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PostPosted: September 4th, 2009, 8:20 pm 
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Georgian Bay coast

Coverage.
Routes of primarily coastal nature, sorted by access point, from Little Current clockwise to Tobermory.

Inclusions.
Islands of Georgian Bay (for example Beausoleil), Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Park.
Coastal parts of Killbear and Massasauga Provincial Parks.

Neighbouring regions.
Routes in neighbouring regions are described in the following threads.
French River
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=33992
Georgian Bay basin
Ed note: The distinction between Coastal and Inland Routes not always being clear, please consult also entries at
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36202
Killarney
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=33993
North Channel and its basin
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=31543
Southwest
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=32785

Map of the Killarney region and nearby areas.
Author: JeffreyM.
Ed note: Posted in three CCR regions: Killarney, Georgian Bay coast, and North Channel and its basin.
The coverage is as follows.
Killarney Provincial Park.
Content:
All official park canoe routes.
The La Cloche Silhouette backpacking trail.
The George Lake to O.S.A. Lake portage.
The Chain Lake route.
The Threenarrows Lake shortcut.
Five other unofficial routes and portages.
Killarney Lakelands and Headwaters Provincial Park.
Content:
All official park canoe routes, plus another five unofficial routes and portages.
Lake Panache area.
Content:
The Augusta and Elizabeth Lake route.
The Star and Hock Lake route.
The Hannah and Little Hannah Lake route.
The Tri Lakes route.
The Reef Lake route.
The Annie Lake route.
Whitefish River area.
Content:
The Deerhound Lake route.
Lang Lake.
The Cross Lake route.
Whitefish Falls.
The Heaven's Gate backpacking trail.
Lower Spanish River.
Content:
The area around Espanola and the bottom end of the Vermilion River.
Lake Huron.
Content:
Bay of Islands.
Storehouse Bay.
La Cloche Channel.
North Channel.
Georgian Bay.
Content:
Killarney Bay.
Iroquois Bay.
The North and East Channels.
McGregor Bay. Frazer Bay.
Baie Fine.
Philip Edward Island.
The Fox Islands.
Plus.
All of the crown land in the surrounding area.
All historic canoe routes and portages, plus 19 extra unofficial access points.
In short... every canoe route and backpacking trail in the area.
http://www.thekillarneymap.com/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Georgian Bay coast. Information.
Books and videos about Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
http://www.lynximages.com/huronmain.htm
Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_Bay
Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO).
http://www.gbbr.ca/
Georgian Bay Forever.
http://www.georgianbayforever.org/#
Georgian Bay Association.
http://www.georgianbay.ca/index.html
Georgian Bay Land Trust.
http://www.gblt.org/
Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council.
http://www.helpourfisheries.com/
Waterkeeper Alliance.
http://www.waterkeeper.org/
Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association (GLSKA).
http://glska.freehostia.com/
GLSKA Georgian Bay Committee.
http://glska.freehostia.com/GBCom.html
GLSKA book shop.
http://glska.freehostia.com/Book.html
GLSKA link list.
http://glska.freehostia.com/Links.html
GLSKA trip reports and other Qayak articles.
http://glska.freehostia.com/Archives.html
GLSKA; Southeast Georgian Bay Paddling Destinations. Information.
http://glska.freehostia.com/GBay1.html
GLSKA; Bruce Peninsula Paddling Destinations.
http://glska.freehostia.com/Brucemap.html
Photos.
http://www.hanifworld.com/Georgian-Bay.htm
http://richcook.smugmug.com/Kayak-Touri ... /i-5Ns2MJv
http://www.skoac.org/IMAGES/Georgian_Bay/index.html
White Squall link list.
http://www.kayakgeorgianbay.com/links.html
Georgian Bay Coast Trail.
http://www.gbcoasttrail.com/
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/v ... oast-trail
Georgian Bay coastal tour.
http://www.visitgeorgianbay.ca/
http://www.visitgeorgianbay.ca/motorcycle-tour.cfm
http://northeasternontario.com/page.php?id=28
http://fednor.gc.ca/eic/site/fednor-fed ... 03763.html
http://www.canadream.com/tripPlanning/G ... stalRoute/
http://www.northernontario.travel/motor ... orgian-bay
Some Georgian Bay maps.
http://www.georgianbayfishing.com/georgian-bay-map.html
Brazer, Marjorie Cahn. The Sweet Water Sea: A Guide to Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. Heron Books (1987).
Campbell, Claire Elizabeth. Shaped by the West Wind: Nature and History in Georgian Bay. UBC Press, Vancouver (2005).
Courtin, Gerald M. A little NATURAL HISTORY OF NORTHERN GEORGIAN BAY. Source: White Squall.
http://www.whitesquall.com/pdf/naturalhistory03.pdf
Gutsche, Andrea and Barbara Chisholm. The North Channel and St Mary’s River: A Guide to the History. Lynx Images, Toronto.
http://www.lynximages.com
Gutsche, Andrea, Barbara Chisholm and Russell Floren. Alone in the Night: Lighthouses of Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island and the North Channel. Book, video and DVD. Lynx Images, Toronto (year?).
http://www.lynximages.com
Gutsche, Andrea, Barbara Chisholm and Russell Floren. Ghosts of the Bay: The Forgotten History of Georgian Bay. Book, video and DVD. Lynx Images, Toronto (year?).
http://www.lynximages.com
Newman, Bill; Sarah Ohmann and Don Dimond. Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior and Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours. Globe Pequot Press (1999).
Ohmann, Sarah and Bill Newman. Guide to Sea Kayaking Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario: The Best Day Trips and Tours. Globe Pequot Press (1999).
Reynolds, Jonathan and Heather Smith: Kayaking Georgian Bay, Boston Mills Press, Erin (1999).
Stone, Kas. Paddling and Hiking The Georgian Bay Coast, Boston Mills Press, Erin (2008).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Access Little Current
Ed note: Routes extending west from Little Current are posted in the thread North Channel and its basin
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=31543
The North Channel entry starting at Little Current provides no details regarding parking, launching, etc.
I know no Georgian Bay entries starting from this access point.

