Events

Trips and Boathouse Paddles in these COVID Times

We are resuming our trips in a limited way and in accordance with Provincial Government and Health Authority guidelines. We expect all members to be aware of,  and to follow these guidelines.

Be sure to check the website for last minute changes before taking part in an event. 
Ten persons are now permitted to gather whilst maintaining social distance.

Since there may still be competition for available places, members and trip leaders are requested not to book more than a week in advance.

Please review our Guidelines for trips here.

Please review our Boathouse Paddle Guidelines here.

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July 2020

SATURDAY, JULY 04 – PADDLE ON BEAVER LAKE

We start at the north end of the lake, in Tamworth, paddle to the south end in Erinsville; have lunch in a park there and return. The lake is 5 km long, so in good weather it should be an easy paddle. If we get ambitious, we can paddle up to, and some distance along Salmon River, to the bridge where we take out on running the rapids above. 

Contact Ed at 613-389-4459 to take part.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 08 – RIDEAU LAKES PADDLE

 Enjoy a paddle in a quiet section of Rideau Lakes with a swim and picnic lunch on a private island.  

There is a possibility Janice and Eric could lead two different groups – one at a more relaxed pace – different start times.  The launch area is quite roomy, and we could use more than one island if needed, so we should be able to physically distance.  Call Janice at 613-542-9958 to find out more.

SUNDAY, JULY 12 – NEW MEMBERS PADDLE (Changed)

Mary would like to invite new C.C.C. members to join her and Sam on a paddle from the boathouse. The plan for the day will depend on wind conditions and the ability level of the participants. Options include paddling to Cedar Island or down the Cataraqui River. The trip will be 4-5 hours, 10-12km, with a lunch stop included. This is a great opportunity to paddle one of the Club boats and to meet other new members

There are 8 spots available on this trip. Contact Mary by email at kayak _ski@ hotmail.com starting July 4th. Trip could be repeated in August depending on interest.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 – DEVIL LAKE PADDLE
(Repeated AUGUST 12)

Let’s explore the many coves and islands of Devil Lake.  This beautiful body of water is 145’ at its deepest with clear, clean waters.  We can search out the resident Bald Eagle and Osprey families, and be guaranteed a view of the many loon pairs.  Wind and weather depending, we will explore the many shorelines both north and south.  

Contact Marlene at mrothenbury@gmail.com (preferred) or cell (519-378-8336) or (613-389-5890).  For those unable to paddle week days and really want to see Devil Lake, contact me for an occasional Sunday paddle that does not conflict with a club event.  All paddlers will be asked relevant Covid-19 health related questions and we will exercise careful physical distancing unloading, loading, paddling and lunching…..but we can be social!!

SATURDAY, JULY 18 – PADDLE ON EAGLE LAKE

Eagle Lake offers pristine clear waters, a small sandy beach at the launch site, towering pines with granite ridges and occasional eagle sightings. It can sometimes be windy. The plan will be to do a shoreline tour.
Participants should be capable of basic skills, self-rescue, and be comfortable paddling in white caps. Distance will be 20-25km.Numbers will be limited to 6 participants on this trip due to limited parking, to ensure social distancing measures, and to better facilitate put in/take out and lunch arrangements. Call Don at 613-929-8099

SATURDAY, JULY 25 – MORTON CREEK TO BEVERLEY LAKE PADDLE

This paddle goes through the quiet wilderness of Morton Creek, past petroglyphs and islands to Delta beach, where we can picnic and swim. Usually snacks & ice cream are available at the resort concession.
Return trip is 20km. The open waters of Beverley Lake occasionally prove a more challenging paddle. Email Robert at retolley@hotmail.com to reserve your place.

TUESDAY, JULY 28 – PADDLE LANDON BAY  

A short gentle paddle, under 6km, suitable for beginners or for those who missed the earlier June paddle there. Launch from Thousand Islands Parkway and enjoy scenic, sheltered waters with impressive rock cliffs and a waterfall at the end of the bay. Lunch back at the launch site. 
Option for individuals to go further into Lake Ontario if winds are light and paddlers have moderate experience. Interested paddlers can contact Karen on her cell 613-240-5391 or email: karenjane128@gmail.com

June 2020

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – COMMODORE’S PADDLE TO DOG LAKE

Paddle Dog Lake with Jim as he explores a newer CCC destination in scenic, sheltered waters.

