Now this is an adventure! You will put your canoe into Margaret Lake and paddle a series of small lakes and the Black River. There are several portages (or short hikes with a canoe on your head!). You will hike to a scenic waterfall on the Black River. Bring your own canoe, lunch and water. Rental canoes are available at the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails office at 20130 Hwy 35 North. Call 705‐766‐9033 to reserve a canoe. No kayaks unless you are able to carry your own over several portages. No paddling experience necessary. Pre‐Registration is required. Suitable for adults, teens and children. No dogs please.

HIKE #: 8

DATE: Saturday, September 21

START TIME:  9:00 am

DURATION: 6 hours, 12km

LOCATION Frost Centre, 20130 Hwy 35

RATING: Challenging


AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms

LEADER: Val Bishop and Steve Thompson

LEADER BIO: Val has spent the last 20 years working and playing in the outdoors. She is currently a full time professor at Fleming College in Lindsay where she teaches Outdoor and Adventure Education. Val has worked at many outdoor education facilities and run many team building workshops and women’s weekends in the outdoors. Steve Thompson has been an avid outdoor enthusiast as well as an environmental educator for many years.  He has had an active career with many agencies including the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a Conservation Officer in the Niagara region, Environmental Officer with Environment Canada in the Northwest Territories and also with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in Timmins. In addition, he spent 28 years as a Professor and Coordinator of the Environmental Technology Program at Fleming College in Lindsay and retired in June 2015. Steve is an active cyclist, canoeist, and kayaker and has paddled in many areas in Ontario. As well, Steve has a passion for bird watching which has afforded him opportunities both here at home and also internationally including trips to Peru, Costa Rica, Belize, Great Britain, Australia, Mexico and the Caribbean.

DIRECTIONS: Located on Hwy 35 approximately. 23km north of Carnarvon and 16km south of Dorset. Meet at the office of the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails (705‐766‐9033). The distance from Haliburton is approximately 47km. The distance from Minden is approximately 38km. Meet at the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails office. GPS coordinates: N 45.1591 W 78.8448

  • Paddle & Hike
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Venue:   Frost Centre

20130 Highway 35, Ontario, Canada

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