Come Out to See the Fall Colours

Cambridge (Galt) to Paris, Ontario. Generally a low water, flatwater trip with lots of swifts ... and a few easy class one rapids at this time of year. I ran this stretch a few weeks ago. It is a novice level paddle and I really don't expect any dunks, but come with a complete change of clothing in case you need it!
We will paddle from Cambridge/Galt to Paris. I can do this in 4 hours normally, but we will stop for lunch on the riverside along the way. If we meet at 9:30 to shuttle cars, and get on the river by about 10 am, we should have no trouble being finished by 4 pm.

My goal on this trip is get one more trip in ... before the weather really goes cold and wet as it usually does around Halloween.

Please try to arrange most of your canoes, PFD's, etc. gear and transportation yourself.

The Basics
Event Location: 
Grand River
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Friday, Oct 25, 6 pm.
Event Duration: 
4 to 6 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members and guests
Maximum Group Size: 
6 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary description: 

We will meet at the parking lot just south of Cambridge/Galt, 210 Water St S,
GPS Coordinate: 43.344938, -80.315334
At 9:30 am (be there early ... we want to BEGIN the shuttle at 9:30 am)
Drop all canoes off here, and then shuttle enough cars to the end to pick everyone up and all the canoes at the end of the day.
Canoe down the Grand River to Paris. Normally this can be done in under 4 hours. We will bring a lunch to eat along the way. Either at Glen Morris, or there is a good island stop about 40 minutes after Glen Morris.
Glen Morris GPS: 43.276698, -80.346771
Take out at the Penman's Dam Park in Paris. GPS: 43.196971, -80.381852
We should be finished at least by 4.

Required Items to Bring: 

Warm clothes. Rain Gear (bring good quality, not a simple windbreaker). Rubber boots would be advisable. Warm gloves and a good warm hat. A lunch. Some water.
Canoe, PFD's, Paddles.

Grand River Experiences in Paris rents canoes during the summer ... they may still be renting at this time of the year? 1 888-258-0441

Recommended Items to Bring: 

Bring a simple stove, if you wish, to heat some water for tea or hot chocolate at lunch.

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

Use the GPS coordinates given above.

Carpool Info: 

I cannot coordinate all this for everyone. I might be able to help a little with it, within reason.

Cancellation Policy: 
Please let me know if you sign up, and then cancel.
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
iori miller
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