Lennox & Addington County has dozens of lakes and rivers to choose from. It's easy to launch a canoe or kayak and paddle to your heart's content.

Below are some of our favourite paddle routes. Unless the water is very low, none require portages.

 

 

Napanee River: King Street to Mink's Bridge

Approximate Distance (One Way): 4.7 km
Launching Point: King Street Boat Launch, 228 King Street, Napanee
Note: Paddlers can continue east to Strathcona, Newburgh, Camden East, Yarker and beyond. Portages required.

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Napanee River: Downtown Napanee to Unger Island

Approximate Distance (One Way): 10.7 km
Launching Point: Water Street Boat Launch, 22 Water Street, Napanee
Note: Paddlers may continue this route west into the Bay of Quinte, Hay Bay, etc. Kayaks and paddleboards are available for this route from Riverbank Rentals - June to September. Business is located at the boat launch.


 

Salmon River: Roblin to Teskey Road

Approximate Distance (One Way): 6.9 km
Launching Point: Salmon River Boat Launch: 3145 County Road 41, Roblin
Note: Paddlers can continue east to Croyden, Tamworth and beyond, eventually connecting with Beaver Lake Route (below). Portages required.

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Beaver Lake: Erinsville to the Mouth of the Salmon River

Approximate Distance (One Way): 6.9 km
Launching Point: Lions Beaver Lake Park: 5771 County Road 41, Erinsville
Paddlers can continue east to Tamworth and beyond, eventually connecting with the Salmon River Route (above). Portages required.


 

Big Mellon Lake

Approximate Distance (One Way): 4.6 km
Launching Point: Dark Sky Viewing Area Boat Launch, 7980 County Road 41, Erinsville
Note: Vessels can be dropped off at the launch. Vehicles can park up the hill in larger lot.


 

Little Mellon Lake

Approximate Distance (Full Loop): 2.6 km
Launching Point: Sheffield Conservation Area, 8032 County Road 41, Erinsville


 

Lower Mazinaw Lake

Approximate Distance (One Way): 10.6 km
Launching Point: Boat Launch, North Mazinaw Heights Road, Cloyne


 

Upper Mazinaw Lake

Approximate Distance (One Way): 6.5 km
Launching Point: Boat Launch, North Mazinaw Heights Road, Cloyne


 

Mackavoy Lake to Mazinaw Lake

Approximate Distance (One Way): 5.8 km
Launching Point: Boat Launch at Bear Pond Road, Cloyne


Looking for more places to launch?

We have dozens of lakes and rivers here in Lennox & Addington County. Check out our boat launch locations where you can hit the water and paddle countless kilometres of shoreline.