Sixty miles southeast of Sudbury, Ontario brings us to the put-in at Chicanishing Creek and the gateway to the Bay. Once out paddling among the islands, there is no schedule, no back country permits, no ferries, no designated campsites, just miles and miles of confusing rocky navigation, sometimes shrouded in fog, that seems to scare most boaters away--to the delight of those who travel by paddle. Though there are a few private cabins, most of this is public land for wilderness camping only--probably one of the best possible wilderness experiences left east of the Mississippi River. Services in the area are very limited, navigation difficult and weather rather unforgiving, therefore we recommend this as a guided experience.
Day 1: Rendez-vous in the Killarney Park Visitor Center at 11 am (2 hours from Sudbury, ONT.) Travel to put-in, pack for backcountry and set out for a 5 mile paddle to first campsite.
Day 2: After breakfast, we'll go through a skills workshop before we repack and head further afield to another fine island campsite in the bay.
Days 3-7: These days will be spent exploring islands, swimming, fishing, sunning, foraging for blueberries and paddling some of the prettiest waters I've ever seen. Binoculars, fishing gear, field guides and tall tales are all items that will enhance your experience. Stargazers will find these skies to be amazingly free of light pollution. Paddle back to the mainland on the afternoon of day 7 for a visit to Killarney village and get a jump on your homeward journeys.
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