Events

CATARAQUI CANOE CLUB EVENTS

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For insurance purposes, participants in every CCC event must now sign a COVID-19 Declaration of Compliance.  Find the declaration form on this website under ‘Resources – Insurance’.  With due precautions, signing the declaration form is considered to be safe. Trip organisers are asked to bring hand sanitizer for hands and/or the pen used for signing.

Be sure to check the website for last minute changes before taking part in an event. 

We are also asked to remember that facilities in parks and conservation areas remain in high demand at this very difficult time, and take steps to avoid any overcrowding as a result of our group outing.

Purpose:

To work within provincial public health regulations, guidelines and permitted group size to safely conduct the planning and operation of Cataraqui Canoe Club group paddling trips.

Preamble:

Paddlers within a group on the water must necessarily remain over 2m apart to operate their craft.   As long as no equipment is shared, surfaces touched by participants do not require disinfection.  (Paddlers therefore should not exchange equipment, e.g. paddles.)

Procedures to maintain COVID-19 precautions when off the water are as follows:

  1. Trip planning and scheduling is conducted solely by remote means of phone, email or virtual meeting
  2. During trip operation physical separation by 2m of individuals not from the same household must be practiced at all times:
  3. Wear a mask at any time it is not possible to maintain a 2m separation distance

Trip Leaders and Participants are required to:

  • ‘Work  from home’ to prearrange all trip details including the travel plan (?convoy) and pre-trip briefings by phone, email or virtual meeting
  • Arrange registration within the permitted size of a group gathering
  • Establish that participants are in good health with no fever or respiratory symptoms 
  • No Shuttles are permitted, or car sharing  with other than family members
  • Try to avoid planning a trip with portages
  • Meet members of the paddling group whilst maintaining strict physical distance at a spacious neutral location (often a car park), or at the launch site
  • To meet insurance requirements CCC has returned to a SIGNED PAPER WAIVER for all events. (Find under CCC website ‘Resources’)
  • It is considered that with due precautions, waiver signing may be carried out safely. Trip organisers are asked to bring a hand sanitizer for hands and/or the pen used.
  • Maintain strict physical distancing during the launch/landing or beaching processes, taking turns where necessary.
  • Should paddlers assist another person, e.g. loading/unloading vehicles, they must wash or disinfect their hands with sanitizer before and afterwards
  • On the water: avoid rafting up

NOTES

Due to the limitations of organizing a trip with a designated maximum number of participants, leaders may choose to repeat the trip at another time. They could also attempt to recruit a ‘second in command’ to lead a time delayed version of the same trip.

Where there is a question of physical safety, assisting the member in difficulty would take precedence over COVID-19 precautions.

MW 26/03/21


September 2021

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01 – FRONTENAC CHALLENGE – SLIDE LAKE HIKE 

Each year Frontenac Provincial Park challenges hikers to complete 160km of trails in the park during September and October. Slide Lake Loop at 21km is the longest, most rugged section, requiring an extra walk-in to the trail head. To circumvent the walk we paddle in 3km on Big Salmon Lake. 

6km paddling, 21km + hiking. Be prepared for a long day 10+ hours. Park fees apply. If there is poor weather, a rain date will be arranged.

Call Robert 613-542-9626 or email: retolley@hotmail.com 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER O4 – SHARBOT LAKE PADDLE

Join Mary for a leisurely paddle (12-15 kms) of picturesque Sharbot Lake. We will explore the west section, with a lunch break at the Provincial Park (park fees may apply). Early afternoon we will stop at the village beach for a swim and relaxation. Ambitious paddlers may opt to paddle a few extra kilometres in the east section, but this will not be a part of the official trip. An optional gathering for refreshments at a local outdoor eatery will round out our day.

Contact Mary at kayak_ski@hotmail.com by September 2nd to reserve a place on this trip.

CANCELLED – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08 – CHARLESTON LAKE PADDLE

Charleston Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area featuring numerous islands and bays. We will be exploring areas of the shoreline, graced with granite rock cliffs and towering pines

Charleston Lake can be windy so participants need to be prepared to encounter rougher waters. Distance will be approximately 25km. Provincial Park fees may apply. Email Don at dw4news@gmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 – MYSTERY TRIPREVEALED

Join Dave for a water route less travelled. We will launch at the boat ramp on Division St just north of Inverary and paddle westward on Loughborough Lake and return (approximately 17 km). It should be a relaxing paddle if the weather co-operates. Bring skirts regardless. Rain date Mon. Sept 13th. 

For details call Dave  613-376-6883 or email djlinton72@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – PADDLE BOB & CROWS LAKES

Paddle from Bobs Lake to Crows Lake and return:

We will launch at Bobs Lake and paddle to Crow Lake. 
Lunch on an island in Crow Lake.

There will be two options:

Option 1 – Return to Bobs Lake’s launch area after lunch with Ed Jezak. Distance is approximately 15 km.

Option 2 – Continue to circumnavigate Crow Lake after lunch and return to Bobs Lake’s launch area with Sam Cheng. Distance is approximately 25 km.

Note: The number of participants will be restricted to 8 maximum due to limited parking space at the launch area. No car shuttle. Strong wind and big waves maybe encountered on both of the lakes. This trip is suitable for intermediate and experienced paddlers.

If interested please contact Sam at samcheng3@gmail.com or Ed at ejezak5@gmail.com

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21SCHOONER LAKE (Wednesday is a backup date)

SCHOONER LAKE is one of the most beautiful lakes in eastern Ontario, about a 2 hour drive north of Kingston, and a half hour drive north of Plevna.   It is noted for the spectacular cliff along the north shore, similar to Bon Echo.  We will need an early start for this trip, but it is worth the effort.   We may hike to the top of some cliffs, or paddle out to Centennial  Lake.   Limited camping spaces are available for two nights.  This will be the second club trip there this year.   Parking fees apply. 

