Im thinking of paddling thought the Peterborough lift locks.
I would like to put in at Del Crary Park, paddle across Little Lake, and up the canal. Through lock #20, Ashburnham. Continue paddling up the canal to lock #21, Peterborough Lift Lock. Then paddle up the canal until it meets the Otonabee River (Trent River). then follow the river back down to Little Lake and Del Crary Park. There are 4 dams that I would need to portage around on the Otonabee river. Has anyone done this before? Is it possible to do this? Any input would be great.
P.S. Anyone want to come with me?
This is a picture of the Peterborough lift lock, it lifts 20 meters/ 65 feet, to allow boats to navigate the canal.
when were you planning to go?
Hello Sound Chaser
Have not picked a date yet. I would like to try this in a couple of weeks. Hope you can come. I want to see if Wally and Lincoln and yourself want to go. Just going to try and pick a day that works for all of us. If that is possible. What days are good for you?
That is one very cool looking lock. Where in Canada is it located?
The lock is located in the city of Peterborough, in the province of Ontario. Peterborough is located about 140 km's /90 miles north east of Toronto, Ontario.Peterborough is located on the Trent River. http://www.trentsevern.com/newsite/
I am trying to plan a day trip to paddle the lift lock in Peterborough Ontario. I am going to set Sunday August 14 as the day to do this. Anyone is welcome to come.
I wish I could make that date, but I have a trip for that weekend which due to high demand has been booked for 3 months.
It is a 'GLSKA' skills/ learning weekend where some senior paddlers volunteer their time to teach kayaking skills. Can't say enough about this group...you can't beat free!
Thank you for the link. I'd be interersted in how the paddle turns out.
From the looks of the lock and its surrounding locks I am going to have to schedule a vacation to that area one summer and drag my kayak along.
Sound Chaser good luck with your skills/learning weekend.
Just to up date here, so far its just Lincoln and myself. I was thinking of changing the date to Sunday Augaust 21. Let me know if this works better.
21st is good for me.
I can't make the 21st
How about the 20th?
Anyone knows how is the current? Is it slow running?
From what I have seen, the canal has very little to no current.
The river I am not sure about. The section I want to paddle has a 75 foot elevation difference and 4 dams to portage around. So I'm expecting there to be some faster moving water, but I'm not positive on this.
I don't want to take any chance if it is fast flow. I will try to find out too. Otherwise 20th works for me if we are not meeting early morning. For me it means before 10 am. )
I could not find any info re:current speed.
So did anyone go on this trip?