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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2019, 9:24 pm 
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The Barlow lake canoe loop is a "lost" loop located in the west arm of lake Nipissing, southwest of St. Charles. My Grandfather used to paddle the route back in the late 50's, acting as a fishing guide for sportsman both local and foreign. Scouts also used to paddle this area frequently.

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With the construction of several bush roads in the area, the route became obsolete as boats could be cached and many of the small lakes accessed much more easily.

I set out to retrace the route (or at least a very similar route) that my grandfather would have paddled back when he was a fishing guide. I filmed it and made a short video, which can be found below.

Overall a pretty fun route. I would recommend it if you're in the area and want a cool weekend adventure.

Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=157zNMIhaQdikRHWb2ohGEs64hGH0ImHP

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLiiHWJMmag


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2019, 6:19 am 
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Great trip in very pretty shield country, thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2019, 7:52 pm 
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Nice country. Thanks for posting.


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PostPosted: September 23rd, 2019, 11:42 am 
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Very nice, thanks for sharing. Had not heard of that loop before.

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PostPosted: September 23rd, 2019, 12:56 pm 
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Good work, Cameron! Thanks for sharing your report here.


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