Trip Reports

Mississippi River - Pakenham to Blakeney

20201003 1121070 Edit EditMississippi River - Pakenham to Blakeney

On October 3rd, our small group ventured out to the Mississippi River at Pakenham to enjoy a paddle up to Blakeney (and back). The group was composed of Jame M. (a Club veteran), two new members - April S. and Francine L. - as well as Paul H. as leader.

We paddled south past the trailer park and ventured through the large concrete culvert up Glen (or Indian) Creek) for a short distance. The colours were beautiful with a mix of green coniferous and muti-coloured maple trees along the route. The rapids at Blakeney provided a pretty spot for lunch.

Although the skies threatened rain frequently during the day, we had at most a few spits of rain. With virtually no wind and cool but comfortable temperatures, paddling conditions were almost ideal (no sunblock and no bugs). We capped off the day with ice cream at Scoops in Pakenham.

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