Minesing Wetlands Adventure: Willow Creek Launch to Edenvale

This one-day 18km trip will take us down the Willow Creek into the heart of the Minesing Wetlands (designated internationally significant), through an often flooded silver maple forest, and onto the Nottawasaga River, ending up at Edenvale Conservation Area. Scenery is highly dependent on water levels, which can very greatly depending on the time of travel and spring runoff. You may need to get out and pull your boat at some places in the heart of the wetland.

The Basics
Event Location: 
George Johnston Rd, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y0, Canada 44.422132, -79.823497
Date(s) & Time: 
Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Friday, May 3rd, 2024
Event Duration: 
One Day
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
WCA members, etc.
Maximum Group Size: 
8 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
2 boats
Itinerary description: 

Gather at Willow Creek Boat launch by 9am, and unload boats and gear. By 9:30am, shuttle cars to Edenvale Conservation area. Parking fees at the boat launch can be paid using a mobile phone app (HotSpot). Aiming to be on the water by 10am.

Required Items to Bring: 

-- Standard safety gear for your canoe
-- Appropriate footwear for getting out in shallow spots or pulling over logs
-- Lunch / drinks / snacks for trip
-- Seasonally appropriate clothing, to deal with wind/rain/cold/wet.
-- Be prepared to improvise for bathroom needs; firm ground is sporadic

Recommended Items to Bring: 

-- Sunscreen / bug spray
-- GPS / compass

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

2302 George Johnston Rd (Simcoe County Road 28), about 2km south of community of Minesing, ON L0L 1Y0, Canada
44.422132, -79.823497

Carpool Info: 

Car shuttle will take vehicles to Edenvale Conservation Area on Highway 26 (44.453896, -79.902065).

Cancellation Policy: 
Event will occur rain or shine; reassess day before if weather is awful
Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Tom Connell