The kayak club is not just about kayaking it’s about a great group of friends that like to get together and kayak. Over the winter club members have often gotten together when Covid regulations allow. We have hiked, snowshoed, and skied various locations surrounding Chesterville. This winter we have visited Larose Forest, Alvin Runnels Forest, Limerick Forest, Long Sault Parkway, Marlborough Forest, and more locations. Kim and Lucien have been great hosts for bonfire nights that have helped make the isolation of Covid pass quicker. With the winter coming to an end and kayak season only weeks away here’s to a great winter.
Today’s trip to the Rivière Rouge was changed because of expected high winds and thunderstorms around 2pm. Instead some of the club members headed out to Lafaivre and were surprised to find perfectly calm water on the Ottawa river. A quick trip across the river and then up the Salmon River to a peaceful resting spot. Winds picked up a bit on the way back making the Ottawa river a little choppy but nothing we couldn’t handle. Back at the cars by 2pm not a drop of rain touched us.
Chesterville Kayak Club Outings 2020
Saturday, September 26 – 1:00 pm Long Sault Parkway and back to Lucien and Kim’s for a bbq and bonfire
Direction to launch point pump house Ingleside goo.gl/maps/EARRtAAmjzSye1A48
Saturday, October 3rd – 7:00 pm Chesterville boat ramp – Moonlight Paddle
Saturday, October 10th – 11:00ish Rouge River, Quebec (hopefully fall leaves will be at their best)
On Saturday September 12th the Chesterville Kayak Club visited downtown Ottawa by kayaking on the Rideau Canal. Starting at the boat launch on Patterson Creek we kayaked towards Parliament Hill and the Ottawa river. Once we reached the boat locks we turned around and paddled to Dow's lake and then returned to the boat launch.
It looked like it would rain but the weather held off and a nice paddle took place. Calm on the inside water and little choppy but fun water on the Ottawa River side.
Here is the latest list of upcoming events. These events are for members of the Chesterville Kayak Club. If you’d like to become a member visit the membership page.
Sunday, July 12 – 11:00 Petrie Island, Orleans
Wednesday, July 15 – 7:00 Cass Bridge, Winchester
Saturday, July 18 – 1:00 Avonmore Beach (MoulinettePark)
Thursday, July 23 – 7:00 Casselman
Saturday, July 25 – 11:00 Almonte Beach, 195 Water St., Almonte
Tuesday, July 28 – 7:00 Chesterville
Sunday, August 2 – 1:00 Payne River, St Albert
Wednesday, August 5 – 7:00 Crysler
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 Black Rapids – Lock 13, Ottawa (paddle towards Mooney’s Bay
Thursday, August 13 – 7:00 Casselman
Saturday, August 15 – 11:00 Notre Dame de la Salette, Quebec
Tuesday, August 18 – 6:00 Embrun
Saturday, August 22 – 10:30 Gananoque/1000 Islands
Wednesday, August 26 – 6:00 Cass Bridge
Saturday, September 12 – Patterson Creek, Rideau Canal
A wonderful time was had by everyone that went on the trip to Gananoque. We visited some of the popular sites the sunken ship and Half Moon Bay. Stopped for a bite to eat and swim.
A few members made it out for a Canada Day paddle. Leaving from Ingleside and heading west on a really calm St. Lawrence river. Water was warm enough to enjoy a quick swim.
Shifting weather caused shifting start times. Because of the predicted 2 pm thunderstorms the start time was changed from 1 pm to 11:30 and then 12. Thanks to the warm welcome of a local resident some of the kayakers were able to abandon the waters when the storm picked up around 2 pm. When the weather was nice the kayaking was great. Hopefully better weather next week.