Minesing Swamp

Day long flat water trip.
Reminder, trip still on this coming Saturday Rain or Shine (only thunderstorm will stop us)
Please bring all your own equipment - and rain gear as they are calling for showers off and on but it still should be a nice day. Bring your lunch/snacks and water as there will be no where to get anything along the paddle! and it could be a long paddle - 3 to 5 hours depending on water levels and downed trees etc.
See you all at 9:30 am. Please call me if you are not going to make it - 647-983-0418

The Basics
Event Location: 
Minesing and Edenvale, Ontario
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 09:30
Registration Cut Off: 
April 6th, 2014
Event Duration: 
1 day
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Maximum Group Size: 
10 Boats
Minimum Group Size: 
4 Boats
Itinerary description: 

The Minesing Swamp

The Minesing Swamp, centrally located between Barrie and Wasaga Beach, has been identified as the largest and best example of fen bog in southern Ontario. The confluence of the Nottawasaga River with three tributaries provide for an interconnected network of swamps, fens, bogs and marshes. The swamp is an important staging area for thousands of migratory waterfowl, and contains a large heron rookery.

We will enter from Willow Creek, cross the central flood area before joining the Nottawasaga, and follow the river down to Edenvale. A pleasant day’s paddle for canoeists of all skill levels.
Kayaks are also welcome.

Required Items to Bring: 

Bag lunch.
Dry change of clothes.
Water shoes, there is some wading. High cut rubber boots might be good. Something to sit on if we do find a place to get out for lunch.
Awareness that through the main section, there will be nowhere to land. Thus, nowhere to find a bathroom either! Please watch your coffee/tea intake.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Rain gear just in case; it could be warm and sunny, it could be cold and raining.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

From Hwy. #400, exit at #96 to Dunlop Street West toward Angus.
Turn Right at George Johnston Road / Regional Road 28 toward Minesing.
After approx. 8km, there is a small parking lot on the left side next to the creek.

The take out is at the Edenvale Conservation Area. Continue on George Johnston Road and turn Left at Hwy. #26 West.
At Edenvale, there is a small parking lot on the Right side.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
M. Bernadette Farley