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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 from Little Current clockwise to Tobermory.

Specific inclusions.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park, Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Park.

Neighbouring regions.
Routes in neighbouring regions are described in the following threads.
French River region
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=33992
Georgian Bay basin
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=36202
North Channel and its basin
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=31543
Southwest region
http://myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=32785

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 (southern part only).
http://www.hanifworld.com/Georgian-Bay.htm
White Squall link list.
http://www.kayakgeorgianbay.com/links.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
Ohmann, Sarah Newman and Bill Newman. Guide to Sea Kayaking Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario: The Best Day Trips and Tours, Globe Pequot Press, Old Saybrook (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.

Killarney village and area. Information.
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
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/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Access Little Current
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.
At the moment, I have no Georgian Bay entries starting here.

Access Killarney area
Option 1: Start in Killarney village. I can't suggest specifics on where to park; maybe just ask around.
Note: Paddlers travelling east 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; maybe paddle farther from shore to avoid giving them a real fright.
Option 2. Start at the parking lot near the mouth of the Chikanishing River. Parking permits (required) can be purchased at the George Lake entry point.

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

Chikanishing River. Etches Island, Hawk Island, West Fox Island. 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.

Chikanishing River. Hawk Island and Fox Islands. Guide.
Source: 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.

Chikanishing River. Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Guide.
Source: 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.

Chikanishing River. Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Online, Photos.
Ed note: Guided trip.
Author: Marc Charron.
Route is unspecified; start was almost certainly from 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.

Chikanishing River. Philip Edward Island circumnavigation. Online, Journal, Photos.
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
Photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 843531638/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Chikanishing River. 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.

Chikanishing River. 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 Creek, 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.

Chikanishing River, Bustard Islands, McCoy Islands, Parry Sound. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description (condensed, from 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
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Chikanishing River, ... ALLAN. 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,
ALLAN: Fix
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Britt - Bustards - Britt - Killarney.
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.

Killarney area. Martins Island. 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.

McGregor Bay. Online, Journal.
Location: Killarney, Little Current, Whitefish Falls area.
Source: paddling.net
Ed note: McGregor has many cottages and motorboats, very little camping.
Author: JiveTurrky.
Route description: Route not specified.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?1591
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access French River and Pickerel River
French River Provincial Park. Information.
ALLAN
French River PP permits.
Permits are required, but I was unable to find a list of places where you can purchase permits; the official French River PP site was on on 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.
Comment on the coverage.
I have reserved this (the Georgian Bay Coast) thread for lengthy trips on the Bay itself. As a result, most Routes starting from the French / Pickerel access points listed below are posted 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.

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: Contains excerpts (with drawings) from the journals of Samuel de Champlain, Alexander Henry, Alexander Mackenzie and Anna Brownell Jameson.
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
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; at least one report lists Byng Inlet as the starting point but the author may be 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, Naiscoot River mouth; return. 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 (ALLAN): Byng Inlet, Dead Island, Bustards, Byng Inlet.
Title at source: Georgian Bay - Bustard Island Trip Report.
CCR discussion:
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=24897
Source:
http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/t ... -bay-trip/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Access Bayfield Inlet, Sturgeon Bay Provincial Park and Pointe au Baril
Bayfield Inlet provides quick access to the bay. Access from the other two points, though possible, is much longer and I know of no parties that have used them.

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 Parry Sound area

Dillon

Dillon, Shawanaga Island, Limestone Islands, Mink Islands, Franklin Island, Dillon. 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.

Dillon, McCoy Islands, Mink Islands, Franklin Island, Dillon. Online, Journal, Photos.
Author: Marc Charron.
Route description: Dillon's Cove, 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.

Dillon, McCoy Islands, Limestone Islands, Dillon. 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.

Snug Harbour

Snug Harbour, Mink Islands, McCoy Island, Limestone Islands (Nature Reserve), Snug Harbour. 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.

Snug Harbour, Snake Islands, Mink Islands, Snug Harbour. 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.

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 settlement, 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.

Parry Sound.
Melissa: "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."

Access Killbear Provincial Park
Killbear Provincial Park. Information.
http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/killb.html .
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Killbear PP, Parry Island, Sandy Island, Killbear PP. 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.

Access Massasauga Provincial Park
Massasauga Provincial Park. Information.
ALLAN

Massasauga PP. Wreck Island. Guide.
Source: Stone, Kas. Paddling & Hiking Ontario’s Southern Shield Country. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2005).
Chapter 8. The Massasauga.
Georgian Bay and Wreck Island
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Massagauga PP to Beausoleil Island and Honey Harbour. Guide.
Source: Wilson, Hap. Canoeing and hiking wild Muskoka: an eco-adventure guide. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Ed note: Source does not provide an extensive list of campsites; much of the area is privately owned.
Coverage, map 1: Access via Blackstone Harbour, or Woods Bay, or the Moon River; Captain Allan Strait, Moon Island, Sharpe Island, Wreck Island.
Coverage, map 2: Loon Island past Twelve Mile Bay and O'Donnell Point, outside Moose Bay, past Alexander Bay (access by "Moose Point").
Coverage, map 3: Outer route past Long Island; inner route through The Serpentine, Moreau's Bay and Go Home Bay (accessed from the Musquash River); past Campion Island.
Coverage, map 4: Past Cognashene Lake, Musquash Channel accessed by the Musquash River), Bone Island, Honey Harbour.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Massasauga PP. Wreck Island. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Robert Keeler.
Route description: Wreck Island, from Massasauga Provincial Park.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2206
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Massasauga PP. Sharpe Island, Wreck Island, Blackstone Harbour. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Sharpe Island, Wreck Island, Sharpe Island, Blackstone Harbour and Calhoun Lodge; return.
Title at source: Backcountry Lite.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/massassauga/index.html
Another trip to the same region:
Route description: Sharpe Island and Wreck Island.
Title at source: Roaring stove and shutterbug.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000277.html
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Massasauga PP area. Online, Photos.
Author: Jack_007 of Canadian Canoe Routes.
Blackstone Harbour and Moon River Falls.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 863814727/
Camping on Wreck Island.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 585579810/
Campsite and trip to Wreck Island.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_1962/ ... 730311663/
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Access Woods Bay
Ed note: I expect that most parties would drive to Woods Bay rather than paddle the Moon River in order to access the Bay.

