Glen Morris to Paris – Grand River Canoe & Kayak Route
The Glen Morris to Paris canoe and kayak route is approximately 3 hours long. As it is the most scenic and least populated route, paddlers often considered it one of most beautiful parts of the Grand River. You will see very few signs of human presence. We consider this to be the best route along the Grand River to see wildlife.
|Grand River Canoe& Kayak Route||Length||Start Times||Level||Services OfferedOn This Route|
|Glen Morris to Paris||2.5 to 3.5 hours||9am, 11am, 2pm||Easy|
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Facts and History
Points of Interest - Sharp’s Rapid, Spottiswood Bluffs, Spring Island, Spring Rock, 3 Sisters, The 300 year old Sycamore, Paris Golf & Country Club.
Wildlife - you may see in this section; Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Belted Kingfishers, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawks, Turkey Vultures, Beaver, Whitetail deer, Muskrat.
Description - This is our most popular canoe route. It is well suited for novice and expert alike and definitely affords the best opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat.
This route is very special as it offers a look at a Carolinian Forest ecosystem. This type of forest is normally only found much farther south. For a climate such as ours, many of the plant and tree species found here are rare. There is a number of iconic natural landmarks that can be sighted along this canoe and kayak route. One of the most famous is a 300 year old Sycamore tree that has been hollowed out by carpenter ants. Sights such as this, and the abundance of wildlife make this route particularly special.
Paddlers often have many different wildlife sightings during a trip. One that had been absent from the Grand River valley for decades was the bald eagle. In recent years though the eagles have once again started nesting long the river. Along with eagles you will have the possibility of seeing raccoon, mink, muskrat, deer and beaver.
During your adventure you will also have the opportunity to stop by one of the many small islands. There you can enjoy a lunch or take a short break from your trip. There are also spot a long the river where you can drink from natural spring, or play in some of the gentle rapids.
Your canoe trip finishes in the town of Paris, Ontario. Known as the “Cobblestone Capital of Canada” Paris is a picturesque town first settled in 1829 and named for the areas deposits of Gypsum, used to make Plaster of Paris.
Don’t miss what many people consider to be “the prettiest section of the Grand River”