Paddle the St. Mary’s River 2017
When: Sept 23, at 10 AM
Back up day in case of rain Sept 30th
Where: St. Mary’s River Access Point 1 to St. Mary’s River Access Point 3. We will meet at access point 1 which is where the Denver Bridge crosses the St Mary’s on the East Branch of the river.
Everyone is welcome you can bring your own Kayak or canoe or rent one from the Municipal Recreation Department. The paddle will be approximately 6 hours. Depending on weather, water levels and how many times we stop it may be longer. There are no class two water or above and you will find it mostly a gentle paddle. I would recommend this excursion to intermediate skilled paddlers and above.
The run takes us through Gunns Hole, Mckeens Pool, the Glenelg and Melrose Lakes, Silvers Pool, past the Cochrane Hill Gold Mine and much more. We will be getting out at access point 3 which is just after the Stillwaters begin on the Waternish Road.
Check out our interactive map located on the front of the SMRA Interpretive Center. For more information on the paddle contact the St. Mary’s Recreation Department or the St. Mary’s River Association at 522-2099
Coming soon - update on West Branch Project
Videos investigate the St. Mary's River Crow's Nest gold mine, abandoned since late 1800s!
See these remarkable videos & photos on the Goldmine webpage of our St. Mary's River Virtual Tour!
A RECENT INTERVIEW DONE WITH OUR VICE PRESIDENT, KENNY SILVER. Click here to view the article from the Chronicle Herald.
St. Mary's River Association
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see our brochure: River in Peril
Below - Mac, the old snapping turtle, caretaker of Silver's Pool. Photograph by Gilbert van Ryckevorsel.
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