two happy people paddling in a canoe

Paddle Route: The Countrysider

Take the Countryside Ride for a beautiful paddle through rural Bruce County. This short ride is perfect for beginners, as it features calm waters with a few small sections of rapids. 


Start Point: Saugeen River Access Point #11

End Point: Saugeen River Access Point #13

Key Points

Distance: 11.5 km

Days: <1/2 Day

Surface: Mostly Calm Waters

Good For:

Beginner Paddlers

Start your Saugeen River Journey at the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area and paddle to the Burgoyne Access Point for a fun 3-hour ride. There are sections of small rapids throughout this portion of the river, created by the many small sandy islands that you will see in the middle of the water.

This section of the Saugeen is mostly lined by Family Farms that have been a part of Bruce County generations. You may see cattle or other farm animals watching you from a nearby pasture. After your gentle 3-hour ride, dock your canoe at Access Point #13 to end your journey.