Ontario's Killarney Provincial Park is a paradise of rugged, windswept islands and turquoise lakes beneath white quartzite mountains. Nearby French River is a historic waterway once used by explorers and voyageurs, from the Ottawa River to Lake Huron. In A Paddler's Guide to Killarney and the French River, expert canoe tripper and nature writer Kevin Callan details the area's 30 best canoeing, kayaking and hiking trips, entertaining us along the way with tales of adventure and misadventure.
Featuring 15 up-to-date maps, this updated and expanded second edition contains canoe routes and hiking trails for outdoorspeople of all levels, from beginner to expert.
Here are some of the routes included:
- OSA Lake
- Threenarrows Lake
- Bell Lake / Silver Peak
- Panache Lake
- Nellie Lake
- Philip Edward Island / Fox Islands
- Bear Lake Loop
- Upper French
- Old Voyageur Channel
- French / Pickerel River Loop
- Eighteen Mile Island
- Okikendawt Island Loop.
Within these pages, readers will discover week-long paddles in Killarney's tranquil interior and along the Georgian Bay shoreline, weekend trips down remote stretches of the French River and day hikes to breathtaking vistas. A Paddler's Guide to Killarney and the French River will inspire readers to pick up their oars and experience one of the most picturesque natural spaces Ontario has to offer.
About the Author
Kevin Callan is the author of numerous books, including The Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park and the bestselling The Happy Camper. He is a featured speaker at many of North America's largest paddling and outdoors events, and his YouTube channel features many tips, tricks and wisdom for anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors.