A Paddler's Guide to Weekend Wilderness Adventures in Southern Ontario


This book covers the Ontario region closest to the American border and just a couple hours drive from Toronto. Here are 20 perfect quick-getaway canoe routes for one-, two- and three-day paddles. All are easy on the portages, big on the rewards of nature and not too far from your own backyard.

These routes offer a variety of experiences, from cushy trips for novice paddlers to more challenging excursions for experienced canoeists.

Trips include:

  • Big Creek
  • Thames River
  • Grand River
  • Rockwood Lake Conservation Area
  • Credit River
  • Nonquon River
  • Minesing Swamp
  • Beaver River
  • Rankin and Sauble Rivers
  • Noganosh Lake
  • Big East Lake
  • Silent Lake Provincial Park
  • Crab Lake
  • Wolf Island Provincial Park
  • Bon Echo Provincial Park
  • Crotch Lake
  • Depot Lakes Conservation Area
  • Murphys Point Provincial Park
  • Charleston Lake Provincial Park
  • Grants Creek/Pooh Lake

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