Woods Bay, Umbrella Islands, Chancellor Islands, Wreck Island, Sharpe Island, Woods Bay. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Woods Bay, Moon Island, Mainland Point, Sans Souci and Fryingpan Island, Running Island, Umbrella Islands, Chancellor Islands, Wreck Island, Sharpe Island (Massasauga PP), Woods Bay.
Title at source: Umbrellas I Have Seen.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/umbrellas/index.html
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Moon River Bay. Online, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Ed note: Moon River Bay is just east of Woods Bay.
Author: Robert Keeler.
Route description: Day trip from marina.
Title at source: Moon River Bay, Moon Basin and Moon Falls.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?2181
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Access Twelve Mile Lake

Twelve Mile Lake, Western Islands; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Twelve Mile Lake, O’Donnell Point, crossing, Western Islands; return.
Title at source: Western Islands Crossing and Sitting.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000282.html
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Access intermediate points
Several roads run from Hwy 400 to the Bay; I have no reports of paddling parties using them.
This part of the Bay is heavily cottaged (in both numbers and size), heavily motorboated (ditto) and moreover lacks campsites.

Access Gibson area
Few trips access the Bay from this area.

Access Honey Harbour
I have no details on launch points.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Information.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/georg/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_B ... ional_Park
Online guided tour [Ed note: short!].
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/georg/visit/visit7_E.asp
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Beausoleil Island. Information.
Beausoleil Island is part of
Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
ALLAN: Expand entry.

Beausoleil Island. Guide.
Source: Callan, Kevin. (A Paddler’s Guide to) Ontario’s Cottage Country. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003).
Route description: Three Routes from Honey Harbour: Torch Point, Chimney Bay and the north point.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Beausoleil Island. Online, Journal.
Author: Dorothy Van Esbroeck.
Title at source: Top 10 Reasons to Kayak Beausoleil Island.
ALLAN: Link likely broken.
http://www.geocities.com/glska/Autumn05.html
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Beausoleil Island. Online, Journal.
ALLAN
Author: Darren Cope.
http://dmcope.freeshell.org/beausoleil2.htm
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Beausoleil Island. Online, Journal.
ALLAN
Author: Darren Cope.
http://dmcope.freeshell.org/beausoleil.htm
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Honey Harbour and Beausoleil Island area. Online, Journal.
Source: Guillemot Kayaks Library.
Author: William Whalen.
Route description: Honey Harbour, Big Dog Channel, Cedar Springs (Beausoleil Island), Little Dog Channel, Frying Pan Bay, Musquash Channel, Go Home Bay, Bushby Inlet, Go Home settlement, Go Home River, The Narrows; turn back; The Serpentine; turn south, Honeymoon Bay (Beausoleil Island), Goblin Bay, west coast of Beausoleil Island, Gin Islands, Beausoleil Point, Cedar Spings, Honey Harbour.
Title at source: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure to Georgian Bay.
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/Buildin ... anBay.html
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Honey Harbour, McCrae Lake; return. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Private site.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
Route description: Honey Harbour, Beausoleil Island, ... . creek, McCrae Lake; return.
Title at source: Madness in May.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/mccrae/index.html
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Access intermediate points
The reach between Waubaushene and Tobermory is off the Shield, heavily populated and rarely paddled by trippers. I have no information on it.

Access Tobermory area

Bruce Peninsula National Park. Information.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/bruce/index_e.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Peni ... ional_Park
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Bruce Peninsula National Park. Online, Journal.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000201.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Fathom Five National Park. Information.
Fathom Five National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/index_E.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathom_Fiv ... arine_Park
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Fathom Five National Park. Online, Journal.
Author: Johanna Wandel.
http://johanna.wandel.ca/babbles/archives/000273.html
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Fathom Five National Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, Ontario Forum.
Author: Tomek.
Route description: Dunks Bay, Flowerpot Island, Storm Haven Beach; Grotto and hiking (Cave Point); return.
Title at source: TR - Fathom Five and Bruce Peninsula - kayaking.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 08&t=34105
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Fathom Five National Park. Diving Guide. Online, Guide.
Source: cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
Ed note: If you use this information, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières, Fédération québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK).
http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Content: Copy of brochure.
http://192.77.51.51/~cleduc/Canot/Canad ... gGuide.pdf
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Georgian Bay. Online, Photos.
Source: paddling.net
Author: Phil Allin.
Three short trips:
(a) Killbear Provincial Park, Johnson Island, Giffen Island.
(b) Franklin Island, from Killbear PP.
(c) Chikanishing River, Fox Island, Philip Edward Island, Anchor Island.
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?457
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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.
Jeff

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