Wilbermere Lake Paddle
Around the shore of Wilbermere Lake, with a side trip up-river to the beaver dam and then on down the Irondale River to the bridge (which happens to sit on the 45th parallel), is approximately 4.5 km. Put in at the boat launch on Earle’s Road and if you’re circling the lake clockwise, take a well-deserved dive off the dock at the swimming beach you’ll pass just before the final leg of the paddle.
Want more? If the water isn’t too low, go under the first bridge and on to Ted’s Lake and the second bridge (it’s an old cement one-laner). There’s a launch just before the bridge so you can stretch your legs before heading back to Wilbermere. Bridge to bridge is 1km, one way.
Don’t want quite that much more? If you happen to have 2 vehicles, leave one at each boat launch or if you want to add a walk to your paddle simple paddle from one launch to the other, beach your canoe to be picked up later, and then walk South Wilberforce Road back to where you started from (2.7 kms).
Note: Rapids just beyond the one-lane bridge may or may not be passible depending on water levels.
Look for Snail Mail GC55TK8, Brand New Bridge GC17FXP, Beans & Wieners GC5YPMP, Redneck Run #1 GCXM9R and visit www.geocachingcapitalofcanada.com for more Geocaching fun.