Call Steve at 613 542-1054 or manderssteve@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – PADDLE FROM DOG LAKE

Join Jim on a new version of a trip on Dog Lake that goes north into Cranesnest Lake to a small island for lunch.  It’s about a 14 km return.  

Being on smaller inland lakes means the route is relatively sheltered, making this trip within the abilities of many.

Call Jim: 613-382-8682 to take part

October 2021

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 02 – PARROTTS BAY FAMILY HIKE

Join us for a morning of hiking and exploring the beautiful trails at Parrott’s Bay. This hike is geared towards families with kids as the distance will be shorter and pace slower. We will complete the Hike CRCA challenge route and more depending on how the little ones are doing. 

To sign up please contact Stacey at stacey@cataraquicanoe.ca or 613-217-2139

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 05 – MACJOHNSON CONSERVATION AREA HIKE, (THU. 07 RAIN DATE)

A relaxing hike at Mac Johnson Conservation Wildlife Area in Brockville.

We will hike along the beautiful trail along the waterfront of the Buells Creek Reservoir. Distance is approximately 10 km.

If interested, email Sam at samcheng3@gmail.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 09 – FRONTENAC CHALLENGE PADDLE

We will paddle 6 lakes requiring 6 portages, one being almost a km. long, and all within the park boundaries.  This is best done in a light weight canoe and two paddlers.   The reward here is proportional to the effort put into it.   We will loop around Big Salmon Lake, Little Salmon Lake, Little Clear Lake, Black Lake, Big Clear Lake, Labelle Lake, and back to Big Salmon Lake.  Who knows when you will get a chance to do this challenge again? (It is marked on our map at the boat house.) 

Light weight club canoes will be made available for this trip at $20 including equipment, starting the night before. (They are much easier to portage than a kayak on one shoulder.)  Bring a partner with you for this special trip. Provincial Park fees apply.

Details from Steve at 613-542-1054.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 09 – PADDLE FOURTH DEPOT LAKE

Explore Fourth Depot Lake and part of Third Depot Lake. A relaxed pace on a small quiet lake, no portages. We will follow the shore of Fourth Lake and carry on into Third as far as participants wish to go. Distance 8-12km, with at least one swim and lunch stop planned.

Call Stephen Abbott at 438-822-8835 or email abbott.stephen@gmail.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 – CATARAQUI CANOE CLUB AGM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 – PADDLE BOATHOUSE TO KINGSTON MILLS

Relatively easy paddle, although it could be a bit of work returning if wind picks up. The distance from the boathouse to the locks is about 7 km. We will have lunch , and a rest, at the Kingston Mills locks. On the way we can inspect progress on the new bridge.

Contact ED at ejezak5@gmail.com or 613-389-4459.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 – GANANOQUE RIVER PADDLE

Join Jim for a paddle on the Gananoque River.

Gananoque to Marble Rock Dam and return. 22 km.

Contact Jim at (613) 305-2849.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 – HIKE & PADDLE BLUE MOUNTAIN

This will be a hike at Blue Mountain, part of Charleston Lake Provincial Park, with a combination of trail and off-trail hiking. The route may vary somewhat from last year’s hike depending on interest and energy of the participants.  There is so much to see.  However, reaching the peak of Blue Mountain for the panoramic view is a key part of the hike.  Distance is likely to be about 10 km. 

 Call Jim MacLachlan at (613) 382-8682 to register.

November 2021

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 06 – FAMILY HIKE LANDON BAY

Join us for a morning of exploring the beautiful hiking trails at Landon Bay located in the Thousand Islands National Park. This hike is geared towards families with kids as the distance will be shorter and pace slower. It includes moderately rugged terrain with beautiful scenery, a picturesque lookout, old growth forests, granite outcroppings and waterfront views. 

After the hike, families are welcome to participate in a socially distanced picnic lunch.

To sign up please contact Stacey at stacey@cataraquicanoe.ca or 613-217-2139

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13 – HIKE EAST END FRONTENAC PARK

We start at the end of Clear Lake Road. Hike on a dirt road for 3 km to the park gate. Another kilometer 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 ejezak5@gmail.com or 613-389-4459.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 – HIKE PARROTTS BAY

Join us for a leisurely walk in the Parrott’s Bay Conservation area which has 289 acres of woods and wetlands with beautiful waterfront views. There are over 5 km of gentle trails that cross woodland, wetland and field areas to provide opportunities for wildlife viewing and nature appreciation.

Please be aware that, at this time of year, some of the trails may be muddy. Come prepared with good walking shoes or hiking boots.

Call Paul or Janice at (613) 877-3907 or e-mail paul@cataraquicanoe.ca

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 – GOULD LAKE HIKE

Enjoy a scenic rugged hike on the Eastside trails of Gould Lake before snow and ice make them treacherous. Approx. 12km.

Contact Robert Tolley  retolley@hotmail.com or (613) 542-9626

December 2021

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 04 – CHRISTMAS POTLUCK SCHEDULE PARTY

Hosted by Mary-Jean Mcintyre. Watch for details!

January 2022

SATURDAY, JANUARY 08 – MISSISSAUGA BACKWOODS

Winter outing in the Missisaugua backwoods.  Most likely this will be a hike, but snowshoes remain a possibility.  Be sure to bring at least one hiking pole and cleats or icers on your boots.  Rugged country, but lovely scenes in the winter.

Phone or email Janice: 613 542-9958 or janice.ley@gmail.com for latest indications.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15 – MURPHYS POINT SKI

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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 – HIKE OR SKI ON BATHWATER TOWER TRAIL

Paul and Janice are introducing a new hike or ski on trails by the Bath Water Tower and passing by the perimeter of Millhaven prison. The trail is relatively flat through trees and meadows. About 7 km.

Call Paul or Janice at (613) 877-3907 or e-mail paul@cataraquicanoe.ca

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 – MURPHYS POINT

Murphys point ski, snowshoe or hike, pending weather conditions. Explore the trails of Murphy’s Point provincial park including a back country loop.

