Kids or first timers Saugeen River paddle


Each year my family and I paddle from Walkerton to the first takeout.  It is an enjoyable afternoon paddle of 15km and an energetic 10 year old can solo it in a kayak.  We take time to swim and play about on few surf waves or catch crayfish and usually return to Walkerton for an icecream before heading home.

This is a sunny day paddle and will be canceled if rain or high winds threaten!  

The Basics
Event Location: 
Lobies Park, Walkerton
Date(s) & Time: 
Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 10:00
Registration Cut Off: 
May 31, 2024
Event Duration: 
4/5 hours
Difficulty Rating: 
Participant Info
Who's Invited: 
kids with guardians, first time paddlers
Maximum Group Size: 
10 boats
Minimum Group Size: 
my family
Itinerary description: 

We will meet at Lobie's Park in Walkerton (Access#5) for 10am. After making sure we have everything shuttle vehicles to Saugeen Access #6. We will paddle as a group, stopping at the bluffs to enjoy our packed lunches, some throw bag practice and surfing.
Afterwards, if people want to get in line for ice cream in Walkerton at the Brant Drive-In they are more than welcome.
This is a gentle stretch of river with some class one fun. It is important that we remain as a group to be safe.

Required Items to Bring: 

Life jackets, helmets if kayaking, bailers and painter, sun screen, drinking water, snacks, good humour, sun hat, foldable chair if you want, quick dry clothing etc...

Please contact me if you need to borrow a children's sized life jacket we have a few to share.

Recommended Items to Bring: 

As above

How to Get There
Event Directions: 

They will be forwarded to those who sign up.

Event Coordinator/s Contact Information
Contact (Name): 
Christopher Mayberry