One of the premier canoe routes
in Southwestern Ontario
The Saugeen River canoe route is one of the premier padding destinations in southwestern Ontario as it follows the course of the Saugeen River from Durham Conservation Area near the town of Durham to its mouth on Lake Huron at the town of Southampton.
The route between Durham and Hanover (access points #1 and #2) will not be covered as the waters can be dangerous, have many portages, and are not generally on the traditional route, guided or otherwise.
The route between the Town of Hanover and Lake Huron at Southampton is 102 kilometres (67.2 miles) long, falls over 1000 feet, and passes through some of the most scenic areas of the region. Rated as easy to moderate in difficulty (except in spring) it makes the perfect voyage for a paddler of any experience.
Three portages must be completed along the way and while the journey on a whole will take at least 3 days to complete it can of course be accessed at many points along its course. Access points usually have parking available. Blue and white boat launch signs usually mark the way and point to the access points.
Location of Saugeen River Canoe Route
How to get to te Saugeen River Canoe Route:
The only way to access this kayak and canoe route is to arrive by car. You must determine where you would like to enter and navigate to find directions to the destination. Traditional access points:
Getting to the Saugeen River Canoe Route
Town of Hanover
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