Access Killarney area
I suppose that it is possible to start in Killarney village but I know no permitted place to park.
Some parties start from the Rocher Rouge campground.
Paddlers travelling east from Killlarney often encounter clapotis near Red Rock Point, especially later in the day. Tourists seem to enjoy the spectacle as we struggle to round the point. To avoid the reflected waves, paddle farther from shore (and so perhaps not give the tourists a real fright).
Most parties start at the parking lot near the mouth of the Chikanishing River. Parking permits (required) can be purchased at the George Lake entry point.

Killarney village and area. Information.
Ed note: Posted in both regions, Georgian Bay coast and Killarney.
Derry, Margaret E. Georgian Bay Jewel: The Killarney Story. Poplar Lane Press (2007).
http://www.poplarlane.net/
Derry, Margaret E. Manitoulin and Region: Voices from the Past. Poplar Lane Press (2010).
http://www.poplarlane.net/books/life-an ... past-2010/
Derry, Margaret E. Killarney Memoir: Summers over a Century. Poplar Lane Press (2008).
http://www.poplarlane.net/
Links.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killarney,_Ontario
http://www.killarneyhistory.com/
http://www.poplarlane.net/
http://www.municipality.killarney.on.ca ... tages.html
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caon0344
http://municipalityofkillarney.ca/#!Killarney_026
http://www.killarneyoutfitters.com/
http://www.killarney.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review- ... tario.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=killarne ... 60&bih=667
Rocher Rouge campground.
Location: Southeast of the village.
http://www.rvparkreviews.com/view_campg ... Campground
http://hikecampandtravel.com/ontario-ki ... -rouge.php
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Rocher+R ... 60&bih=667
http://www.campscout.com/campground/ON0079/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Manitoulin Island, Killarney, Philip Edward Island, Bustard Islands, Key River. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Bob Knapp.
Route description: South Baymouth, Owen Channel, Tamarack Point, Smith Bay, Big Burnt Island, Killarney; return trip to Philip Edward Island (lost paddler); shuttle to Chikanishing Creek, Philip Edward Island again, Beaverstone Bay, Point Grondine, Bustard Islands, Deadman’s Island, Key River (river and settlement).
Title at source: South Baymouth to Key River.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=1832
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney to the Key River. Online, Guide.
Excerpt from Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior and Michigan: The Best Day Trips and Tours by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann and Don Dimond.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?524
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney to Parry Sound. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description (condensed, from the report): Chikanishing River, Desjardin Point, The Chickens, Bustard Islands, Churchill Islands, Champlain Island, Naiscoot River mouth, Bayfield Inlet, Point au Baril, McCoy Islands, Snake Islands, “Parry Sound” (no details).
Title at source: Tour of the Bay.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/Bay05_1/
http://johanna.wandel.ca/Bay05_1/page2.htm
http://johanna.wandel.ca/Bay05_1/page3.htm
http://johanna.wandel.ca/Bay05_1/page4.htm
http://johanna.wandel.ca/Bay05_1/page5.htm
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Title at source: Georgian Bay: Killarney to Parry Sound.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2127
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney to Hartley Bay (French River). Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Daniel K Jenkins.
Route description: Chikanishing Creek (by shuttle from Hartley Bay), Philip Edward Island, past Big Rock Portage, The Chickens, Green Island, The Fingerboards, Sand Bay, French River Main Outlet. Dalles Rapids, Tramway Point, Main Channel, Hartley Bay.
Title at source: Killarney to Hartley Bay.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=1814
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney area, including George Island. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: paddlemyfanny.
Route description (“15.6 miles”): Return day trip from Rocher Rouge Campground (north of Killarney). George Island, east to One Tree Island;
Title at source: Killarney ON: Georgian Bay
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=136202
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney area. McGregor Bay. Online, Journal.
Location: Killarney, Little Current, Whitefish Falls area.
Source: paddling.net
Route description: Route not specified.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1591
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney area. McGregor Bay, etc. Online, Maps.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: umnov.
Title at source: Day 1. Fishing at Killarney campsite. 11.3 miles. East Sampson Island and area.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=37896
Title at source: Day 2. Rain and Pike Lake. 7.3 miles. Burnt Island, East and West Channel, …
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=38280
Title at source: Day 3. Hike to mountains. 8.1 miles.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=38293
Title at source: Day 4. Portage and hail. 5.2 miles.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=38294
Title at source: Day 5. Just swimming, fishing around. 6.0 miles.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=38295
Title at source: Canada 2010. 31 miles. Iroquois Island, Ishmael Lake, Helen Lake.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=755870
Title at source: Canada 2010 and 2008. 79 miles.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=755903
Title at source: Canada 2010 1st Day. 31 miles.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=756234
Title at source: Canada 2010 1st Day. 7.3 miles.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=756251
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killarney area. Online, Maps.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: paddlemyfanny.
Day trip of “8.9 miles”); map only.
Title at source: Killarney ON: Chickanishing River and Georgian Bay.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1012919
Day trip of “14.0 miles”; map only.