Approximately 10km, about four hours paddling. No shuttle or portages, suitable for all levels. Call Jim at 613-382-8682 to take part.(Be sure to check Commodore’s message and protocols for CCC paddles in Covid-19 Conditions.)

TUESDAY, JUNE 9 – PADDLE SYDENHAM LAKE

Sydenham Lake paddle: Suitable for all levels, about 12-13 km round trip. Paddle along the north shore of Sydenham Lake into Eel bay and then into Little Long Lake where we’ll have lunch. Will it be warm enough to swim?

Interested paddlers can call Karen at: 613-547-2691.

SATURDAY JUNE 13 – FIFTH  DEPOT LAKE  (NEW)

This lake has a strong resemblance to the world famous Thirty Thousand Islands of Georgian Bay.  There is a good public boat launching ramp and numerous smooth granite beaches along the north shore to take a break or a swim from.  

We can accommodate up to ten participants, but more than that would overwhelm the parking spaces available.  About 10 km paddling, no portages or shuttles, suitable for beginners.    Located 15km west of Parham at 1527 Fifth Lake Road.  Call Steve at 613-542-1054.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 – DEVIL LAKE PADDLE
(REPEATED JULY 15 & AUGUST 12)

Let’s explore the many coves and islands of Devil Lake.  This beautiful body of water is 145’ at its deepest with clear, clean waters.  We can search out the resident Bald Eagle and Osprey families, and be guaranteed a view of the many loon pairs.  Wind and weather depending, we will explore the many shorelines both north and south.  

Contact Marlene at mrothenbury@gmail.com (preferred) or cell (519-378-8336) or (613-389-5890).  For those unable to paddle week days and really want to see Devil Lake, contact me for an occasional Sunday paddle that does not conflict with a club event.  All paddlers will be asked relevant Covid-19 health related questions and we will exercise careful physical distancing unloading, loading, paddling and lunching…..but we can be social!!

SATURDAY JUNE 20 – PADDLE ON THE GANANOQUE RIVER (NEW)

We shall put in in Gananoque, in Confederation Park, on the west side of the river. The distance to the dam at Marble Rock is about 10 kilometres. We might go all the way to the dam, but we can turn around sooner if we choose. 

There is almost no current at this time, so the paddling should be relaxing.  Contact Ed at 613-389-4459.

SUNDAY JUNE 21 – RIDEAU PADDLE FROM SEELEY’S BAY

Robert offers a round-trip paddle on a lovely section of Rideau River from Seeley’s Bay.  Put-in and take-out at Centennial Park, paddling north to Jones Falls, passing by Rock Dunder. There will be a lift over into Dean’s Pond. Picnic by the locks.  Due to likelihood of significant waves on Whitefish Lake, sea-kayaks are recommended, but a shorter trip from Morton may be arranged for canoes.

18km full day paddle, Intermediate level. Occasional high wind and waves. Call Robert at 613-542-9626. If no answer, leave your full name and number clearly.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – ST. LAWRENCE RIVER PADDLE

Join Mary (15km) and Sam (22km) for a paddle on the St. Lawrence. Mary will put in at Landon’s Bay and Sam at Greys Beach . The two groups will meet up and paddle Landon’s Bay creek and view the waterfall. We will then proceed to a lunch spot on a National Park Island, situated between Potato Island and Downie Island .

This is a full day trip. There is potential for high winds, big waves and strong current on the river- experienced paddlers only. If interested in the 15km paddle contact Mary at 613-536-5486 or kayak_ski @hotmail.com. For the 22km paddle email Sam: samcheng3@gmail.com (preferred) or call 613- 770-4873 .

Note: Each participant is required to pay a beaching fee of approximately $6 per vessel for the use of the Thousand Island National Park. For details visit pc.gc.ca