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SouthPort Paddle in Bruce County
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South Port Paddle

For a nice short ride, launch your canoe at County Road 17 near Burgoyne and paddle to County Road 3 near Southampton. As you start to paddle away from your starting point, the river takes you to just outside Port Elgin. You will be able to see the water tower and a few tall buildings, before the stream takes you back into the countryside towards Southampton. Dock your canoe or kayak on the bank of the river along the way to stop for a lunch break, before continuing on your journey and eventually ending up at the bridge on County Road 3. After you pack up your canoe, take a short drive into Southampton to visit one of the many restaurants, or take a look around at the downtown's unique shops. Make sure to visit the sandy beach and take in a beautiful sunset while you're in the area!

Click here for more information about the Saugeen River.

Please note: this access point is closed due to construction of the bridge. The access will reopen in 2019 with a brand new launch point. 

Start Point

County Road 17 Access Point #13

End Point

Country Road 3

7.5 kms (2 hours)
The Saugeen River