 Parking entrance fees apply. Call Don at 613 929 8099.


Past Events

August 2021

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 04 – LYNDHURST TO DELTA BEACH

This paddle starts by the historic stone arch bridge and goes through picturesque Lyndhurst Creek and islands of Beverley Lake to Delta, where we can see the  historic Delta Mill then picnic and swim on Delta beach. Snacks & ice cream are usually available at the resort concession and also back in Lyndhurst. 

Return trip is 19km. Depending on wind, the open waters of Beverley Lake can prove a more challenging paddle.

Email Robert at retolley@hotmail.com to reserve your place

SATURDAY, AUGUST 07 – FRONTENAC CHALLENGE PADDLE
(Not to be confused with FPP Hike on Sept. 01!)

This is a challenging trip that we have not done since 2009.  We will paddle 6 lakes requiring 6 portages, one being almost a km. long, and all within the park boundaries.  This is best done in a light weight canoe and two paddlers.   The reward here is proportional to the effort put into it.   We will loop around Big Salmon Lake, Little Salmon Lake, Little Clear Lake, Black Lake, Big Clear Lake, Labelle Lake, and back to Big Salmon Lake.  Who knows when you will get a chance to do this challenge again? (It is marked on our map at the boat house.) 

Light weight club canoes will be made available for this trip at $20 including equipment, starting the night before. (They are much easier to portage than a kayak on one shoulder.)  Bring a partner with you for this special trip. Provincial Park fees apply. Details from Steve at 613-542-1054.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 – PADDLE DESERT LAKE

Paddle Desert Lake from the launch at the south end of the lake on Desert Lake Road. Option to paddle 4km or 9 km before a leisurely lunch stop and swim on an island in the western bay. Total distance for the day will be between 8 and 13km, depending on the needs of the group. This paddle is geared for beginner to intermediate paddlers allowing newer paddlers the option of a shorter distance. Bring a lunch and plenty of drinking water.

If interested, contact Karen by email (preferred) karenjane128@gmail.com or by phone 613-240-5391

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 – PADDLE FROM ROCKPORT

You are invited to paddle the St. Lawrence River from Rockport to Ivy Lea via Smugglers Cove.  After lunch on Ash Island we return by Fiddlers Elbow and Lost Channel. We will be paddling in the heart of the 1000 Islands among spectacular scenery and magnificent mansions. 

Total distance 16 km. Full day, intermediate level. An easy distance for kayakers but canoeists need extra caution. Wave action and seaway traffic may be challenging. Call Jim at 613-305-2849.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 – BIRCH LAKE PADDLE (Rain Date 16)

Steve has booked a campsite on Birch Lake from noon on, and invites members to join him for a day trip. The site has a small sandy beach, ideal to pull boats up for a picnic and swim.

Numbers may be limited. Provincial Park fees apply. Call Steve for more information: 613-542-1054.

MONDAY, AUGUST 16 – GOULD LAKE FAMILY PADDLE

Please join us for a family paddle at Gould Lake – this paddle will be short (1-2 hours) to accommodate our little paddlers. A beach swim and socially distanced bring-your-own picnic lunch will follow. 

Please contact Stacey at stacey@cataraquicanoe.ca or 613-217-2139 to take part.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 – DEVIL LAKE PADDLE

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.  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, AUGUST 21 – FALL SCHEDULE-MAKING POTLUCK PARTY

At last – conditions are right for us to get together, enjoy each other’s company and plan a fall schedule, courtesy of Mieke’s lovely garden!

We will be planning trips from October to the end of January 2022. Of course, not everybody is expected to lead a trip, and may feel they lack skill, but everyone has a favourite walk to share, and the club is always appreciative of party hosts – next opportunity being Christmas.

(If you have a trip to offer but can’t make the party, please email Margaret: wildmargaret@yahoo.ca)

Bring your best ideas and potluck contribution, a plate and implements. BYOB with Mieke providing non-alcoholic drinks. There will be a limit of 25 persons if we need to venture inside for schedule planning, with preference given to members willing to consider leading a trip.

Contact Mieke by phone 613-770-9546 or email mvangeest@cogeco.ca

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 – MOTHERS DAY PADDLE – 14 ISLAND LAKE

Fourteen Island  Lake is generally inaccessible to the general public but a generous friend has offered the use of his access point for us to explore this lovely lake.

It will be a leisurely paddle set to the comfort level of the most laid-back paddlers in the group. We will explore the shoreline, looking for turtles and waterfowl for about an hour, then stop for a lunch/snack break on an island. Swimming is good there so bring your suit and towel. The island is the site of a recently demolished cabin and there may be a few nails remaining so appropriate footwear is recommended if you want to wander around the 3 acres on the island. Following the break we’ll paddle approximately another hour or so, and head back to our launching point.

Parking space is modest so there will be a limit to the number of people who can come.

Contact Debbie Twiddy by phone at 613 374 1704. Voice messages only–no text.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 – CIRCUMNAVIGATE BOSTWICK IS.

Circumnavigate Bostwick Island:  We will start from Gray’s Beach and go west toward Gananoque. In addition to a circumnavigation of Bostwick, we’ll tour other islands and a short section of the Gananoque River. 

This is a full day trip with distance of approximately 25 km. The exact distance will depends on the weather, especially the wind, conditions. No shuttle. Potential strong winds, big waves, and strong current – experienced paddlers only.

Email Sam: samcheng3@gmail.com.

Note:
1.) There is a beaching fee of $5.80 per kayak/canoe on Aubrey Island at lunch time. 
2.) For safety purposes, the number of participants is 9 maximum.

