Cambridge to Paris – Grand River Canoe & Kayak Route
This longer canoe route is approximately 5 hours. It is an extended version of our very popular Glen Morris to Paris Canoe Route. Because of the increased length it is better suited for intermediate and expert skill levels. It is the most scenic and least populated route. You will see very few signs of human presence, it affords the best opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.
|Grand River Canoe& Kayak Route||Length||Start Times||Level||Services OfferedOn This Route|
|Cambridge to Paris||4 to 5.5 hours||9am||Easy|
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Facts and History
Points of interest - Mill Ruins, Spottiswood Bluffs, The 300 year old Sycamore, Sharp’s Rapid, Spring Island, Spring Rock, 3 Sisters, Paris Golf & Country Club.
Wildlife - Along this canoe & kayak route you may see: Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Beaver, Whitetail deer, Muskrat, Belted Kingfishers, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures.
Description - The Grand River Valley runs through the heart of a Carolinian Forest, a forest Ecosystem that is normally only found in areas much farther south. Many species of trees and other plants that are found here are considered to be rare to our harsh Canadian climate. During your paddle, be sure to keep an eye open for a local landmark, a very special Sycamore (a typical Carolinian tree species) that is over 300 years old and that has been hollowed out by carpenter ant over the decades.
It has only been in recent years that bald eagles have come back to the shores of the Grand River. As you paddle past Glen Morris, keeps your eyes open as many of our guides have had many sightings of Eagles and other Raptors. Also along this section you should keep your eyes open for whitetail deer, beaver, muskrat, mink, and raccoon that are common to the area.
During this trip there are many small islands that are perfect spots for lunch. There are also places to drink pure spring water fresh from an underground aquifers, and to ply in some of the set of gentle rapids along the route.
Once you’ve reached Paris your trip is just about finished. Paris has long been known as the “Cobblestone Capital of Canada” It is a small picturesque town first settled in 1829 and named for the areas deposits of Gypsum, used to make plaster of Paris.