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Paddle Route: The Sauble River

Paddle the Sauble River route on your canoe or kayak through the red pine plantations and ancient sand dunes. Stop and portage at the cascade waterfall at Sauble Falls, and continue on to the sandy shores of Lake Huron. This quiet ride is great for explorers looking to discover the more secluded sections of river in Bruce County.


Start Point: Sauble River Access #1

End Point: Sauble River Access #2

Key Points

Distance: 3 km

Days: < 1 Day

Surface: Mostly Calm Waters

Good For:

Experienced Paddlers

For a calm 1-hour ride down the winding Sauble River, start at Sauble River Access Point #1, located within the gorgeous Sauble Falls Provincial Park. From there, make your way down the river to Sauble River Access Point #2, located within Sauble River Marina and Lodge Resort. The water is calm and gentle as it carves its way through ancient sand dunes along the banks. From the river, you will be able to see the quiet red pine forests that are plentiful in this area of the County.

Be sure to bring your camera and keep an eye out for beavers, muskrats or other forest animals that make their way down to the river for a swim. Once you reach Sauble River Access #2 and you pack up your canoe or kayak, take a short drive into the downtown community of Sauble Beach. Here you can stop for a delicious dinner at one of the many dining options and treat yourself with an ice cream cone. Don’t forget to take a stroll downtown to discover the local shops and stores. And lastly, what better way to close out the day than a walk along the famous Sauble Beach? Known as the world’s second longest freshwater beach, Sauble is abundant with sandy shores and gorgeous sunset views.

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Now available for download, the Paddling Map is the perfect companion piece when you’re planning your trip or getting out onto the water.

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