Title at source: Killarney ON: Killarney Bay from Rocher Rouge Campground.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1012927
Day trip of “16.2 miles”); map only.
Title at source: Killarney ON: Georgian Bay and Collins Inlet.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1012931
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Philip Edward Island and area. Information.
Ed note: I assume that the access and egress points for the following entries are the Chikanishing River.
http://www.killarneyoutfitters.com/trip ... ak-pei.php
http://www.explore-mag.com/paddling-phi ... ard-island
http://www.chrismar.com/P05zPEI1.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU4kp1xqun8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m4HeivtYgQ
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Re ... tario.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=philip+e ... 60&bih=622
http://www.jaykerrphotography.com/blog/ ... orgian_bay
http://www.meetup.com/KW-Backcountry/events/29911701/
http://www.meetup.com/KW-Backcountry/events/48095832/
etc.
Map.
One source says that a map of the island is available at MEC. Perhaps the same map is available at the Friends of Killarney Park online store.
http://www.friendsofkillarneyparkstore. ... p-p/04.htm
Fox Islands.
http://www.jaykerrphotography.com/blog/ ... orgian_bay
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2011/ ... foxes.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=fox+isla ... 60&bih=667
Hawk Islands.
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.p ... 09&start=0
http://marccharron.blogspot.ca/2009/07/ ... n-bay.html
http://www.parkerclan.ca/pei2013.php
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Hawk+Isl ... 60&bih=667
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island. Killarney to near Beaverstone Bay; return. Online, Notes,
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Dorothy van Esbroeck.
Route description: Chikanishing River, Collins Inlet, Le Hayes Island, Solomons Island, Marten (Martins?) Island, West Fox Island, West Desjardin Bay, past Big Rock Portage, Hamilton Island, Bateman Island, Crume Island and Deer Island; turn back; Silver Island, Collins Inlet, Chikanishing Creek.
Title at source: Philip Edward Island.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2171
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island circumnavigation plus Baie Fine. Online,
Source: Private site.
Author: Michael.
Route description: Chikanishing River, Collins Inlet, Beaverstone Bay, south shore of the island, Killarney, Lansdowne Channel, Rat Portage Cove, Hole in the Wall, Baie Fine, day trip to the “Pool”; return to Killarney and Chikanishing River.
http://ckayaker.blogspot.ca/2008/06/phi ... art-1.html
http://ckayaker.blogspot.ca/2008/06/phi ... art-2.html
http://ckayaker.blogspot.com/2008/06/ph ... art-3.html
http://ckayaker.blogspot.ca/2008/06/kil ... -fine.html
http://ckayaker.blogspot.ca/2008/06/her ... chips.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Guide.
Callan, Kevin. A Paddler’s Guide to Killarney and the French River. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2006).
Also Callan, Kevin. Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario. Firefly Books, Richmond Hill and Buffalo (2011).
Title at source: Philip Edward Island.
Route description: Chikanishing River, West Desjardin Bay, Big Rock Point, Bateman Island, Hincks Island, Beaverstone Bay, Burnt Island, Collins Inlet, Mill Lake, Chikanishing River.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Online, Photos.
Ed note: Guided trip.
Author: Marc Charron.
Route is unspecified; start was almost certainly at Chikanishing River.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Philip Edwards Island (near Killarney). July 2008
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2008/07 ... -near.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Online, Journal, Photos. Map.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Jack_007.
Route description: Chikanishing River, past Western Entrance, West Desjardin Bay, Big Rock Point, Bateman Island, Hincks Island, Beaverstone Bay, Burnt Island, Collins Inlet, Mill Lake, Chikanishing River.
Title at source: Canoeing around Philip Edward Island, Ontario, August 11-20.
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=36561
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.com/2010 ... sland.html
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2010/ ... sland.html
Photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 843531638/
Map.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/4942661027/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Toronto Outdoor Club.
Author: Gary Ataman.
http://www.torontooutdoorclub.com/event ... entid=1791
Photos.
http://public.fotki.com/torontooutdoorc ... gust/1791/
Photos
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: boothash.
Route description (“33 miles”): Two-day circumnavigation.
Title at source: Killarney - Circumnavigating Philip Edward Island.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=786831
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: XC Ottawa.
Author: Megan McTavish.
Route description: Return trip on the south shore.
http://www.xcottawa.ca/articles.php?id=2633
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Ontario Adventure.
Author: Mike Stiell.
Route description: Fox Islands (two nights) from the river.
http://ontarioadventure.com/georgian-ba ... -trippers/
Title at source: Georgian Bay's Phillip Edward Island: a Perfect Place to Explore for First Time Expedition Kayaking.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Marc Charron.
Route description: Chikanishing River, Etches Island, Northeast Hawk Island, Martins Island, West Fox Island, Chikanishing River.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Etches Island. July 2009
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2009/07 ... first.html
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Northeast Hawk Island. July 2009
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2009/07 ... n-bay.html
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Martins Island. July 2009
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2009/07 ... -back.html
Title at source: Georgian Bay - West Fox Island. July 2009
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2009/07 ... eaded.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Guide.
Callan, Kevin. A Paddler’s Guide to Killarney and the French River. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2006).