MONDAY, AUGUST 30 – RIDEAU LAKES PADDLE & POTLUCK

A delightful summer paddle, launching from a family cottage to explore nearby Rideau Lakes islands and including an outdoor potluck hosted from Janice and Eric’s farmhouse. BBQ chicken with vegetarian option will be served and we potluck the rest. Total distance 17km, a shorter option is possible.

Contact Janice by email (preferred) Janice.ley@gmail.com or call 613-449-2590

July 2021

SATURDAY, JULY 03 – PADDLE LYNDHURST TO REDHORSE LAKE & RETURN  

This is part of the James Auld Water way connecting Charleston Lake to the park office at Frontenac Provincial Park.   It is about a 20 km trip at a moderate pace.  It is exceedingly scenic along the Gananoque River here.  We will go as far as the portage to Charleston Lake, but there will not be any portaging, or car shuttling.  

Approximately 20km and ideal for any intermediate paddler. You have the option of returning early if that suits you.    

Call Steve at 613 542-1054 to join in.

TUESDAY, JULY 06 – 1000 ISLANDS CIRCLE TRIP

We will explore the Admiralty and Lake Fleet Island groupings. This paddle is for intermediate/advanced sea kayak paddlers who are comfortable paddling in open water which may be subject to sudden and significant change in wind and wave developments. Participants should have knowledge of and be experienced in rescues, bracing and other intermediate skills. 

Please keep in mind a properly fitting ULC pfd and kayak skirt along with other equipment as per boating regulations is required. There is also a fee for beaching on the islands at lunch time. Weather conditions will be accessed the day prior to determine whether this trip can proceed. Approx. distance 25km. Contact Don at 613-929-8099.

SATURDAY, JULY 10 – MORTON CREEK & 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 can occasionally prove a more challenging paddle. Email Robert at retolley@hotmail.com to reserve your place.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 – DEVIL LAKE PADDLE

(Repeated AUGUST 18)

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.  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 launching…….but we can be social!

SATURDAY, JULY 17 – LAKES & TRAILS FESTIVAL SYDENHAM (N.B. Not a CCC sanctioned event)

There will be two paddling events on this day; one short, and one much longer. All CCC members are advised to register with Dave Linton – no one will be turned away! Early registration is encouraged.

DETAILS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

*NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO REGISTER THIS YEAR*

See Lakes & Trails  Activities below:
Here’s a link to their website

The Lakes and trails festival has become an annual event celebrating our lakes, trails and waterways and the natural beauty that abounds in the township of South Frontenac. Come join us in celebration.

For further information and registration call or email Dave Linton: djlinton72@hotmail.com        613-376-6883 

The 2021 Lakes and Trails festival activities are:

–          An 8-kilometre family cycle on a flat off-road trail beside Sydenham Lake.  Suitable for all ages and abilities.
–          A 21-kilometre Bike-Around-the- Lake.  The route is a mixture of trails and quiet country roads going around Sydenham Lake.
–          A short paddle on Sydenham Lake, about one hour, and a longer paddle up to the end of Long Lake, about 4 hours.
–          A bike tune-up/ repair station run by GearUp Kingston.
Self- guided activities include:
– A cycle route up to Desert Lake, 35 kilometers on hilly country roads suitable for advanced riders.
 – A walk around historic Sydenham to identify Points of interest.

Participants in the Festival will receive a festival ball cap on completion of their activity and be invited to buy lunch and shop at the many stores and restaurants in South Frontenac. 

The Lakes and Trails Festival is based out of the Point Park in Sydenham.  It started in 2017. The Festival is a community celebration of South Frontenac’s natural environment, active lifestyle and history.  All activities are free.

MONDAY, JULY 19 – 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 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 24 – ST. LAWRENCE RIVER PADDLE;

CIRCUMNAVIGATE STAVE ISLAND

Circumnavigate Stave Island — We will start from Gray’s Beach and go east. In addition to the circumnavigation of Stave Island, we’ll tour other islands. Lunch at a National Island Park.  No shuttle.

This is a full day trip with total distance of approximately 20 km. Potential strong wind, big waves, and strong current – experienced paddlers only. Email (preferred) Sam: samcheng3@gmail.com or call 613-770-4873. 

Note: Each participant is required to pay a beaching fee per vessel for the use of the 1000 Islands National Park. For details, please visit pc.gc.ca

SATURDAY, JULY 31 – MELLON-LAKE PADDLE  

A 1km paddle up Mellon Creek brings us to a deep secluded lake, 4km long with only 15 cottages. Most of the shoreline is crown land. Scenic granite ridges beside the lake are home to the five-lined skink, Ontario’s only lizard. Weather permitting, we shall paddle the full length of the shoreline. Leisurely paddlers can keep pace with the fleet by shortcutting across narrow bays and/or taking a siesta after lunch. 

Distance: 10-15km.  Full day paddle, all levels. No shuttle; 

no portages; no zebra-mussels.  

Call Paul and Janice at 613-877-3907 before 9p.m. or email paul@cataraquicanoe.ca to take part.

June 2021

SATURDAY JUNE 12 – LOUGHBOROUGH LAKE PADDLE

Join Mary on her first paddle of the season. This will be a short easy paddle exploring ( 10-12 km) the many granite islands northeast of Battersea.

This is an opportunity for 9 other “rusty” paddlers to enjoy a relaxed day on the water. Contact Mary at kayak_ski@hotmail.com or 613-536-5486.Note: On this date Covid restrictions limit outdoor gatherings to a total of 10

MONDAY JUNE 14 – 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. Enjoy a picnic by the locks.  

Due to the likelihood of significant waves on Whitefish Lake, sea-kayaks are recommended, but experienced canoeists may take part.

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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 – SYDENHAM LAKE & BULLS EYE LAKE PADDLE

Join Sam on a paddle through Sydenham and Bulls Eye Lakes!  Distance is approximately 16 km for a full day trip.

Occasional high wind and waves can be experienced, making this trip suitable for Intermediate level paddlers. If interested, please email Sam at samcheng3@gmail.com (preferred) or call 613 770 4873.

