There is an abundance of lakes, bays, and other suitable areas that offer opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. Sea kayakers and canoeists have over 800 km of coastline to explore. Much of it is sheltered from Lake Ontario. With three provincial parks and fourteen conservation areas, hikers and campers all have great areas to explore.
Canoeing & Kayaking on West Lake
This lake is a very enjoyable, pleasant and scenic paddle. The most pleasant is along the dunes.
Paddlers should be aware that this lake becomes very busy in the summer with speedboats and personal watercraft.
Canoeing and Kayaking on the Black River, Milford
Meandering its way for six kilometres from the village of Milford to Prince Edward Bay, the Black River is a pleasant paddle, whether by canoe or kayak. For much of the way, the route is remote, passing through areas of forest and farm pasture fields where horses and cattle may be seen pasturing.
Canoeing and Kayaking on East Lake
The famous Outlet Beach (Sandbanks Provincial Park) is a baymouth sandbar that separates East Lake from Lake Ontario. If accessing East Lake from the boat launch at County Road 18, paddlers have a choice of paddling the entire lake (about 20 km), or entering the Outlet River right at the boat launch and paddling down the river toward the mouth at Lake Ontario.
North Beach Provincial Park
Kayakers can use the park as a launch point to explore the surrounding region. Canoeists can take advantage of the protected waters of North Bay for a leisurely paddle or head out on the unprotected side of the dunes.
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