Title at source: Fox Islands.
Route description: Chikanishing River; descriptions of West Fox Island, East Fox Island, Hawk Island, Green Island,
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Guide.
Stone, Kas. Paddling & Hiking Ontario’s Southern Shield Country. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2005).
Chapter 10. Killarney
Chikanishing River and Georgian Bay Coast.
Route description: Chikanishing River to Red Rock lighthouse.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: paddle4fun.
Route description: Chikanishing River, West Fox Island, West Desjardin Bay, return.
Title at source: Philip Edward Island – July 2011.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=39467
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Journal, Photos, Maps.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Includes excerpts (with drawings) from the journal of Anna Brownell Jameson, plus an excerpt from Adele Loosemore’s history of Killarney village.
Author: Jack_007.
Route description: Chikanishing River, South Point of Philip Edward Island, Jaws Island, Winakaching Bay, Crab Island, Le Hayes Island, Jill Island, Solomon Island, day trip to Killarney village, return to Solomon Island, Lowe Island, Martins Island, Philip Edward Island, Chikanishing.
Report.
Title at source: Canoeing on Georgian Bay, South of Philip Edward Island, Ontario--August, 2012.
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2012/ ... th-of.html
More photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 846528711/
CCR post.
Title at source: Key River, French River Park, Philip Edward Island.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=40614
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Journal, Photos.
Sources: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum; private site.
Ed note: Same source as another entry.
Author: Tomek.
Route description: Chikanishing River, Fox Islands, Hawk Islands, Green Island, Fox Islands, Chikanishing River.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Britt - Bustards - Britt - Killarney.
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 80&start=0
More photos.
http://crazyravr.smugmug.com/gallery/57 ... 3620_KRWmh
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Photos.
Sources: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum; private site.
Author: Watersong.
Title at source: Pictures from Martin Island (off the coast of Philip Edward).
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=36403
Photos.
http://picasaweb.google.ca/watersong11/ ... irectlink#
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Nancy Morgan.
Route description: Chikanishing River, South Point Island, Rattle Island, Winakaching Bay, Le Hayes Bay, Le Hayes Island, Solomon Island, West Desjardin Bay. “Campbell, Martel and Silver Islands, through Silver Island Channel around big Rock Point and into Garbage Bay”; return. Fox Islands, Martin Islands, Blockbuster Island, Mocking Bird Island, Collins Inlet, Chikanishing River.
Title at source: Philip Edward Island.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2654
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Marti Uher.
Route description: Chikanishing River, Fox Islands, Hawk Islands, Green Island, Scarecrow Island, The Chickens, Return to Killarney. George Island. Killarney. Hike “The Crack” and other trails.
Title at source: To Kiss the Killarney Stones.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=1941
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Philip Edward Island area. Online, Notes.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Wendy Killoran.
Route description: Chikanishing River, Le Hayes Island, Solomons Island, Fox Islands; return.
Title at source: Sojourn on a Georgian Bay Island.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2188
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Access French River and Pickerel River
French River Provincial Park. Information.
Please consult the information at
French River region
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=33992
French River PP permits.
Permits are required, but I was unable to find a list of places where you can purchase them; the official French River PP site was no help. Last I heard, you can purchase permits at the Key River marina on Hwy 69, at the post on Hwy 69 at the French River, and at Hartley Bay. Better check by phone.
Comment on the coverage.
This thread (Georgian Bay Coast) describes lengthy trips on the Bay itself.
Routes starting from the French / Pickerel access points listed below, and continuing on Georgian Bay, are posted only in the thread French River region
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=33992
Access options near Hwy 69.
1. The marina on the north side of the French river, east of Hwy 69. It’s a long paddle to the Bay.
2. Hartley Bay Marina on the French River. Parking is by valet; not all paddlers are pleased with the result.
3. The marina (I haven’t used it since the change in ownership) on Cantin Lake (IR land). From here, you can paddle down the Pickerel River to the junction with the French River or you can head up through Trestle Gully Lake and portage (check map for what is IR land) past Little French Rapids to the French River. Either way, it’s another long paddle to the Bay.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bustard Islands. Information.
Location: South and a bit west of the Main Outlet (French River).
http://www.killarneyoutfitters.com/trip ... stards.php
http://www.blackfeather.com/kayak/kayak ... ustard.htm
http://www.whitesquall.com/multi-day-ka ... liday.html
http://www.paddlingontario.com/package. ... kageID=254
http://www.horizonsadventures.ca/trips- ... tards.html
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Bustard+ ... 60&bih=667
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River, Fox Islands (Killarney), Pickerel River. Online, Photos.
Author: Tom Angelakis.
Route description: “… Hartley Bay, … Old Voyageur Channel, … Georgian Bay, … Point Grondine, Hen Island, Sugar John Bay, Beaverstone Bay, Dear Island, Bateman Island, Big Rock Portage, Fox Islands (near Killarney), … Hawk Island, Whitefish Bay, Dead Island, and the Pickerel River.”
Title at source: French River - Georgian Bay - Fox Islands (near Killarney) - Pickerel River (July 30 - August 6, 2004).
http://tomangelakis.tripod.com/Georgian ... 202004.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

