Check your club emails! See 'Trip Schedule' for July, below
Explore our wonderful Muskoka waterways
- Join us whenever you can to explore new shores ~ schedule will be posted, but you will receive an email as well.
- No additional cost to members ~This is included in your general membership and is not an extra charge
- Guests permitted, but must: a) sign the club waiver; b) pay $10 c) be at least an intermediate level paddler (no novices)
- Paddle your own boat, or try one of our club sea kayaks, or recreational canoe if not needed for club program.
- Other equipment is also available (pfd and paddle) if you do not have your own and if not being used for club program
- Average distance is 6-8 km in July and 10-15 km later in the summer; One or two extended trips (25-30 km)
- Volunteer leaders offer their time once a week (Liz Hawke; Anna McConnach)
- Sunday mornings seem to be the most popular time for these paddles as our visiting guests have returned home!
- Bring your own water bottle(s) and snacks or light lunch. We do head off to a local restaurant for a bite to eat & a chat.
These are casual, 'no stress' paddles for all of us to enjoy in the outdoors ~ Level 1 experience for July paddles
TRIP SCHEDULE (July) ~ See coloured section below.
July 7: Muskoka Falls to Mathiasville Dam and back
July 14: Port Sydney to Balsam Chutes and back
July 21: Vernon Lake & up the mouth of the East River, return
July 28: Windermere Beach to Clark’s Falls and back
-You need to have some experience paddling--Level 1 minimum.
-For members (no additional cost); Guests ($10 + signed waiver)
-July trips are 1.5-2 hrs and approximately 6 km.
-Meet 15-30 minutes before departure time.
-More details will follow in the weekly emails about meeting spot.
How it works ~ weekly (Sundays, 10 am)
All club members receive a weekly email, outlining the destination for the upcoming week, helpful information about the location of the 'put-in', directions to get there, & distance. We also have a family paddle down our river a couple of times in the summer, too.
You will reply to Liz Hawke, directly, or her replacement for that week, if you plan to participate. If a conflict happens for you prior to departure, you must inform the leader as he/she will be waiting for your arrival and safety is very important.
Weather: Naturally, weather can sometimes be problematic and the leader is always referring to the Environment of Canada's web site to make a decision.
If there is a POP (Percentage of Precipitation) of 20% risk of thunderstorms, or higher, the excursion will be cancelled. If there are high winds on the originally planned lake route, an alternate river route will be taken if possible. Light rain....we still paddle as it is likely to pass.
Decision time: GO? No Go?
A 'go', or 'no go', announcement will be sent to those members who notified Liz by email by 8 a.m. the day of the guided trip. Please note that we will not be updating this website for this 'Go/No go' announcement.