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Kevin Callan's top 50 canoe trips.
It's no surprise that Kevin Callan lives in Peterborough, Ontario, deep in the heart of canoe country and home to the Canadian Canoe Museum. He has written 12 other books on canoe trips in Ontario, and this new book will be welcomed by his many readers, especially novice canoeists.
Some of these routes are well known, and others are hidden secrets. Callan gives all the information paddlers need to complete each route, from detailed descriptions and maps of all access points to accurate portage lengths and important river features, as well as general advice on everything from running rapids to shuttle arrangements - all embellished with historical notes and his trademark humor.
Ranging from two-day paddles to week-long expeditions, Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario includes 40 routes taken from Callan's Paddler's Guides series, including: Turtle RiverWhite RiverNellie Lake LoopEighteen-Mile Island LoopOld Voyageur ChannelBig Trout LoopNipissing RiverBarron CanyonLeopold's North Country LoopThe Pines LoopSturgeon Lake/Olifaunt LakeWabakimi Provincial ParkBark Lake LoopYork River
The book also includes 10 new routes that Callan has yet to share with his readers. They include: Elliot Lake Blue Lake LoopLake Superior Provincial Park's Old Woman LakeSpanish River, Biscotasing Lake LoopIsland LakeUpper Ottawa RiverAlgonquin's South Panhandle
Here are the 50 best canoe routes of Ontario as chosen by one of Canada's most famous paddlers.