Events

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR CCC PADDLING TRIP –

Choose the right level, consulting the trip leader if unsure. Given the capricious nature of water, wind and weather, levels can only be a guide, but new paddlers should choose paddles rated suitable for all. These will be trips of shorter duration and not include large bodies of open water or the St. Lawrence.

Contact the leader well ahead , if you are looking for, or would like to be a canoe partner. The leader will attempt to match members, and/or may have suggestions of likely partners.

At trip leaders discretion , some events will have limits on number of participants. Ensure you book early to avoid disappointment (remembering to inform the leader if you are subsequently unable to attend)!

To reduce environmental impact, ease congestion at parking sites (and enjoy good conversation with your passenger) members are asked to ride share where possible.

– Get to know as many new people as you can

– Learn all the paddling skills you can

– Have fun!

OCTOBER

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH – LYNDHURST TO OUTLET PADDLE

CANCELLED due to bad weather

Interesting, long, and potentially arduous trip. From Lyndhurst to portage, reasonably sheltered about 10 km; the portage from Red Horse Lake to Donaldson Bay in Charleston Lake about 450 m; the paddle on Charleston lake to dock at Outlet, about 13 km, is more exposed to wind. The trajectory is south, north, east, south-east, finally south, so no matter whence the wind comes, if it comes, it will be a head wind sometime. If conditions deteriorate, we can turn back at any point up to the portage. Once in Charleston Lake we are committed to finish at Outlet.

Distance approx. 23km. Challenge level – for experienced paddlers only. Contact Ed at ejezak@bell.net, or call 613 389-4459.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 15TH-CATARAQUI CANOE CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

6:30 P.M. MEET & GREET, 7 P.M. MEETING

ONGWANADA RESOURCE CENTRE, 191 PORTSMOUTH AVE.

KINGSTON, ON K7M 8A6

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16TH – RIDEAU PADDLE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Wednesday (mid-week) October 16. This trip was planned for peak fall colours on the Rideau Canal at one of the most interesting places along the canal. We will do a leisurely paddle of about 6 km. each way from the top of the dam at Jones Falls to Davis Locks. We will be having lunch there. You will want to explore Jones Falls after the paddle if you have not already done so. Bring your camera.

Occasional strong wind and waves – Intermediate level. Call Steven 613-542-1054 or email: manderssteve@yahoo.com

SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH – PADDLE & POTLUCK AT NANCY’S COTTAGE

An event we look forward to each year: the traditional late season paddle (but three weeks earlier this year!) along the west flank of Frontenac Park, followed by a potluck at Nancy’s cottage on Eel Lake.

Call Dugald 613- 542-8628 and dress warmly for the paddle. Suitable for all levels. Contact Nancy for the potluck: 613-549-8856 (Participation limited to 18 -no limit for the paddle).

DATE CHANGE TO SATURDAY OCTOBER 26 SUNDAY OCTOBER 27TH – HALLOWEEN HIKE TO GHOST TOWN

Just in time for Halloween, come out for a 12km hike at moderate to slow pace that includes exploring a Ghost Town (last year replete with skeletons!). Hike follows a section of Rideau Trail that Robert and Margaret maintain, starting at Narrows Lock.

Email Margaret: wildmargaret@yahoo.ca or call 613-542-9626 for details.

NOVEMBER

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2ND – HIKE WITH THE DUTCH DUO

Join the Dashing Dutch Duo on a Delightful Dally in Little Cataraqui Conservation Area. The hike distance will be 10-15 kms. Wooden shoes are optional. Following the hike, everybody is invited to Mieke’s home to enjoy some Dutch Delicacies, possibly accompanied by a cold Dutch beverage.

Please call Mieke (613-546-7542) or Dukke (613-384-6054) before October 30th if you are planning to join them.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH – GOULD LAKE HIKE

Gould Lake Conservation Area is 589 hectares of wilderness located in the Canadian Shield. It is also the head waters of the Millhaven Creek System. Gould Lake and the surrounding lands are not only important for water management reasons, they also provide excellent wildlife habitat and offer many opportunities for nature appreciation and recreation in all seasons.

Don will decide the best way to appreciate the area dependent on weather conditions. Parking at the barn may involve a fee if you do not already have a conservation pass. Call Don at 613-929-8099.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH – HIKE FRONTENAC PARK NORTH – TETTSMINE LOOP

Tettsmine is a very rugged, scenic trail of approximately 14km. Walking poles and/or sticks would be helpful for the steep sections.

Phone Bob C. at 613-384-4482 to take part.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD – LEMOINE POINT HIKE

Another local gem: highly accessible and deservedly popular, Lemoine Point includes woodland and meadow trails with sweeping vistas of the ever changing St. Lawrence. Join Susan for a hike of approx. 10 km

Call Susan at 613-542-6146 before 8 p.m.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH – HIKE AT EAST END OF FRONTENAC PARK

We start at the end of Clear Lake Road. Hike on a dirt road for 3 km to the park gate. Another kilometre gets us to Salmon Lake Loop. Here we have a choice: head toward campsite #5 and on to Slide Lake Loop and Mink Lake lookout (about 5 km); do Clear Lake loop (9 km); or head for Hemlock Lake loop (1 km to get to it and 5 km on the loop). The distances are roughly equivalent (18 km, 17 km or 15 km), and the terrain also.

