Guided Tour : Dunnville to Port Maitland
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2016 DATES : May 27, June 10, 24, July 8, 22, August 12, 26
TIME : 1:00pm to 4:00pm
APPROX. DISTANCE : 8.5 km

Explore the Dunnville Marshes south of the dam, following the route from Dunnville to the mouth of the Grand River where it empties into Lake Erie at Port Maitland.
The river continues to widen as it meanders south, past marinas and the sites of former boating and shipping businesses, recalling the area’s historical significance from a time when the original Welland Canal ran through and the Grand River was an important shipping lane.

This is an interesting tour for all paddlers, history buffs, bird watchers and more! Sections of the Grand River between Dunnville and Port Maitland have homes, summer cottages, and marinas. Other sections are completely natural, with nothing but river and marsh. Still others remain industrial. All with-in a 3-hour paddle between the final dam along the Grand River in Dunnville, to where the river meets Lake Erie at Port Maitland.

This route can sometimes be busy with recreational boating, fishing, and jetski traffic - especially during summer holiday long weekends. Due to boating traffic, weather conditions, or parking availability at Port Maitland, we may choose to paddle this route in reverse, launching in Port Maitland and paddling upriver to our location in Dunnville. In either scenario, you will park your vehicle at Grand River Kayak, and we will look after the rest. The current in the Lower Grand River is virtually non-existent for most of the season, and paddling upriver is no more physically demanding than paddling downriver - trust us!

Our Guided Tour fees always include all of your equipment, the services of a professional and friendly guide, and any shuttles that may be required.



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