French River to Ste Marie among the Hurons. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Tom Angelakis.
Route description: Hartley Bay, The Elbow, Sand Bay, Bass Lake, Pratt Island, Dead Island, Key Harbour, McNab Rocks, Charles Inlet, Wadw Island, Mink Islands, Virtue Island, Snug Harbour, Lally Island, Waubuno Channel, Parry Island, Sans Souci, Wilkinson Island, Big David Bay, Gunn Island, Long Island, Cecil Island, Bushby Point, Musquash Channel, Beausoleil Island, Wye River, Ste Marie among the Hurons.
Title at source: Georgian Bay: French River (Hartley Bay) to Ste. Marie among the Hurons (July 2002).
http://tomangelakis.tripod.com/Ste%20Marie.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Key River
Access is from the marina on Hwy 69; the Bay is 14 km downstream, often into a head wind.

Key River to the Bay; return. Online, ALLAN
Author: Chris Lawson.
Route description: Key River access, Key River, past Key Harbour and into Georgian Bay, Dead Island Channel, … , return to Key River.
http://cmkl.ca/georgianbay/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Key River, Bustard Islands, Fingerboards, French River delta, ... Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Hwy 69, Key River, Georgian Bay, Bustard Islands, Fingerboards, Whitefish Bay, French River delta (Main Outlet, Eastern Outlet), Fox Islands, Eastern Outlet; remainder not documented.
Title at source: French 2000 / Sea Kayaking on Georgian Bay.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/bustards/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Key River. French and Pickerel River area. Online, Journal, Photos, Maps.
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Notable for excerpts from the writings of Champlain, Brébeuf, Pratt, Anna Jameson (and her sketches), Alexander Henry (The Elder) and Alexander Mackenzie,
Author: Jack_007.
Route description: Key River, Georgian Bay, Pickerel River and Sand Bay, Eastern Outlet, Dead Island, Genesee Bay, Sand Bay, Key River.
Report.
Title at source: Canoeing on the Key River and Georgian Bay, Ontario, August, 2012.
http://ontario-nature.blogspot.ca/2012/ ... n-bay.html
More photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 846244728/
CCR post.
Title at source: Key River, French River Park, Philip Edward Island.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=40614
Also
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserRevie ... ml#REVIEWS
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Key River. Bustard Islands area. Online, Journal, Notes, Photos,
Source: Private site and Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Comments on many campsites.
Author: Ted.
Route description: Key River, Key Harbour, Dead Island, Bustard Islands; day trip through Gun Barrell Channel; Tanvat Island, Major Island, Depot Island, Key River.
Report.
http://www.parkerclan.ca/georgian-bay2012
CCR post and discussion.
Title at source: Sea Kayak Trip Georgian Bay and the Bustard Islands.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 08&t=40366
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Magnetawan River
Note: Do not plan to paddle to the Bay from the east side of the highway; that is all IR land and you will be trespassing.
Most parties use Britt; one report lists Byng Inlet as the starting point but the author is perhaps referring to the inlet rather than to the settlement.

