With 151 lakes and waterways, we are a paddler’s paradise.

1) Little Lake Paddling Route (Map)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Distance: 6.5 km loop
Portages: None
Put in/ Take-out: Beavermead Park on Ashburnham Drive, Rogers Cove on Maria Street, T-wharf by the Art Gallery on Crescent Street (parking at Del Crary Park)

2) Eels Creek Paddling Route (Map)
This route can be paddled in one direction only and requires some experience with paddling in moving water. Watch for (and portage around High Falls).

County Route Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Distance: 7km
Portages: 6 in summer, fewer in the spring. Longest portage is 162m
Put-in: Bridge at Haultain (Hwy 28)
Take-out: Bridge at Northey’s Bay Road

3) Sucker Lake Paddling Route (Map)
County Route Difficulty Level: Novice
Distance: 16km
Portages: 4
Put-in/Take-out: First Bridge on Beaver Lake Road
Note: Paddlers are advised to refer to the topographical maps before attempting this route.

4) Indian River Paddling Route (Map)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 5km one way
Portages: None
Put-in/Take-out: Warsaw Caves Conservation Area and Lions Park in Warsaw.

Tip: Another easy, scenic route in the City is from the Trent University rowing club down the canal to the Lift Lock and back.

5) Nogies Creek Paddling Route (Map)

Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 5km one way
Portages: 1 – 100 m
Put-in/Take-out: Bridge over creek on Bass Lake Road off County Road 36

Note: The creek disappears through rocks for short distances. You mus portage at this point and the footing is quite rough.

6) Keene Paddling Route
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Distance: 3km one-way
Portages: None
Put-in/Take-out: South side of County Road 2 just east of Keene