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Paddling in South Georgian Bay

Grab your paddles folks, because it’s time to take to the waters of the South Georgian Bay region! From winding rivers to vast water bodies, South Georgian Bay has quite the variety of paddle-friendly waterways. Here is a list of the top paddling locations in the region that will really float your boat!


Beaver River

Looking for some variety in landscape as you row your boat? Look no further than Beaver River, with its 4 access points that each offer entry into a uniquely beautiful section of the river. Become one with nature as you paddle the rugged 10 km stretch between access points 1 and 2. The canopy of trees draping across the river create a majestic scene, making paddlers feel like explorers journeying through the amazon rainforest! Paddle the 5 km between access points 2 and 3, enjoying the winding path and open air, surrounded by spectacular plant life. Venture through rapids and eddies as you paddle 3 km between access point 3 and 4, and complete your journey at access point 4.

Lake Eugenia

With majestic scenery and calm, clear waters, Lake Eugenia is a picturesque site perfect for a leisurely paddle. The banks of this inland lake are peppered with cozy cottages and canoe and kayak rentals, making paddling excursions easily accessible. The calm waters allow for easy paddling perfect for beginners and experts alike!

Nottawasaga River

Be prepared for breathtaking beauty, diverse landscapes and enticing wildlife as you embark upon the 121 km Nottawasaga River. Offering paddling routes ranging from beginner to expert level, this river is a fantastic option for all paddlers! The Nottawasaga River features the famous Minesing Wetlands, as well as the Willow Creek Marsh, Jack’s Lake, and the Lower Nottawasaga River known for its fascinating sand dunes.

Northwinds Beach

Stand up if you love paddling! Northwinds Beach is a great spot for stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. This sandy beach just off of Highway 26 offers a beautiful view of Georgian Bay, as well as some spectacular paddling opportunities. Many canoe and kayak excursions begin at this lovely little beach, as it is a magnificent entry point to the vast waters of Georgian Bay!

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