Britt to Hartley Bay. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Route description: Britt, Outer Fox Island, Eastern Outlet, French River to take-out (Hartley Bay?).
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?534
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Britt, Bustard Islands and French River delta, Britt. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Same source as another entry.
Author: Tomek.
Route description: Britt, Georgian Bay, Champlain Island, Dead Island, Bustard Islands, French River delta, Dead Island, Britt.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Britt - Bustards - Britt - Killarney.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 80&start=0
More photos at
http://crazyravr.smugmug.com/gallery/57 ... 3620_KRWmh
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Britt, Churchill Islands, One Tree Island; Britt. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Britt, Champlain Island, Churchill Islands, One Tree Island, Churchill Islands, Lamondin Point, Britt.
Title at source: Classic Georgian Bay.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000192.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Britt, Dead Island, Britt. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Britt, Champlain Island, Dead Island, Britt.
Title at source: Paddle to Dead Island.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/DeadIsland03/index.html
Another Dead Island entry (access point unspecified):
Title at source: Dead Island Deluge / Ah, Those Russians.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/deadisland04/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Britt, Dead Island, Henvey Inlet, Britt. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Britt, Cunningham Islands, Black Bay, Champlain Island, past Key river mouth; Henvey Inlet, Britt.
Title at source: One More Paddle (A weekend on Georgian Bay in September).
http://johanna.wandel.ca/DeadIsland/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Britt, Dead Island, Britt. Online, Photos, Map.
Ed note: Part of French River PP.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: JPeets.
Route description (“21 miles”): Return trip from Britt to Dead Island.
Title at source: 2013 Georgian Bay kayak trip - Britt to Dead Island.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2192162
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Britt, Naiscoot River mouth, Britt. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Britt, Norgate Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth; return.
Title at source: The Lee Bowes Roll and Nap Tour of the Bay.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/norgate/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Byng Inlet, Bustard Islands, Byng Inlet. Online, Photos.
Author: Bryan Hansel.
Route description: Byng Inlet, Dead Island, Bustards, Byng Inlet.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Bustard Island Trip Report.
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=24897
Source (sad to say, link is dead).
http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/t ... -bay-trip/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Naiscoot River and Bayfield Inlet
Naiscoot. There is no parking where Rte 529 crosses the river, except by prearranged permit. It is 10 km from the bridge to the Bay.
Bayfield Inlet. Parking is available off Rte 529A. The area is heavily cottaged but you can probably find a campsite in an hour or so.

