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Deer - Black River - Gun - Herb Route

Route Description:

This nice and short route is accessed at the Deer Lake Access Point, and heads south towards Gun Lake, and back around north to the Herb Lake Access Point. The travel portion of this route can be done in 1-2 days, but also has side trip and other route possibilities. Trips may start from one of several access points throughout the area. Some of the routes are loops.

Most access points are unsupervised. Recommendations include having a map of the area, being prepared for inclement weather and emergencies, having alternate plans and practicing ‘no trace camping’.

When using area routes and campsites please note that current conditions, signage and restrictions are variable. Please inform someone of your trip schedule and details before leaving home. Several routes are available depending on availability of time, fitness, equipment and skill level.

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The Ontario Trails Council is pleased to provide information on canoe routes, in the development of the website we acknowledge the significant material posted by the Township of Algonquin Highlands on its website, which we utilized in part, in the addition of this trail. For more complete information on this water route, be sure to check

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