Paddling Prince Edward Island  by Bob Gillette

Paddling Prince Edward Island Guide Book

by Bob Gillette (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Prince Edward Island  by Bob Gillette
Paddling Prince Edward Island features all the best paddling spots at this bucolic island, renowned for its charming villages, friendly people, varied wildlife, and abundant waters. This guide provides information on traveling to and around PEI, as well as directions to paddling put-ins and suggested routes. Sidebars on the Island’s history, culture, and wildlife combine for a thorough introduction to this unspoiled vacation destination—as seen from the seat of a canoe or kayak. Look inside to find: 75 paddling areas suited to every ability; Accurate driving directions to access points; Detailed maps showing put-ins, optional paddling routes, and latitude and longitude; Information on conditions and hazards, basic equipment, and outfitters, and more.

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Trails from the "Paddling Prince Edward Island" Guide Book
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The sandy beach is a gradual dropoff with no obstructions. Head out into the cove and turn right to paddle upriver and inland. The shore is sparsely inhabited and bordered by mature woodland. This b ...
Kensington, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Basin Head Lake is a long, narrow inlet that stretches north parallel to the shoreline. On a calm day you could spend several hours paddling and exploring inside the barrier beach. I mention this poss ...
Souris, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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An in-land extension of Hunter River is Bell’s, sometimes called Campbell’s, Pond. The first time we paddled the pond, we launched next to the salmon ladder at the easternmost bank of the pond.The lau ...
North Rustico, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The Lennox Island area affords superb paddling. Lennox Channel is protected water that separates Lennox Island from the mainland.The shores are heavily forested, with plenty of sandy areas to stop and ...
Lennox Island, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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Big Pond is a gem of a paddling experience. It all begins by pushing off from a smooth sandy bottom and heading west (left) onto the pond. Deep green marsh grass lines the banks with a backdrop of pin ...
Souris, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The Bonshaw River offers many hours of memorable paddling, depending on how far you decide to explore. The area is highly touted for its fly-fishing opportunities. Because the river is heavily woode ...
Clyde River, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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From Poplar Point you can paddle either up- or downriver. (For a description of the upper portion of the Boughton, refer to the Boughton River write-up.) Heading downriver toward the bay, you will obs ...
Souris, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
We drove clear across the Island when we heard that a new canoe/kayak trail had been developed on the Boughton River, and am I glad we did! The developing committees—first the Boughton River Watershed ...
Cardigan, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The Narrows is a long, protected body of water that is ideal for either canoe or kayak. The northern barrier beach blocks the wind from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, so even if there is a breeze, the surf ...
Lennox Island, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Directly in front of the ramp is a series of sandbars sculpted by narrow channels. During low tide the water is very shallow, but you can still paddle among the sand flats within the channels, which c ...
Union Road, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The Dunk River is a significant watershed in the south-central part of the Island. The river was named by Samuel Holland in 1765 for his friend George Montagu Dunk, Earl of Halifax. Holland did not le ...
Bedeque, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
This guide contains information on paddling Enmore River & Beatons Creek and Percival Bay. The Enmore River is a quiet and beautifully wooded river well suited to canoeing or kayaking. You can head up ...
O'Leary, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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This area is a bonanza for the canoe or kayak enthusiast. Its very name reflects our “good fortune” to be able to paddle the river and the bay. The area was named in the early 1750s by Acadian settler ...
Souris, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
This guide contains information on paddling Founds River & Granville Creek. Founds River: Founds River extends westward for approximately 1.5 miles. On the northern side, it is dotted with summer cott ...
North Rustico, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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French River, a snug harbor off New London Bay, is one of the most picturesque on the North Shore and rightfully deserves being one of the most photographed locations on PEI. The fishing sheds are pai ...
Kensington, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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 ...
Wellington, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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As soon as you open your car’s door, you will hear the roar of pond water as it breaks over the fish ladder and dam. Two sentinel benches face the pond, whose banks are lined with lush cattails. Ducks ...
North Rustico, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
This part of Malpeque Bay is tailor made for coastal kayaks. You will need to paddle some long distances, often with the effects of the wind, although equally on calm water behind the sheltering hills ...
Kensington, PE - Sea Kayaking
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Do not be confused by the two names given to the same river. I was confounded for quite a while until I understood that there was an official and unofficial name for this waterway, which points to the ...
North Rustico, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The Johnstons River is perhaps the best-kept secret on the Island. Actually, there are two parts to the river.The lower part runs directly to the Hillsborough and therefore is tidal, mostly salty, and ...
Charlottetown, PE - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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