Maitland River Route

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Admin
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
72 km
Duration: 
3 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
1
Total Portage Distance: 
50 m
Longest Portage: 
50 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Easy
Remoteness: 
Novice
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Town of Wingham
Galbraith Race Track at west edge of town
West on Maitland River
P 50 m at waterfall (Falls Reserve Conservation Area just down from Benmiller)
West on Maitland River to finish at town of Goderich
(Intersection with Hwy 21)

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
41 P/12 Goderich 41 P/13 Lucknow 41 P/14 Wingham
Other
Special Comments: 

Most of the route runs through private property - some privately owned campgrounds are available along the route.
Thanks to Lloyd Bowles for the following additional information and correction to the novice river rating I had originally assigned to this route.

"I was rather surprised to see that the Maitland is rated as novice for river travel. When I ran it from Benmiller to Goderich at low water, there were too many ledges to scout & no way of seeing what is below the ledges. A number of the ledges seemed almost as high as the falls where the one portage is. I asked a local whitewater canoe fanatic about it & was told that it definitely rates an "intermediate". He has done it a number of times at varying water levels. His son was involved in the rescue of a kayaker below one of those ledges."