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24th Annual Black River Canoe Trip

Mon May 20

Victoria Day — Monday, May 20  Launch time: 11 AM

The cultural vitality of South Marysburgh is highlighted by many longstanding annual events such as The Milford Fair, Winter Carnival, The Marysburgh Mummers, and Music at Port Milford.

But another annual event has enjoyed great longevity, too. The Annual Black River Canoe Trip has been a time-honoured tradition for the last 23 years.

It all began in the spring of 1995 when members of St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Milford, along with anyone else who wanted to come along, took a canoe trip down the Black River. Ever since, it has been a popular annual event.

Enjoy a gentle paddle in your canoe or kayak down one of the longest and most picturesque rivers in the County. The views along the winding Black River will keep you in awe for the entire two-hour, six-kilometre trip. Watch for Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Mute Swans, Swamp Sparrows, Baltimore Orioles, Marsh Wrens, Common Yellowthroats, Belted Kingfishers, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, and Mallard, American Black and Wood Ducks. Painted and Blanding’s turtles may be seen sunning themselves on rocks and logs. You’ll paddle under the Black River Bridge, go past Black River Cheese and dock your canoe opposite McMahon Bluff.

Remember to bring life jackets, cameras and binoculars. Enjoy a BBQ and refreshments after docking.
Organized by St. Philip’s Church in Milford for the Anglican Parish of Marysburgh and anyone else who would enjoy participating. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Launch address: 17 Chapman Crescent, Milford
Destination address: 68 Morrison Point Road, Black River
Admission: free
Amenities: parking, portable washrooms
Contact:  [email protected]  or  [email protected]

Black River canoeing group 2018

Many of you already make this an annual must-do event. The weather has never defeated the spirit of the Annual Victoria Day Black River Canoe Trip! It’s where old and new friends meet. New participants are heartily welcome! It’s the perfect way to end the May long weekend.

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