd. 7 through Fallbrook to County Rd. 12, left on County Rd 12 through McDonald’s Corners to Elphin and north on County Rd 36 two km, to Stump Lake.

The Launch Site: Small park and dock. Picnic table and privy.

The Paddle: Follow lakeshore clockwise and into the river. Take left shore upriver to rocky area and rapids. Good spot to lunch and explore. Rugged, be careful. Return on north side and into branch of river to end and waterfall (McLaren Depot Snye). Return to launch site or explore Stump Lake to High Falls Dam and back.

Watch for: Many bays and streams to explore. Also watch for submerged stumps.

Seasonal information: Great for autumn colours. Good until freeze-up.

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