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Canoe Journeys- #25 Tay River from Glen Tay to Perth

Tay River from Glen Tay to Perth

How to Get There: Five km west of Perth on Hwy. 7 to traffic lights at Glen Tay. South over the railroad tracks to Christie Lake Rd. Left on Christie Lake Rd. and right onto Glen Tay Rd., to bridge over Tay River.

The Launch Site: Northwest corner of bridge across from stone mill. Car park north side of white house by stone wall. Launch site difficult for less able persons.

The Paddle: Either shoot immediate rapids or walk canoe down rapids. Not suitable for less able persons. Paddle downriver to small dam at golf course. Portage (watch for flying golf balls) to point of land by red arched bridge. Beach canoe here to picnic, or cross park to explore.

Watch For: Bountiful wildlife and wild flowers.

Seasonal Information: Shallow in spots during low water. Fair current when water high. Takes longer to return to launch site.


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Final Summer MVFN Canoe/Kayak Trip – Tay River 2009

Final Summer MVFN Canoe trip – Tay River

Sunday, Aug 30, 2009

Trip will be to Tay River, Marsh and Canal (#21 on Lanark County Canoe and Kayak Journeys guide)

Carpooling details:
East Lanark: Meet at Union Hall, for departure at 9:00 A.M.
West Lanark: Meet at Last Duel Park boat launch area in Perth
for 9:30 A.M. launch

Bring: Lunch, binocs, camera, bug juice and sunscreen

Please register with Cliff beforehand -613-256-5013 or . If you need a partner, ask Cliff and he will do his best to match you up.

Note: In case of bad weather, this trip will be cancelled. If in doubt, please call Cliff before 8:30 A.M.

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Next MVFN Canoe/Kayak Outing

The second MVFN Canoe/Kayak outing will be Sunday, July 6. We will travel the Tay River from Bolingbroke to Christie Lake.

Note: this is not a site marked on our Canoe/Kayak Guide. Instead please see the description posted under ‘canoe journeys’ on this website.

Meeting places for carpooling are: -east half of Lanark meet at Union Hall, corner County Rds. 9 and 16
for departure by 8:45 A.M.  – For west half of Lanark meet at Tay Valley Municipal Offices, north of traffic lights at Glen Tay and Highway 7, west of Perth for departure 9:15 A.M.

Bring: lunch, bug juice, sun screen, binocs etc. Please be sure your canoe/kayak has all of the regulation safety devices.

If you need a partner for your canoe or you need to be partnered up with someone else, please call me at 613.256.5013 or email
Note: In case of bad weather, this event will be cancelled. If in doubt, please call me before 8:15 A.M.

Cliff Bennett

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