We wanted to do a longer paddle today so we headed to the Black River.
|Dam falls at Sutton|
Lake Simcoe to Sutton
This is just over 3km, scenic, lots of homes/cottages. Wide. We put the boat in at the end of "King Street" in Sutton, paddled to Lake Simcoe, then back.
Sutton to Baldwin
We didn't have a chance to paddle this section as we just couldn't find a launch spot... it was incredibly frustrating!
Apparently the place to use is behind the Scotiabank on the main street in Sutton. Another time.
Baldwin and up-river...
Another dam at Baldwin. Again we had trouble finding a launch spot. This fellow did a nice job summarizing the possibilities - he used a culvert in town, we ended up using an entry onto a creek at the bridge on Frog Road (east side of the river).
This section was great - you can go a long distance either way. We first went down to Baldwin, where it is wide and very low current. Then we went up-stream almost to Ravenshoe Road - it becomes very twisty, but lots of depth and no trouble (other than turning, turning, turning!).
All in all a pretty fun day, good paddle. I would really like to pick up that section we missed, another time.