Naiscoot River to Pickerel River; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Ed note: Parking at the Naiscoot bridge on Rte 529 is on a reserved basis only.
Author: Allan Jacobs.
Route description: Rte 529, Naiscoot River, Georgian Bay, past Foster Island, through Norgate Inlet, past Magnetawan River mouth, past Henvey Inlet, Dead Island, Key Harbour, Whistler Bay, Sand Bay, Bowens Bay, Pickerel River, Moose Bay, Sand Bay, Whistler Bay, past Key Harbour, past Henvey Inlet, Free Drinks Passage, past Magnetawan River mouth, Norgate Inlet, past Naiscoot River mouth, Chicken Liver (sic) Channel, Naiscoot River, Rte 529.
Title at source: Northeast Georgian Bay, Naiscoot River to Pickerel River.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=36529
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bayfield Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth, Norgate Inlet; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Bayfield Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth, Foster Island, Norgate Inlet; return.
Title at source: As Summer Winds Down.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000617.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bayfield Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth, Bayfield Inlet. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Ed note (2012): The inside passage from the North Channel to Bayfield Inlet has been bone-dry for years.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Bayfield Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth, North Channel, Middle Channel, South Channel, Bayfield Inlet.
Title at source: Big Water, Hot Rocks & Swamp Bashing.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/naiscoot2/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bayfield Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth and Charles Inlet; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Ed note (2012): The route from the North Channel to the Middle Channel and Charles Inlet has been bone-dry for years.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Bayfield Inlet, Naiscoot River mouth, day trip on back route through Charles Inlet; return.
Title at source: chick trip kicks.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/naiscoot/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Sturgeon Bay PP, Pointe au Baril and Shawanaga area.
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park.
Not used by paddlers as best I know, and so I see no point in providing information.
Comments from jedi jeffi:
1. Forget Sturgeon Bay; it makes private campgrounds look spacious.
Most spots are right on top of each other, and yes I stayed there a few years ago with the trailer, paddling okay, way too many boats and people (noisy + ) too many drunk fishermen and very little in park enforcement.
If you are looking for some quiet time together, go for a few portages. Early start on the water in the morn.
2. Campground sites suck (too crowded), lots of power boats but has parking and access to the islands there.
I have no idea about crown land islands in the area though, but it is a fairly protected body of water.
Pointe au Baril.
Not used by paddlers as best I know. Parking is a problem and it’s a long paddle to the Bay, dodging speedboats; then you have to find a place to camp in a “cottage”-infested area.
Shawanaga area.
Not used by paddlers as best I know.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Dillon

Limestone Islands and Limestone Islands Provincial Nature Reserve.
Ed note: Sensitive area, landing is strongly discouraged.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limestone_Islands
http://www.ontarioparks.com/nonoperatin ... oneislands
http://www.trailsandtamaracks.ca/671.trl
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Big McCoy Island. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Vivian Wade.
Title at source: McCoy Island Trip.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2186
Photos.
https://picasaweb.google.com/KazKusmier ... feat=email
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Big McCoy Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Betty Brown.
Route description: Dillon, Cona Island (Hertzberg chain), Table Rock Channel, Big McCoy Island, Dillon.
Title at source: Big McCoy Getaway.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2207
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

McCoy Islands, Mink Islands, Franklin Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Marc Charron.
Route description: Dillon, Polley Island, … , Edge Island, Twin Sisters Island, Big McCoy Island, Archer Island, Birnie Island, Garland Island, Rapier Island, Green Island, Henrietta Point of Franklin Island, Snug Harbour, return to Franklin Island, Lenice Island, Wrinkler Island (not at Toporama), Dillon’s Cove.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Franklin, Mink and McCoy Islands. Sept 2008
http://marccharron.blogspot.com/2008/09 ... lands.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

McCoy Islands, Limestone Islands. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Dillon, McCoy Islands, Limestone Islands, Hertzberg Archipelago, Dillon.
Title at source: McCoys Kayak Trip.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000179.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Shawanaga Island, Limestone Islands, Mink Islands, Franklin Island. Online, Journal, Photos, Maps, Links.
Author: cobain_lg.
Route description (not necessarily in order): Dillon, Stoll Island, shipwrecks, Shawanaga Island, barrel and lighthouse of Pointe au Baril, Wade Island, Limestone Islands, Big McCoy Island, Langridge Island, Mink Islands, Red Rock, Franklin Island, Lenice Island, Franklin Island, Dillon.
Title at source: Georgian bay 5 day trip.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=34054
http://awholebunchofings.blogspot.com/2 ... -camp.html
http://awholebunchofings.blogspot.com/2 ... round.html
http://awholebunchofings.blogspot.com/2 ... oy_14.html
http://awholebunchofings.blogspot.com/2 ... minks.html
http://awholebunchofings.blogspot.com/2 ... sland.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Snug Harbour

