Last weekend we paddled the Nottawasaga River near Wasaga Beach in Ontario.
Unsure of what current we'd face, we took two vehicles and went point to point - starting in Angus, Ontario and finishing in the town of Wasaga Beach.
It was really a tale of two completely different experiences...
Angus - 0km
The river in Angus was really quite lovely, quiet, lots of fishermen and very few boats.
I was very excited at first! Scenic river, quiet lovely scenery... this was going to be a wonderful paddle!
Wasaga Sports Park - 36km
This was where we finally took out, at a purpose-built canoe/kayak launching spot.
You can continue further downstream, but apparently the current does pick up (swifts) and it makes it impossible to go back upstream... so that was our day.
I'm not in a rush to paddle the Nottawasaga River anytime again soon, but if I did I would skip upstream of Edenvale and stick to the lower part.
Finally the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Area posts maps and routes:
Let's just say they make it sound a lot better than it is... it needs some serious TLC!