Contact Ed at ejezak@bell.net, or 613-389-4459 to learn more.

DECEMBER

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7TH – CHRISTMAS POTLUCK SCHEDULE PARTY

Mary-Jean has kindly offered to host CCC Christmas potluck and schedule making party. The perfect opportunity to exchange season’s greetings and use the inspiration to dream exciting trips for the New Year. Mary-Jean will prepare a ham while we potluck the rest.

Contact Mary-Jean by email for directions and let her know your potluck choice: maryjean.mcintyre@gmail.com Participation limited to 30 – as always, members are asked to ride-share where possible.

If you have an idea for a trip but can’t make the party, contact Margaret: wildmargaret@yahoo.ca Bonus: you are more likely to secure your chosen date!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14TH – HIKE (OR SKI??) PARROTTS BAY

Parrott’s Bay has 289 acres of woods and wetlands with beautiful waterfront views. Six km of trails cross woodland, wetland and field areas to provide opportunities for wildlife viewing and nature appreciation.

Dukke invites you to join her in an enjoyable amble to distract from pressures of holiday preparation. Call 613-384-6054 for details.

JANUARY

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1ST – NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKE/SKI/SNOWSHOE

Following holiday revelry members will be seeking fresh air and exercise. Don invites you to join him for a ski/snow shoe/hike, the location being weather dependent, keeping in mind the condition of ground/snow cover etc. Murphys Point could be an option, or somewhere local may fit the bill.

Call Don at 613-929-8099.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5TH – POTENTIAL CROSS COUNTRY SKI – TRIANGLE CLUB

Last winter, Ernest Rae, a member of Triangle Ski Club, invited members to join him on weekly Sunday outings of classical cross country skiing. For the 2020 season, he has generously extended his invitation to twice-weekly outing on Sunday and Wednesday! Situated near Brockville, Triangle Ski Club boasts 35 km of picturesque trails with 17 km groomed for beginners, intermediate, and expert skiers. There are also snowshoe trails and an attractive chalet to warm-up in on brisk days. I’m told there is often snow in Brockville area when lacking in Kingston.

These cross country ski outings are being offered through January into February. The Day User fee is $10.00. http://www.triangleskiclub.org/Site/Home.html

In consideration of unpredictable snow coverage and significant distance to Brockville, participants are advised to check the latest Brockville weather forecast before contacting Ernest for trail conditions and feasibility of the ski: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/ontario/brockville Ernest may be contacted by email at zoloneca@yahoo.com , and/or call 613-329-5031.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8TH – POTENTIAL SKI AT TRIANGLE CLUB

(See details Jan. 5th)

SATURDAY JANUARY 11TH – SKI MURPHYS POINT

Murphys Point is sufficiently north to frequently boast excellent conditions when less than ideal locally. There are 20 km of ski trails, some for classic and skate skiing, plus a scenic back country route, together with warm-up huts. When snow is good, we often take advantage to make more than one trip, and if not we will take a hike, closer to home! There is a park fee per car.

Email Robert at retolley@hotmail.com or call 613-542-9626 for details.

SUNDAY JANUARY 12TH and WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15TH

POTENTIAL SKI AT TRIANGLE CLUB (See details Jan. 5th)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH – MASSASSAUGA HIKE/SKI/SNOWSHOE

Each year Janice and Eric generously invite members to enjoy their unspoiled property on Massassauga Road where they have developed beautiful trails with some not unimpressive feats of engineering. Janice will recommend a hike, ski or snowshoe depending on conditions.

Call Janice for latest indications at 613-542-9948 or email Janice.ley@gmail.com

SUNDAY JANUARY 19TH and WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22ND

POTENTIAL SKI AT TRIANGLE CLUB (See details Jan.5th)

SATURDAY JANUARY 25TH – HIKE OR SNOWSHOE WEST OF GOULD LAKE

Come and enjoy a winter outing on ice-cleats or snowshoes in rugged terrain west of Gould Lake. Depending on conditions, some off-trail bushwhacking might be included.

Call Dugald at 613-542-8628 to see what he has in mind.

SUNDAY JANUARY 26TH and WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29TH

POTENTIAL SKI AT TRIANGLE CLUB (See details Jan.5th)

FEBRUARY

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2ND

POTENTIAL SKI AT TRIANGLE CLUB (See details Jan.5th)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2ND & MONDAY FEBRUARY 3RD – PINECLIFF RESORT

Join us on this excursion as we head to Pinecliff resort in Combermere, near Bancroft, where we have reserved Cottage #1 https://www.pinecliff.com/index.php/cottages/cottage-1-the-lodge#!cottage_1_1

Options will be to ski at Silent lake on Sunday on the way there, and then ski Opeongo ski club on Monday ( https://opeongonordic.com/ ) and if you still have energy after enjoying the indoor swimming pool and hot tub at the resort we can ski again Tuesday on the way home.

Email Beth early as space is limited Chickonwater@gmail.com