Canoeing & Kayaking

Nestled atop the Madawaska Highlands with both the Mississippi and Madawaska rivers flowing through it, the North Frontenac Parklands offer the canoeing and kayaking enthusiast lots of variety. From the tranquility of exploring the numerous streams and tributaries to the inspiring views offered during paddles down long lakes and the thrill of shooting its class I – IV rapids, North Frontenac Parklands has it all.

While virtually every lake and campsite in North Frontenac Parklands offers a variety of canoeing options Kashwakamak and Crotch lakes are part of the Mississippi River Canoe Route. Big Gull Lake provides a southern loop alternative to the Mississippi River between Crotch and Kashwakamak lakes.

For more detail on Paddle Routes in our area and throughout the Parklands please visit ‘Discover Frontenac by Paddle’, ‘Mississippi River Canoe Route

Please Note: Although Paddle Routes flow through parts of North Frontenac Parklands the Township does not maintain or mark the paddle routes or portages; therefore we are not able to provide updates regarding their condition, water level, etc…

Canoe / Kayak Rentals

Bon Echo Outfitters

Palmerston Lake Marina
9637 Highway 509, Ompah, Ontario, K0H 2J0
(613) 305-1723

Smarts Marina Ltd.
1018 Smart Road, Cloyne, Ontario, K0H 1K0
(613) 336-2222