Some of the most memorable experiences in the wilderness are self guided; explore the thrill of paddling through local wetlands.
These day trips are often close by, and do not involve portaging or hauling lots of gear. Day paddling trips make for a fun and adventurous family vacation.
Children love the opportunity to get up close to nature, and avid wildlife photographers will appreciate the huge array of biodiversity that our wetlands & waterways are known for.
The iconic Pickerel River is a paddler’s dream, with over 40 miles of waterway to explore. If you are looking for short trips, there are endless connected creeks and wetlands that feed off the Pickerel River system. Most of our local resorts and lodges rent canoes and can tell you the best places to paddle, where to head for a picnic lunch…or that special waterfall that you do not want to miss. Kayakers will also appreciate the nearly endless paddling opportunities. Grocery and supplies are available at Rupert’s Variety in Arnstein, or Buchanan’s in Port Loring. Paddling to a restaurant on the water is also a popular activity. Head out from your cottage or resort to Lost Channel, Old Mirror Lodge or Tornado’s restaurant, all located on the water. There are many “back lakes” in the Port Loring area that are quite accessible for the more athletic and adventurous.
The beauty of Grundy Lake Provincial Park is that the parks numerous lakes are off limits to motorized boat traffic. This park is great for both beginner and experienced paddlers, who appreciate the tranquility of calm water.
The Restoule area is also known for paddling, with more than 30 lakes and rivers in the area, linked by over two dozen portages. Restoule is a secret gem located in the middle between 2 beautiful lakes, Lake Restoule and Stormy Lake. Lake Restoule features 3 sandy beaches and a pet friendly area. Stormy Lake is located at the northern boundary of Restoule Provincial Park; it features rocky shores and towering cliffs.
Loring-Restoule is a 3 season paddling destination…for all skill levels. Gear, accommodation & supplies are all close by. Come visit us this season and see why we have some of the best paddling in the Province.
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