Madawaska River Flatwater day trip from Combermere, Ontario

This outing day flatwater paddling trip will begin at the public launching area in Combermere on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. We will decide which direction of the Madawaska River to paddle. If the winds are strong then we will paddle northwestward to the mouth of Lake Kamaniskeg Lake. If they are light then we will paddle eastward further to the York River area. Everyone should bring their own camera including a spare memory card or film because the spectacular autumn foliage will be at their peak time. All kinds of boats are welcome except for power boats (who needs them) . Spare paddles and life jackets are recommended.

The Basics
Event Location: 
launching area is located in Combermere, ON off Highway 62 about 18 kms. east of MKC
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:30
Registration Cut Off: 
no cut-off time (last minute showing is OK)
Event Duration: 
about 4 or 5 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
anyone who knows how to paddle
Maximum Group Size: 
no limit
Minimum Group Size: 
no limit
Itinerary description: 

Departure location will begin at MKC (Madawaska Kanu Centre) where the WCA fall meeting to be held on the October 5th-6th weekend. Departure time at MKC will be aimed for at 10:30 AM. Approximate launching time at the Combermere public launching dock will be at about 11:00 AM. Please bring your own lunch and drink. Expected return time to same location will be about 4 or 5 hours later before 4:00 PM. Then return to MKC for our fall meeting that evening. Anyone who wishes to drive directly to Combermere without meeting at MKC are welcomed to to do that by showing up there at 11:00AM

Required Items to Bring: 

boats, paddles, lifejackets, bailers, throwropes, lunch, drink

Recommended Items to Bring: 

camera, warm clothing

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Combermere is about 56 kms northeast of Bancroft on Highway 62, about 18 kms. south of Barry`s Bay on Highway 62 and about 15 kms. northwest of Palmer Rapids from Renfrew County Road 515.

Cancellation Policy: 
only if weather is extremely miserable
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Andrew Craig