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Dip your oar into the historical waters of the Nottawasaga River, where warriors, voyageurs, missionaries, soldiers, and explorers once traveled.
Beginning at Edenvale Conservation Area this section of the Nottawasaga River navigates through dense forests, silver maple swamps and open meadows teeming with wildlife. Before launching your vessel, discover a monument at Glengarry Landing, a National Historic Site, where a ﬂotilla of 29 bateaux was built in a desperate expedition to relieve the British troops at Fort Michilimackinac during the War of 1812.
Downstream of Edenvale, the river cuts through the 25-metre deep gorge of the Edenvale Moraine, and ﬂows into Jacks Lake, part of an ancient lagoon. Passing under the Klondike Park Road Bridge, the Wasaga Beach Sports Park launch and our lunch stop is on the right.
The section down-stream of the park is home to the largest group of parabolic sand dunes in the entire province, this section of the river meanders along sandy shores, where you can get lost in the beauty of the crest shaped sand sculpted by glaciers and rimmed with dense vegetation. Just beyond the Park there is a series of rapids that are easy to chute through, no matter what your skill level, but add a sense of adventure to the journey.
The river twists and turns through provincial park lands and fragile habitats, oﬀering majestic views of the iconic Oxbow Dune, home to Bank Swallows and their tiny nests. Down river expect to receive encouraging waves from the cottagers on shore. Next you will approach Schooner Town, the historical winter quarters of the Royal Navy of 1812. Then look to your port side as we pass Nancy Island, the ﬁnal resting place of HMS Nancy, destroyed during a battle with American Schooners in 1814. Finally, prepare to come ashore at Beach Area One, the start of the longest freshwater beach in the world .
This 30 km full day trip, is open to all experienced rowers. The trip starts at Edenvale and ends at Wasaga Beach with a lunch stop at the Wasaga Beach Sports Park. Register Now!