Gloucester Pool-Georgian Bay

CanadaOntarioGeorgian Bay basin
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23 km
2 days
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15 m
Longest Portage: 
15 m
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Not applicable
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Starting at Port Severn Ontario. Launch at top side of the Port Severn lock. Paddle Little Lake, North on Gloucester Pool, and Little Go Home Bay. You will go through the Tunnel under Hwy #400. This takes you to Baxter Lake. You will go North on the lake until you reach the Dam. You will portage over the dam 15 meters. This drops you into the Georgian bay side. Paddle through SouthBay to Honey Harbour. Stop at Picnic Island for refreshments and Ice cream. Paddle South to Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Here we spend the night. Next morning continue South back to Port Severn.

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Sunsets are beautiful over Georgian Bay. This trip is a great weekend trip. Watch weather. Preplan if the second day of your preplan trip is to be windy, start trip on the Georgian Bay side then second day paddle to Gloucester Pool. You can camp on Buena Vista Point

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There are areas here to park your vehicle. Check with the marina operators or Christies Mill. During your trip you will encouter a lot of Loons and on Georgian Bay there are Osprey nests. Also great small mouth fishing along the plentyful shoals. Check new regulations for Pike and Bass.This is a great route. It is within 1 1/2 hours of Toronto and for you electronic buffs, your cell phone will work.