Township of Severn

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Waterway: Coldwater River, North River & Matchdash Bay

Distance: 13km Loop

Time: 3 – 4 hours

Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate

Type of Route: Loop or Linear

Launch Points:

 (1) River St. – 74 River St. Coldwater, ON.
(2) Swift Canoe & Kayak – 3050 Mayhew Rd., Waubaushene, ON.
(3) Big Rock at Lawson Line – 1309 Lawson Line, Coldwater, ON.

Parking:  Coldwater Rd. & Upper Big Chute Rd. (donation for Coldwater Conservation Club appreciated), or Swift Canoe & Kayak (free), or Big Rock at Lawson Line (free)

caution - Coldwater River VoyageNOTE: A Northwest wind can make this route more difficult. This is a popular spot in the fall for duck hunting, take caution. Please respect and obey the rules on the waterway. Always paddle within your ability.

The Coldwater River starts just down the road from the heart of the Coldwater Village where you can stop and pick up refreshments and other products prior to your paddle. This is a scenic and easy route that connects to the North River and Matchedash Bay with a number of different launch point options. There is wildlife galore along this river with many species of ducks and other birds and animals spotted along the way. See the wood duck boxes along the Coldwater River route and an osprey nest at the start of the North River route. If you are an angler, this is also a great opportunity to hook a steelhead or salmon. If you’re up for a challenge, paddle out into the open waters of Georgian Bay, to Green Island another route available in this guide.

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