hi everyone!! new to the board and it looks great ken, i just bought a 14ft cedar canoe and i was wondering if anybody knows of any fairly local rivers within 1.5hr drive of saint john nb for a day trip, tks 4 all replies!! paddles up !! Dale
Post by Ken Corbett on Mar 29, 2006 8:46:19 GMT -5
There's nice lake paddling with a few interconnecting rips around Loch Alva to the west. The Kennebecasis has some tranquil downriver canoeing as well. Some say the Hammond is pretty, when there's water. Daradevil kayakers run the Mispec ... see my Mispec page with pics by Paul Hill, he's a hair boater fer sher. Mind the falls! Mind you, I haven't been on these rivers myself. Anyone out there with first-hand knowledge?
Hi, if you are interested in flat water- West Long and Victoria Lakes are nice. Also, the lower section of the Rusagonis River- accessed from the next bridge down stream of the covered bridge offers lots of wildlife (fowl and mammalian) and a bayou type experience- especially in spring flood. Pick a high piece of land for a campsite! Just some thoughts- these areas are paddle up, paddle back, no current to carry you but I would hate to see a nice cedar canoe bashed on some rocks. Cheers.
A nice tranquil paddle that I have done a few times is the Kennebecasis at Sussex. Putin at the Smithtown bridge (Rte 890)and paddle to the park in Apohaqui. It takes about two - three hours, has a nice flow (no riffles to scuff your wooden canoe), lots of trout and some very nice scenery.
A twistier and swifter run is the Mill Stream from Rte 2 to Apohaqui.