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Northumberland Paddling Routes - Route 4


*Only viable during Ferris Provincial Park’s open gate season and Trent-Severn Waterway open season (May 10-October 15) due to launch site accessibility at Ferris and lack of accessible portage routes around Locks 9 and 10 (10 is set to have upper and lower docks installed in 2019).

Difficulty: Easy paddling, but be aware and respectful of power boat traffic and a stronger current when water levels are higher, especially on your return trip.

Distance: Approx. 5km round-trip from Ferris to Lock 10, but as short or as long as you wish! You can lock through at Hagues Reach to explore the river farther south (see shuttle info below).

Portages: No accessible portages around locks 10 and 9.

Launch point: You can access this route during Ferris Provincial Park’s open gate season (May 10-October 15) from their boat launch Map Link. The day use fee is approx. $20/vehicle. You have to stop at the gate for your permit (unless you go for the Ontario Parks Seasonal Day-Use Vehicle Permit) and follow the signs for the playground and boat launch.

Shuttle Info: 

  1. Round trip to Lock 10 and back to Ferris – no shuttle required.
  2. Put in at Ferris and take out 7km south at Lock 8 Percy Reach. There is a good canoe dock on the north side of the locks, but if you paddle through to explore the Reach a bit, you can take out at the boat launch on the south side, which is nice and shallow granting easier access to kayaks in particular.

Directions: 5 minutes South of Campbellford Map Link.

FOR ALL PADDLING suggestions in Northumberland County at https://www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/see-do/paddling.aspx  



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