MONDAY, JUNE 21 – SCHOONER LAKE DAY TRIP

Schooner Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in eastern Ontario with a spectacular cliff rivalling Bon Echo.  It is north of Plevna on highway # 509.  It is a long drive, on the longest day of the year.  We have reserved a camp site for a picnic and swim and a bit of R&R.  There are some very interesting hikes from there, or a canoe trip down to Centennial Lake.   

You will need a parking permit from North Frontenac Park Lands.    Mostly sheltered waters, suitable for all skill levels. 

Call Steve at 613 542-1054 for details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 – GANANOQUE RIVER PADDLE

We shall put in in Gananoque, Confederation Park, on the west side of the river. The distance to the dam at Marble Rock is about 10 km. 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 and is suitable for all levels.  Contact Ed at 613-389-4459.

SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – PADDLE GRASS CREEK PARK TO MILTON ISLAND

Join Jim for a paddle on the St. Lawrence River in a “new variant” of last year’s trip to scenic Milton Island, this time starting and finishing at Grass Creek Park for approximately 18km.

Conditions on the River may be changeable with the development of strong wind and waves. Suitable for experienced paddlers only.

Call Jim at 613-382-8682 to take part.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 – RIDEAU PADDLE FROM SEELEY’S BAY (RESCHEDULED)

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. Enjoy a picnic by the locks.  

Due to likelihood of significant waves on Whitefish Lake, sea-kayaks are recommended, but experienced canoeists may take part.

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.

May 2021

All events cancelled due to lockdown.

April 2021

SATURDAY, APRIL 03 – CCC HISTORICAL HIKE (RAIN DATE MONDAY, APRIL 05) ** POSTPONED **

SATURDAY, APRIL 03 – HIKING LOOP AT GOULD LAKE

Join Margaret and Robert on a loop of approximately 10km in Gould Lake Conservation Area. Scenic, rugged terrain to include the Wagon and Mica Trails. Snow and ice should have washed away, but it could be muddy underfoot.

For details and/or to take part email: wildmargaret@yahoo.ca or call 613-542-9626

SATURDAY, APRIL 10 – CATARAQUI TRAIL HIKE – CANCELLED DUE TO EMERGENCY STAY AT HOME ORDER

Cataraqui Trail to Stone House Cave and beyond.   This hike got rave reviews last year.  It is probably the most rugged part of southern Ontario. The Cataraqui Trail is built on the old Canadian Northern Railway bed.  The cave is right beside the trail and has some interesting history.  You can go as far as you wish and then return depending on circumstances.   Wildlife is abundant in the area, no telling what you may see. This hike is suitable for all.   

Call Steve at 613 542-1054 or email manderssteve@yahoo.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 – HIKE IN FRONTENAC PARK– CANCELLED DUE TO EMERGENCY STAY AT HOME ORDER

A weekday hike in Frontenac Park combining the scenic Dedication and Bufflehead Trails. Moderate pace for 15km on fairly rugged terrain if both loops are hiked.  Bring a picnic lunch. A Provincial Park Pass or day fee is required.

Contact Robert – email: retolley@hotmail.com or call 613-542-9626 for detail.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17 – MASSASSAUGA CREEK PADDLE – CANCELLED DUE TO EMERGENCY STAY AT HOME ORDER

A favourite early season flat water paddle, a rite of spring and another CCC classic orchestrated by Janice and Eric. There may be snow on the banks but it’s intoxicating to be afloat again. There are invariably beaver dam lift-overs which are easier to manage with a canoe rather than a kayak.  A short (optional) hike will be arranged around the lunch stop. 

The creek is sheltered but water and air temperatures may remain low. Suitable for experienced paddlers. 

Email Janice (preferred): Janice.ley@gmail.com or call 613-542-9958 for details.

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP – APRIL 17-24  – RESCHEDULED TO MAY 29

Earth Day is being celebrated on April 22, and each year the Council of Great Lakes Region invites the public to assist in a shoreline cleanup. Dates are flexible.

Ed has volunteered to co-ordinate the canoe club initiative. Contact him by email: ejezak@bell.net or call 613 389-4459 to take part.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 – PADDLE SECOND DEPOT LAKE – CANCELLED DUE TO EMERGENCY STAY AT HOME ORDER

Second, Third and Fourth Depot Lakes make up a scenic trio placed in the heart of Land o’ Lakes tourist area. Second Depot Lake is about 5km long containing many fascinating geological features along its shores, with good places to land and picnic.

The paddle is suitable for all levels, with distance being tailored to suit. Remember for this paddle also, that water and air temperatures remain low.
Phone Bob at 613-384-4482 for more information

March 2021

SATURDAY, MARCH 06 – BIG SANDY BAY HIKE

Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island, is a new club hike and only a short drive, with
a free ferry ride, perhaps through ice.  It is a one km. hike from the parking
lot to the beach, and the beach is 3 km. long.   There are sand dunes and
neat ice formations along the shore.   The Snowy Owl population is low at
the moment, but there is usually a few sightings. An immature Bald Eagle
flew overhead a week ago. 

This 8km hike is suitable for all, no special equipment is needed.   Call
Steve at 613-542-1054 or email at manderssteve@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13 – SKI MURPHYS POINT
SATURDAY, MARCH 13 – HIKE AT MARBLE ROCK

Due to warm temperatures, previously planned ski is replaced with an 11km hike at Marble Rock, just north of Gananoque. Very scenic, fairly rugged. Bring ice grips.

Contact Robert – email: retolley@hotmail.com or call 613-542-9626 for details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 – HIKE DEPOT LAKES CONSERVATION AREA
Depot Lakes Conservation Area is nestled in the heart of the Land o’ Lakes
tourist region, just north of the village of Verona. Most of us have enjoyed
paddling in this lovely area, but may not have thought about it for walking,
where it is in fact one of the most scenic hikes in the area.

