Cedar Ridge Camp in Madawaska Highlands

This year`s WCA Fall Meeting is being held at beautiful and comfortable Cedar Ridge Camp; once you have registered for the Fall Meeting I invite you to join me in some paddling as there is an abundant selection of flatwater paddling locations nearby. Our choice of trip will depend on the weather for Saturday, September 19th. If the weather is reliable without any expected disturbance, then the first choice will be a one-way paddling trip down the Little Miississippi River and onto the York River to as far as Negeek Lake on the Madawaska River. We will shuttle back to the camp. If the weather is uncertain, then a shorter paddling trip will held on nearby Mayo and Gin Lakes (6 km south). If there is sufficient interest, two groups could be created to provide a choice of these two paddling locations.

The Basics
Event Location: 
south of McArthur Mills (off Hwy. 28 east of Bancroft)
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
no cut off
Event Duration: 
one full day (approximately 6-7 hours)
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anyone who is attending the fall AGM
Maximum Group Size: 
no limit
Minimum Group Size: 
Itinerary description: 

If the prime trip will be on the Little Mississippi/York River then we will drive up to Burnt Bridge put-in at east of Boulter (about 22 km from Camp), then shuttle a few vehicles to the take-out on Negeek Lake (about 17 km further away off Hwy. 515 west of Palmer Rapids). The paddling trip is about 14 km long with pristine scenic views. The alternative trip will start from the access point into Mayo Lake at about 6 km south of the Camp. Also could paddle underneath a huge culvert into Gin Lake. Mayo Lake has a few cottages but they are well spaced apart and power boats will be very minimal at that time of the year.

Required Items to Bring: 

Canoes can be obtained for no charge at Cedar Ridge Camp if anyone does not have a canoe or prefers not to bring their own. Anyone with kayaks are welcome to bring them along. PFD, throwrope, whistle, paddles and bailer are required. A warm waterproof jacket, drinking bottle or container are also required for an enjoyable trip

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Camera or I-Pod, snacks, sun screen lotion if warm weather continues, any type of hat or perhaps swimwear for those who are still brave enough for a dip in the water.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

From Toronto: Highway 401 east to Highway 115 to Peterborough, Highway 7 east briefly to turn left onto Highway 28 at lights, Continue on Highway 28 to Bancroft, stay on Highway 28 through Bancroft on continue eastbound on to McArthur Mills at 60 kph zone. Then turn right onto Mayo Lake Road. follow road for about 5 km, then turn right at huge camp sign on right side, then turn left to go underneath an overhead gate sign into the camp territory.

Carpool Info: 

Carpooling will be arranged for the possible shuttling trip.

Cancellation Policy: 
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig