The 15 km paddle route begins at Hutcheson Beach (9 Hutcheson Beach Road, Huntsville ON P1H1N4) on lake Vernon and paddlers make their way from the beach towards town, through the Vernon narrows under the Highway 11 bridge, through Hunters Bay and then meander through the town of Huntsville, passing by Fairvern on their way.
This year, in addition to the normal route, we are adding a smaller route option, a 5.5km paddle. Essentially everything with the event would begin the same but now participants would have the option of only going 5.5km and ending at the Summit Center. From there they would be taken by bus to Hidden Valley for the BBQ.
For those going the full disatnce as in previous years, the river opens into Fairy Lake, and paddlers traverse Fairy lake, passing by many homes, cottages and resorts towards Peninsula lake. Once at the end of Fairy lake, paddlers go through the narrows into Peninsuala lake, finishing their paddle at the Hidden Valley beach, and make their way up to the Hidden Valley Chalet (1655 Hidden Valley Road, Huntsville ON P1H1A4) for welcome and BBQ.