Saugeen River Canoe Route
Downtown Paisley to North end of Paisley
(paddle time 1hrs)
Proceeding past this dock and under the bridge, paddlers will note the Teeswater River flowing over a dam and joining the Saugeen. Imagine this same perspective when the Queens Bush was becoming settled with families floating all their possessions on wooden rafts down the river to this same junction of the two rivers. Shortly downstream, the North Saugeen also joins the main River. The Teeswater and the North Saugeen are great tributaries to paddle in the high water of spring. Observant paddlers will notice a dike that encircles half the town. That dike shows just how high the river can get! Finally upon exiting Paisley, paddlers will pass under Bruce county Road 3 and come to an popular canoe launch at the north end of Paisley.
Paisley - North End
Location: Saugeen River bridge north of Paisley, north side of the bridge, on the west side of the road.
Directions: Travelling north on Hwy# 9, take County Road #3 (Elora Road) turnoff just past the town of Mildmay. Follow County Road #3 to Paisley. Access spot is at the Saugeen River Bridge north of Paisley, north side of the bridge, on the west side of the road.
Facilities: Parking, put-in, picnic tables, garbage
Description: Access 50m down gentle slope to the rocky shore. A County of Bruce sign is at the side of the road.
Boat put in location.