Join Jim and Dagmar for approx. 8km in rugged territory. Call 613-
305-2849 for more information.

SATURDAY, MARCH 27 – RIDEAU TRAIL HIKE
A hike from the Gould-Lake barn on the Rideau Trail and around the Ridge-
Walk loop. Includes a panoramic view of Gould Lake from atop the highest
bedrock ridge within sight of it.

 Approx 10km of rugged terrain with some steep sections. Call Dugald
at 613-542-8628 to take part.

February 2021

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 – FRONTENAC PARK SWAMP HOP

This is backyard territory for Janice and Eric who expertly weave their way across frozen swamps to find the most favourable scenic route. Starting from the trail centre, this may be a hike, ski or snowshoe depending on conditions. 

Park fees apply. Contact Janice for latest indications by email (preferred): Janice.ley@gmail.com  or call 613-542-9958. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 – HIKE/SKI/SNOWSHOE BLUE MOUNTAIN

This trip is a combination of trail and off-trail skiing/hiking at Blue Mountain on the south side of Charleston Lake. The hiking trails leading to and from Blue Mountain are great for skiing, 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. Depending on conditions we may ski down or scramble on foot if hiking.

Call Jim for an update: 613-382-8682.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – CATARAQUI TRAIL OUTING (Date updated)

A few hours of skiing/snowshoeing/hiking (depending on weather and inclination) on the Cataraqui Trail led by Karen, starting from Ingrid’s home at the north east 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 remember that due to COVID-19 restrictions, indoor facilities cannot be available.) 

Contact Karen for details by email (preferred) karenjane128@gmail.com or call 613-547-2691 (before 9 p.m.)

January 2021

SATURDAY, JANUARY 02 – NEW YEAR HIKE, SKI OR SNOWSHOE

The location and activity will depend on conditions. Possibilities are Murphys Point, Charleston Lake, or perhaps something more local, for example Frontenac Park or Little Cat. The activity could be a hike, snow shoe or possibly a ski if there is sufficient snow base. Park permits might be required.

Call Don at 613-929-8099 to learn more.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 09 – HIKE/SKI EAST END FRONTENAC PARK

We start at the end of Clear Lake Road. Hike on a dirt road for 3 km to the park gate. Another kilometer 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 take part.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 – MASSASSAUGA HIKE OR SNOWSHOE

Each year Janice and Eric generously invite members to enjoy their property in the scenic Massassauga backcountry.  Janice will recommend a hike or snowshoe depending on conditions. Usually rare, but the possibility for cross-country skiing or skating does exist. Warm beverage to be served (outside) afterwards.  

Phone or email Janice: 613 542-9958 or janice.ley@gmail.com for latest indications.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 – CATARAQUI TRAIL HIKE OR SKI

Join Steve for a hike/ski on the Cataraqui Trail off Perth Road. This is a rails to trail, so the terrain is mainly flat but surprisingly scenic with mysterious caves and railway memorabilia along the way.

Easy to get to, with ample parking, this trip is suitable for all. Distance to be determined. Call Steve: 613-542-1054 to take part

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 – 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. 

December 2020

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 05 – MORNING WALK AT LEMOINE POINT

Dukke leads her traditional hike/walk at Lemoine Point to distract us from the stress of holiday preparation. (In springtime we had excellent views of a barred owl with an unfortunate squirrel in its talons!)

Gentle terrain, 8-10km. Call Dukke 613-384-6054 for details.

November 2020

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 07 – FAMILY HIKE AT LANDON BAY

Join us for a morning of exploring the beautiful hiking trails at Landon Bay located in the Thousand Islands National Park. This hike is geared towards families with kids as the distance will be shorter and pace slower. It includes moderately rugged terrain with beautiful scenery, a picturesque lookout, old growth forests, granite outcroppings and waterfront views. 

After the hike, families are welcome to participate in a socially distanced picnic lunch.

Call Stacey at 613-217-2139 or email at staceyairhart@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – DEPOT LAKES HIKE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – HIKE TALLOW ROCK BAY TRAIL, CHARLESTON LAKE
LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO HUNTING SEASON.

This moderate 11 km hike in Charleston Lake Park makes for a lovely day in the woods!

Call Bob at 613-384-4482 to take part.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – HIKE SHEFFIELD CONSERVATION AREA

Dugald proposes leading a hike southwesterly from the Dark-Sky-Viewing Area which would be about 8km long, partly on trails but mostly through open forest and on ridges and hills of granite bedrock.  

Call Dugald at 613-542-8628 to join in.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – PARROTTS BAY HIKE 

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

Contact Paul and Janice at 613-877-3907 (before 9 p.m.), 

or email: paul_jepson@yahoo.com

October 2020

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 03 – PADDLE FROM LAKE ONTARIO PARK
Ed invites you to join him on a paddle launching from Lake Ontario Park and heading west along the shore. Stop for lunch at Patterson Park, or paddle slightly further to Crerar Park. 

The total trip will be about 10 km. Contact: 613-389-4459 or ejezak@bell.net.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06 – PADDLE DESERT TO BIRCH LAKE –
DRIVE TO NANCY’S COTTAGE (RAIN DATE WED. OCTOBER 07) 

Paddle from Desert to Birch Lake followed by an optional drive to Nancy’s Cottage where you may enjoy a hot soup on her cottage grounds. 

(Unhappily, there can be no pot-luck party this year, but Nancy kindly offers this social distancing alternative. You may BYOB. Assuming there may be a second group for the paddle, there is a limit of 18 participants, including Nancy and Don, to visit the cottage. )

Don will lead a paddle of approximately 15km from Desert to Birch Lake allowing sufficient daylight for the warming dish to follow. 

Call Don for the paddle at 613-929-8099, 
and Nancy for the cottage visit: 613-549-8856

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 – HIKE ON BLUE MOUNTAIN

Hiking Blue Mountain is a traditional Thanksgiving pursuit for residents of the Gananoque area when fall colours reach their peak. Led by Jim and hiking on Saturday we should be ahead of the crowd.

