Township of Ramara
Waterway: Green & Black River
Distance: 8km Loop
Time: 3 – 3.5 hours
Type of Route: Loop
Launch Point: Poplar Lane – 7882 Poplar Lane, Washago, ON.
Parking: No parking available. The parking at this location be restricted at the boat launch to facilitate the launching and remove of boats or any other motorized or non-motorized watercraft (15 min loading/unloading zones). See the Township of Ramara’s Waterfront & Parking Strategy for full details.
NOTE: You will be paddling against the mild current on your return paddle from Wasdell Falls. Spring can be heavier current. Please respect and obey the rules of the waterway. Always paddle within your ability. (UPDATE July 2019: Due to higher than usual water levels you will experience a very strong current on your return paddle. Please take this in account)
The Green River is a true hidden gem in Orillia & Lake Country. The quiet waters are in the middle of nature where the feeling of remoteness is present. The river is named for its green colour and clear waters, and this is evident where it meets up with the Black River. Paddle this route where you will pass marsh areas with beaver lodges and beautiful birds and see the fish swim through the crystal clear waters. Just past Mill Island you will come to the Washago Grist Mill, originally built in 1873, currently used as a private residence; to the left of the mill is a small waterfall. To the other side of Mill Island you will find a town dock where you can connect to the quaint village of Washago, a perfect spot to grab a refreshment. You can continue your route up to the Northwest end of the river where you will find a small rapid that ends this portion of the river at a private property. If you are ambitious and want to extend your paddle, you can connect with the Black River and venture to Wasdell Falls.
Points of Interest
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