Paddling the Grand River: A Trip-planning Guide to Ontarios Historic Grand River, Fifth Edition
Produced by the Staff of the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2007.
|Paddling the Grand River follows the Grand from Belwood
Lake just upriver of Fergus, past Kitchener-Waterloo and through Cambridge,
Paris, and Brantford to Port Maitland at the mouth of the Grand at Lake Erie.
The Grand is renowned for its recreational paddling opportunities, its water
quality, and its fishing. Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts have long enjoyed
the experience of paddling the Grand, a 290-km meandering waterway whose banks
display some of the areas most interesting human and natural history. The
fifth edition is completely updated, with maps detailing the access points and
portages, as well as points of interest.
Numerous colour photographs show paddlers some of the visual highlights of the river. The text describes trips ranging from two hours to five days travel. Details on local sights, fishing, accommodation, parking, outfitters, and suppliers are included. Aerial photos showing the portages around the dams and GPS locator numbers are new features that add value to this classic.
A bestseller since it was first published in 1982, Paddling the Grand River is perfect for anyone considering a trip on the Grand, and is invaluable for an afternoons excursion or a multi-day adventure on this beautiful heritage river.
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