Phone Jim at 613-382-8682 to take part.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 – LYNDHURST TO REDHORSE LAKE

Paddle from Lyndhurst through Singleton Lake to Redhorse Lake on the Gananoque River and return.  No shuttle.  This is a very scenic part of the James Auld Water way from Charleston Lake to Frontenac Provincial Park of approximately 20 km.  Suitable for all, slower paddlers could return earlier.  

Call Steve: 613-542-1054 or email: manderssteve@yahoo.com

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 – FRONTENAC CHALLENGE HIKE –

LITTLE SALMON, LITTLE CLEAR & HEMLOCK LAKE LOOPS

What better way to recover from Thanksgiving than hiking in fall colours!

Hike Little Salmon, Little Clear and Hemlock loops in Frontenac Park, for a total of 22km, with possible option of doing one or 2 loops only.

Park permit for car is required. (Day pass, or annual pass good till Dec 2021), Contact Robert retolley@hotmail.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7p.m. – CCC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 

See details Commodores message above

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 – PADDLE BULL AND HORSESHOE LAKES

Steve offers new club trip within an hour’s drive time:  Bull and Horseshoe Lake on the upper Salmon River near Arden occupy a beautiful area.  There is limited public access with adequate parking in the area.  Arrangement have been made at a private camp ground for boat launching on a sandy beach with secure parking for a fee of $10 per car.  Washrooms will be also available.  This trip is suitable for all skill levels.  Beginners can return sooner if they choose.  Fall colours will be peaking about this time.    

Phone Steve at 613 542-1054 or email: manderssteve@yahoo.com 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24   – HIKE MEISEL WOODS

Meisel Woods Conservation Area is located on North Anderson Road, Crow Lake, Ontario.  It can also be reached northeast of Tichborne (Hwy # 38). There are 5 km. of well-marked trails, some giving stunning views of Crow Lake. In the middle of Meisel Woods, there is a small Lake known as Bass or Beaver Lake with picnic tables located along the trails. Meisel Woods is a mixed forest area with many lofty trees. 

Call 613-384-4482 to explore a new hiking destination with Bob C.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – HALLOWEEN HIKE TO GHOST TOWN

Just in time for Halloween, come out for a 12km hike that includes exploring a Ghost Town (some years replete with skeletons!) and picnic overlooking Big Rideau Lake. Hike follows a section of Rideau Trail that Robert and Margaret maintain, starting at Narrows Lock.

 We will aim to be back in Kingston in time for any possible trick or treat activity! Email Margaret: wildmargaret@yahoo.ca  or call 613-542-9626 for details.

September 2020

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 02 – FRONTENAC CHALLENGE SLIDE LAKE LOOP HIKE
 

Each year Frontenac Provincial Park challenges hikers to complete 160 km of trails in the park during September and October. Slide Lake Loop at 21 km is the longest, most rugged section, requiring an extra walk-in to the trail head. To circumvent the walk we paddle in 4 km on Big Salmon Lake.

8 km paddling, 21 km+ hiking. Be prepared for a long day 10+ hours. Park fees apply. If there is poor weather, a rain date will be arranged.

Call Robert 613-542-9626 or email: retolley@hotmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 05 – MYSTERY TRIP
 

Dave likes to keep us guessing – will it be a paddle, a hike, or both?? Whatever he chooses, it is sure to be a fun, congenial outing.

Mystery solved. We will paddle Devil Lake to the Kingsford tributary. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of the islands and rock faced shorelines A short optional hike on an easy portage trail to a nearby lake is included

Call Dave 613-376-6863 or email: djlinton72@hotmail.com to find the answers.                                       

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – CHARLESTON LAKE PADDLE

Charleston Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area featuring numerous islands and bays. We will be exploring areas of the shoreline, graced with granite rock cliffs and towering pines.

Charleston Lake can be windy so participants need to be prepared to encounter rougher waters. Distance will be approximately 25 km. Provincial Park fees may apply. 

Email Don at dw4news@gmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – LOUGHBOROUGH LAKE PADDLE

We are lucky to have this beautiful, scenic lake close to the Kingston area. Launching from Battersea John will paddle more of the North Shore exploring islands along the way to include some of the NE shore.

This intermediate level paddle, km to be determined, will not proceed to the end of the lake before making the return voyage.

Contact John by email: johntelgmann1@gmail.com or phone 613-572-1468. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – CIRCUMNAVIGATE GRENADIER ISLAND

Join Sam for a paddle on the St Lawrence River to circumnavigate Grenadier Island. The trip will start from Rockport and go to the south side of Grenadier Island. Lunch at Adelaide Island.

Return to Rockport by paddling along the north shore of Grenadier Island.

This is a full day trip with total distance of approximately 20 km. Potential strong winds, big waves, and strong current – experienced paddlers only. Beaching fees may apply.

Email Sam: samcheng3@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY: SEPTEMBER 29, 30, & OCTOBER 01,

FRONTENAC PARK – BIRCH LAKE CAMPING

We have reserved sites at Camp #8 on the east end of Birch Lake. It is a delightful setting among tall pines on a point of land. Space for camping is restricted and must be reserved with the park in advance. Club members are invited to join in, one, two or three nights may be arranged. Some campers will be participating in the Frontenac Challenge and use the site as base camp. It is about a one hour paddle from Kingsford Lake or the Desert Lake campgrounds. The short distance is ideal for canoes with a load of camping gear. Kayakers may be able to find help with their gear, such as lawn chairs if they let us know ahead of time.

Approx. 5 km or one hour to camp. 1-3 days optional paddling and/or hiking trips. All levels.

Call Steven 613-542-1054 or email: manderssteve@yahoo.com  a.s.a.p.

