Kayaking and Canoeing
Paddling gives visitors a unique perspective of the Upper Peninsula.
The Lake Huron shoreline and inland lakes make excellent day trips. Cyprus Lake & Cameron Lake are easily accessible to paddlers. The two lakes are joined by a picturesque, navigable strait. Keep an eye open for great blue herons and kingfishers.
Emmett Lake has many bays to discover. Take the right fork on Emmett Lake Road. It leads directly to Emmett’s shore, where there is easy access to the lake, although parking is limited.
Many inlets, coves, and islands make Hay Bay one of the loveliest places on the peninsula. Watch for beaver, deer, raccoon, otter, ducks, geese and blue herons which can be seen around the shoreline.
The Islands at the tip of the Peninsula are becoming more and more popular with kayaking enthusiasts. Cove Island and Russel Island have many inlets and bays offering both protection and pristine beauty. If you want an overnight kayaking experience, there are six campsites on Flowerpot Island available on a first come first served basis. Be aware of the quickly changing moods and strength of Georgian Bay!!! All the islands at the tip are within Fathom Five National Marine Park. For complete information on these areas contact park staff when you are planning your trip.
The Niagara Escarpment is spectacular viewed from the water. However, be aware that there are private landowners along the way.
Photo by Rachal Wiles
Canoes can be rented at Cameron Lake, Miller Lake and in Tobermory. Rent kayaks at Little Tub in Tobermory and at the following business:
Big Tub Resort 519-596-2219 http://www.bigtubresort.ca/
Cedar Grove Cottages 519-596-2267 http://www.cedargrovecottages.com/boat_rental.html
G&S Watersports 519-596-2200 http://www.gswatersports.net/kayaks.htm
Lands End Park Boat Rentals 519-596-2523 http://www.landsendpark.com/pricing.htm
Millers Family Camp 519-795-7750 http://millersfamilycamp.com/boating.htm
Summerhouse Park 519-795-7712 http://www.summerhousepark.ca/rates-reservations/boat-rentals-a-docking-rates.html
Thorncrest Outfitters 519-596-8908 http://thorncrestoutfitters.com/
Photo by Rachal Wiles
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