CATARAQUI CANOE CLUB EVENTS – 2024

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  • Trip leaders may restrict participant numbers for safety, manageability, parking limitations and/or to avoid overcrowding in public areas.
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April 2024

We are so fortunate to have such beautiful waterfront walkways to explore.  The walk will be about 10k.  We will start at Lake Ontario Park where there is ample parking and a great view of the lake.  We will pass by Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, the Tett Centre, Gord Downie Pier, The Gaskin Lion and perhaps finish at the new addition to our city, The Keewatin. 

Please call Karen at 613-331-1050 to join.

The Tetsmine Loop starts at Kingsford Dam in the northern part of Frontenac Provincial Park. It is considered to be a not too difficult but rugged loop which has a couple of steep climbs or descents. The distance is about 11 km.

To register contact Bob at 613-384-4482 or email robert.clooney064@sympatico.ca 

Hike At Depot Creek Nature Reserve 

Join us for an excursion to explore the trails at Depot Creek Nature Reserve, a beautiful KFL&A Land Conservancy property in Bellrock on First Lake Road. Terrain is easy-moderate, with a variety of habitats — wetlands, woodlands, creeks and beaver dams. This hike is designed for 2 groups:  1. families with young kids as the distance is short, just under two hours, and you can’t get lost. Or 2. a slow walk to observe our surroundings, use our cameras, if interested, with assistance from Mieke, an experienced photographer. Or for a longer hike do the trails 2 or 3 times.

Email Mieke at mvangeest@cogeco.ca 

Eric and Janice will be leading another of the classic spring creek paddles. Depending on water levels in the creek, we will either paddle up the Mississagua Creek to the headwaters at Buck Lake or we will paddle downstream out into the marshlands and backwaters of Mosquito and Benson Lakes. A full day paddle – bring a lunch and water. Some optional hiking to points of interest.

Contact Janice for more details at 613-542-9958 or Janice.ley@gmail.com

This is a leisurely paddle from Verona Lake to Petworth on the Napanee River. The distance is about 17 km. We will go with the flow down Hardwood Creek to Napanee Lake and then the Napanee River. A shuttle is involved on this paddle.

If interested contact Bob at 613-384-4482 or email robert.clooney064@sympatico.ca


Past Events 2024

January 2024

If we have snow, we shall ski on the trail east from Perth Road for about 10 km. Lunch will be on the way and then we return. If not enough snow, we shall hike for a shorter distance.

Contact Ed at ejezak5@gmail.com or 613-389-4459, or 613-893-4459 (cell)

Sunday January 21, 2024 – Murphy Point Provincial Park Hike or Ski

Murphy’s Point is sufficiently north to frequently boast excellent conditions when they are less than ideal locally. There is a variety of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing, plus a scenic back country route, together with warm-up huts. We will do about 12 km of classic skiing and 7 km of backcountry (optional). There is a park fee per car unless you have an annual pass.

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

Saturday January 27, 2024 – Blue Mountain Hike/ski/snowshoe

This trip is aimed to be a combination of trail and off-trail skiing/snowshoeing at Blue Mountain on the south side of Charleston Lake. The hiking trails leading to and from Blue Mountain are great for skiing and snowshoeing, with enough snow permitting, and there are opportunities to stray from the trail to take in other points of interest. The ascent to the top of Blue Mountain is challenging and the view from the top wonderful. This may be a hike depending on the amount of snow.

If you are interested call Jim at 613-382-8682   

February 2024

Saturday February 3, 2024 – Hike, Snowshoe Jones Creek Trails and/or Landon Bay Trails

Join Robert and Sam for hike/snowshoe on the Jones Creek Trails (5 km) and Landon Bay Trails (6 km).The plan is to hike/snowshoe the Jones Creek Trails in the morning; and Landons Bay Trails in the afternoon. These scenic trails are accessed from the 1000 Islands Parkway and have free parking. Generally moderate terrain with some rugged spots. Be sure to bring ice grips, snowshoes and/or hiking poles according to conditions. Also bring lunch which may be left in your car. You can join both or just one of the events. 

If interested, email Robert at retolley@hotmail.com or Sam at samcheng3@gmail.com

Saturday February 10, 2024 – Frontenac Park Swamp Hop

This trip has been a club favourite for decades. It starts at the trail centre of Frontenac Park and weaves across a myriad of frozen swamps to the south and east. The terrain is very scenic. Distance and difficulty can be adjusted for the participants, but generally significant hills can be avoided. The trip is suitable for skis or snowshoes. Depending on levels of interest, multiple trip groups can be organized, including separate trips for skiing and snowshoeing. If conditions aren’t suitable for skiing/snowshoeing, a hike will be substituted.  Park fees apply and you must register with the park in advance to be assured of a parking spot.

Phone Jim at 613-382-8682

Sunday February 11, 2024 – Ski, Snowshoe Hay Bay area

Please join me for a ski/ snowshoe on private property located on Hay Bay. A track will be prepared ahead of time for the day. Be sure to bring a lunch, and your gym tights or shorts for the optional wood fired sauna and hot cider afterwards. This trip is limited to 8 club members only. If conditions do not allow for ski/snowshoe (ie frozen ground) we will alternately hike at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Hope to see you there! 

If interested contact Linda by email disli1@hotmail.com and include a telephone number in your email.

Saturday February 17, 2024 – Ski, Snowshoe or Hike KP Trail from Murton Road

Let’s hike, ski or snowshoe (depending on conditions) on the KP Trail from Murton Road.

Contact me at suziefeltham@hotmail.com or 613-542-6146

This short approximately one and a half hour hike can accommodate novice and experienced hikers who want gentle exercise and fresh air (and some good company). The option to extend the hike on returning to the parking area is possible for those wishing to do so. Caution: The expected forecast and  temperature swings may create icy conditions. Bring boot cleats/grippers.

 For more info and registration call Dave @ 613-376-6883

March 2024

Saturday March 2, 2024- Outing on Cataraqui Trail

A few hours of skiing/snowshoeing/hiking on the Cataraqui Trail (distance depending on weather and inclination) led by Karen, starting from Ingrid’s home at the northeast end of Sydenham Lake. Bring your lunch to enjoy early afternoon on the trail or later outside on Ingrid’s deck, where a hot beverage will be served. (Please be advised that indoor facilities are not available.)

Contact Karen for details by email (preferred)  karenjane128@gmail.com or call 613-240-5391 (before 9 p.m.)

This is a series of trails introduced to the club 2 years ago passing by the Bath Water Tower and the perimeter of Millhaven prison. There are a number of pretty trails that are relatively flat meandering through trees and meadows. Depending on conditions we will either hike or snowshoe. Distance is approximately 7 km. 

Email paul@cataraquicanoe.ca or call 613-877-3907 before 9 p.m.

We will be hiking in the lovely Sheffield Conservation Area, north of Tamworth.  The distance will be 5.5 km, with a bonus 3.5 loop at the end for those who want a longer hike.  Pace approximately 3-4 km/hour.  Expect hills, rocks and roots, but the reward is breath-taking Canadian Shield scenery.  Participants will be emailed more information, including the car-pooling meeting place, 2-3 days in advance. 

Email leader Louise at langlaislouise@gmail.com if interested.

Date changed to: Thursday, March 28 – Hike Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island. 

A hike to a huge sandy beach with sand dunes and often interesting ice formations along the shore. With luck, we may see wildlife on the way.  We will hike, ski or snow shoe depending on the amount of snowfall. The trip is 4 – 6 km, your choice. The ferry ride is free, but some days it can be full, so we encourage carpooling from Kingston.

If interested, contact  Sam at samcheng3@gmail.com