Snug Harbour to Killarney. Online, Journal.
Source: Guillemot Kayaks library.
Author: Harry Weidman.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Red Rock Island, Mink Islands, McCoy Islands, Head Island, Flat Rock Island, One Tree Island, Bustard Islands, Temple Rocks, Grondine Rock, Hen Island and the Chickens, Popham Point, Pinch Island, Killarney village; shuttle to Snug Harbour.
Title at source: Sea Kayaking in Georgian Bay.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Trips/Weidman.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Franklin Island. Online, Notes, Photo.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Dorothy van Esbroeck.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Franklin Island; return.
Title at source: Franklin Island. August 1-3.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2117
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Franklin Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Šárka Lhoták.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Franklin Island, circumnavigation; return
Title at source: Franklin Island: Paddling Season “Warm-up” Trip.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2129
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Franklin Island and Mink Islands. Online, Notes.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Jennifer Kilbourne.
Route description: Snug Harbour, circumnavigation of Franklin Island, Mink Islands; return.
Title at source: Franklin Island Trip.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2229
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Franklin Island, Big McCoy Island, Mink Islands, Franklin Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Rob Muylwyk.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Snug Island, Shebeshekong Channel, south coast of Franklin Island, Henrietta Point; return north on Shebeshekong Channel (east side Franklin Island, Galna Island (north end of Franklin Island), Rocko Island, Twin Sisters Island, east coast of Big McCoy Island, Dart Island, Elmtree Island, Green Island, Mink Islands, Stalker Island, Henrietta Point, Snug Harbour.
Title at source: Minks and McCoys the Long Way.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2213
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Franklin Island and Big McCoy Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Text: Dorothy van Esbroeck.
Photos: Terry Carleton.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Snug Channel, Franklin Island, Red Rock, Green Island, Big McCoy Island, Oak Island, Franklin Island, Snug Harbour.
Title at source: Mink and McCoy Islands. August 3-7.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=2120
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Mink Islands, McCoy Island, Limestone Islands (Nature Reserve). Online, Journal, Photos.
Limestone Islands Provincial Nature Reserve.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/lime.html
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Red Rock, Mink Islands, McCoy Island, Limestone Islands, McCoy Island, Henrietta Point, Snug Harbour.
Title at source: The Bay that I Love.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/limestones/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Snake Islands, Mink Islands and Green Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Snug Harbour, Snake Islands, Mink Islands and Green Island, Snake Islands, Snug Harbour.
Title at source: The Sure Thing.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000213.html
Another trip to the Snakes:
Route description: Snug Harbour, Snake Islands, Snug Harbour.
Title at source: Piddle, Paddle, Early Season.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000257.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Parry Sound

Ed note: CCR member Melissa provided the following.
“One more access point in the Parry Sound area is Oak Point Marina, at Oak Point (also called Wasauksing Marina), just south of Parry Sound. This makes for good access to the Cathcart and Umbrella Islands.”
http://www.campinginontario.ca/Campground?id=559
http://parry-sound.cylex.ca/company/was ... 64887.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Umbrella Islands and Cathcart Islands. Online, Notes Photos.
Source: Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association.
Author: Rob Muylwyk.
Route description: Wasauksing Marina, Oak Point campground, Surprise Island channel, Good Cheer Island, Boyd Group, main Umbrella Island, Lally Island of the Cathcart Islands, Snake Islands; return.
Title at source: Umbrellas and Cathcarts.
http://www.glska.com/wp/?p=1124
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.


Access Killbear Provincial Park

Killbear Provincial Park. Information.
Information is filed in the Georgian Bay Basin region, at
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36202
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killbear Point area. Online, Map (only).
Source: Every Trail.
Author: QCTrail.
Route description (“4.0 miles”): Return day trip to Rose Island.
Title at source: Kayak in Killbear.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=841447
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Parry Island and Sandy Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Title at source: Walking the Walk / Cold Water Paddling in Early May.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/firstpaddle03/index.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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 Post subject: Re: Georgian Bay coast
PostPosted: August 28th, 2012, 5:26 pm 
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Hi,
One more access point in the Parry Sound area is Oak Point Marina, at Oak Point(also called Wasauksing Marina), just south of Parry sound. This makes for good access to the Cathcart and Umbrella Islands.


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 Post subject: Re: Georgian Bay coast
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Location: Milton
Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park,
Camp ground sites suck (too crowded) ,
lots of power boats but has parking and access to the islands there.
I have not idea about crown land islands in the area though.
but it is a fairly protected body of water.
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