GeoPaddling the Mississppi River, Pakenham, ON - postponed

This is a GeoPaddle event. Paddling for 1-3 days on different parts of the Mississippi River in Ontario.
SW of Ottawa, N of Perth

The focus of this GeoPaddle is geocaching. If that is not your thing to try, then please DON'T sign up. 
this means we get stop every 200-300m  to look for a geocache, depending on description, and / or hint. It could be easily reachable from the kayak or canoe, and sometimes we have to get out and get it from shore. 

The geocache is either higher in a tree, or further in land. Mostly because the water level's vary from time to time. 

The Mississippi river consist of different areas  that I want to explore paddle. combining it with finding geocaching.

It is a river, mostly flatwater with some current., depending on flow,wind. But we will be paddling close to the shore as we will be looking for geocaches close to shore or on shore.

Geocaching is a game I play, that helped me through this whole Covid Isolation time. I have explored and paddled 40 new rivers/ lakes combined with geocaching in the last 2 years.
Geocaching is a game where we find tupperware in the wilderness while using satelittes. 

The Mississippi river, has about 80 caches on it on different parts of the river.

I can pass the list of the geocaches to  you when you committed, to join me on this trip.

You can find the Geocaching App on your phone, and/or also can check Geocaching out on the website The game is for free and you have the option to check out more possiblities for $35  a year.


The Basics
Event Location: 
Pakenham, Blakeney area
Date(s) & Time: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 09:00
Registration Cut Off: 
Friday July 1st, 2022
Event Duration: 
1-3 days
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
Maximum Group Size: 
Minimum Group Size: 
Itinerary description: 

3 individual days paddling parts of the Mississippi River combining it with geocaching
Day 1 - from Hw 17 NOrth, on Missisppi river unless i can confirm an other boat launch South of Galetta Paddling to Pakenham
Day 2 Leftovers from Day 1 and South end of Pakenham - different shuttle and boat launch
Day 3 Blakeney to Almonte

Required Items to Bring: 

canoe/kayak - canoe safety gear, rope,
extra dry clothes
Lunch/ snacks/ drinks
Fully vaccinated and masks, hand sanitizer

Recommended Items to Bring: 

rope to tie your canoe if needed
reaching pole if needed

How to Get There
Carpool Info: 

organized on daily basis depending on group size and where we are paddling

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Emmy Hendrickx