August 2020

SATURDAY, AUGUST 01 – BOATHOUSE TO MILTON ISLAND

Join Jim for another new paddle, this time on the St. Lawrence. Paddle from the Boathouse to scenic Milton Island and return for approximately 18km.

Conditions on the River may be changeable with the development of strong wind and waves. Suitable for experienced paddlers only.

Call Jim at 613-382-8682 to take part.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 08 – PADDLE FROM ROCKPORT

You are invited to paddle the St. Lawrence River from Rockport to 

Ivy Lea via Smugglers Cove.  After lunch on Ash Island we return by Fiddlers Elbow and Lost Channel. We will be paddling in the heart of the 1000 Islands among spectacular scenery and magnificent mansions. 

Total distance 16 km. Full day, intermediate level. An easy distance for kayakers but canoeists need extra caution. Wave action and seaway traffic may be challenging. Call Jim at 613-305-2849.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 09 – ST. LAWRENCE RIVER PADDLE

Join Mary and Sam for an exploration of the Navy Islands. We will put in at Landon’s Bay and head south to circumnavigate Stave Island.

We’ll follow a circuitous route among many small islands to our lunch spot on Mulcaster. The afternoon will be more island exploration with the return through sheltered waters. 

This is an intermediate paddle, 15 km, suitable for experienced kayakers or canoeists. On the St. Lawrence there is always potential for strong winds, big waves and current. In addition to a PFD the wearing of a spray skirt is strongly recommended.

To reserve a spot on this trip contact Mary by email at kayak_ski@hotmail.com, starting August 02.

Note: There is a beaching fee of approximately $6.00 for the use of the Thousand Islands National Park.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 – DEVIL LAKE PADDLE
DATE CHANGED TO TUESDAY, AUG 18

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 – GOULD LAKE PADDLE

A lovely local lake, with one of the best beaches, in a conservation area we often take for granted. Larry will circumnavigate the lake by canoe for 8-10KM.  Enjoy a leisurely paddle, with a swim for those who are interested, and take lunch on shore.

We will launch at the Conservation Area beach by the barn. Park fees apply. Contact Larry by phone at 613-372-0858, or email: larrys@kos.net 

TUESDAY AUG 18 – DEVIL LAKE PADDLE
DATE CHANGED FROM AUG 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, AUGUST 22 – KAYAK PADDLE FROM WELLINGTON TO SANDBANKS

The trip will be 25+ km in distance. We will drive to Wellington and paddle the sandbanks towards the beach in Athol Bay. Have lunch on a sandy beach with the option to enjoy a swim. The open and exposed shoreline will make this adventure suitable for experienced sea kayakers.  

Winds and waves can develop on route so participants should be comfortable paddling in whitecaps with everyone having spray skirts, plus the required safety gear and the knowledge of how to use it.  We should also be prepared to pay provincial park admittance fees. This trip will proceed only if weather forecast conditions are appropriate.

Numbers will be limited to 9 participants 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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 – PADDLE LYNDHURST TO DELTA BEACH

This paddle starts by the historic stone arch bridge and goes through picturesque Lyndhurst Creek and islands of Beverley Lake to Delta, where we can see the  historic Delta Mill then picnic and swim on Delta beach. Snacks & ice cream are usually available at the resort concession and also back in Lyndhurst. 

Return trip is 17km. Depending on wind, the open waters of Beverley Lake can prove a more challenging paddle.

Email Robert at retolley@hotmail.com to reserve your place

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 – FIFTH DEPOT LAKE 

‘Fifth Depot Lake is located along Fifth Lake Road northeast of Tamworth, Ontario. Four streams flow into the lake and the Depot Creek flows out of the lake on the north end. The lake offers a variety of fish cover and structure including weed beds, lily pads, submerged logs, rubble shoreline areas, islands’………

…..the Fishing Map fails to mention the delightful paddling to be enjoyed on this scenic lake with its striking geological features, excellent lunch and swim spots!

Fifth Depot is about 6km long affording a paddle of about 10-12km.Call Bob at 613-384-4482 to join in. Nine places are available.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 – ST LAWRENCE RIVER ISLAND TOUR

Join Sam for a kayak paddle on the St Lawrence River. The trip will start from Gray’s Beach and go east to the Navy Islands. Circumnavigate Stave Island then lunch at Mulcaster Island. After lunch go east to Cunliffe Island and then turn around and go west to Camelot Island. Paddle across St Lawrence and return to Gray’s Beach. 

This is a full day trip with total distance of approximately 25 km plus. Potential strong winds, big waves, and strong current – experienced paddlers only. 

Email Sam: samcheng3@gmail.comNote: Each participant is required to pay a beaching fee per vessel for the use of the 1000 Islands National Park. For details, please visit pc.gc.ca 

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)

POSTPONED to weekend of July 18/19.
See revised details below (July 18 and 19)

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 18 – NEW MEMBERS NOVICE PADDLE

Members new to the C.C.C.this year are invited to join Mary and Dave on this paddle from the boathouse. This will be a relaxed leisurely paddle of a small section of the Cataraqui River. It will be 2-3 hours ,with a stop at a park for snack and stretch.

Paddlers will have complimentary use of club boats for this paddle. If interested contact Mary at kayak_ski@hotmail.com

SUNDAY, JULY 19 – Paddle to Cedar Island

Join Mary and Sam on this paddle from the boathouse. Our plan is to paddle Lake Ontario to Cedar Island, with lunch and swim at Arrowhead Park. Trip is approximately 12km, 4-5 hours long.

If interested contact Mary at kayak_ski@hotmail.com.

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 – DESERT LAKE
CHANGED! Was Landon Bay but it is choked with weeds!

We’ll take a leisurely exploration of the shoreline of Desert Lake starting at the boat launch on the south shore. The trip will be between 10 and 14 km depending on wind conditions and the needs of the group. Lunch will be at the north or north western end of the lake where there will be swimming opportunities.

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