Grand River

Wellington, Prince Edward Island

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Paddling south under the bridge on the Grand River, stay on the right side for deeper water. The Grand is a delightful, slow-moving river with uninhabited banks. The water is very clean, but it takes on a brown tint because of the reflection of the muddy bottom. The river meanders to expose grassy banks edged by fir trees. One quickly becomes intrigued with the lushness of the deep green marsh grass—the historical descendant of the grazing fields built by the early Acadian settlers, who constructed extensive dikes and drainage ditches. It is easy to understand why the Acadians cultivated the marshes for hay as opposed to clearing the dense forests.
Paddling Prince Edward Island

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Paddling Prince Edward Island

by Bob Gillette (Falcon Guides)

Paddling south under the bridge on the Grand River, stay on the right side for deeper water. The Grand is a delightful, slow-moving river with uninhabited banks. The water is very clean, but it takes on a brown tint because of the reflection of the muddy bottom.

The river meanders to expose grassy banks edged by fir trees. One quickly becomes intrigued with the lushness of the deep green marsh grass—the historical descendant of the grazing fields built by the early Acadian settlers, who constructed extensive dikes and drainage ditches. It is easy to understand why the Acadians cultivated the marshes for hay as opposed to clearing the dense forests.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Wellington
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Driving Directions: Directions to Grand River

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