Paddling Belwood Lake

  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Belwood Lake Park 8282 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus, ON N1M 2W5
  • 7


  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the paddle

Registration is closed
Paddling Trip Details
Paddling Title Belwood Lake
Date September 17, 2022
Registration Opens 2 weeks before the event (Day trips)
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Heather McClintock, Ralph Gardave
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s),
Trip Address Belwood Lake Park 8282 Wellington County Rd 18, Fergus, ON N1M 2W5
Body of Water Belwood Lake
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
(if different than trip address)
Arrival Time 10:00 AM
On the water time, ready to paddle
(Suggested 45 minutes after arrival time)
10:45 AM
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 12
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Launch Conditions Sand and pebbles
Bathroom Facilities on Site Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade C (Intermediate) Confident forward stroke; Confident reverse stroke; Confident turning strokes; Comfortable with performing an assisted rescue as a swimmer and rescuer *; Comfortable self rescue *; Able to tow another paddler *
Wind Grade C (Intermediate) Moderate 20-25 kms/hour
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade A (Beginner) Under 1 foot waves; No breaking waves (Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled; no whitecaps)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 2 kms
Landing Type Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Pebble; more steep; sand bars
Landing Frequency Grade D (Comfortable Intermediate) More than 5 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade C (Intermediate) Up to 20 kms
Overall Trip Rating Grade C (Intermediate)
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle No
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Costs Entrance fee to Belwood Lake Park required at gate
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless spot is filled.
Trip Details We will launch from the Belwood Lake Park at the south end of Belwood Lake. We will paddle north to the top end of the lake (7-8km). We will have lunch here in Belwood. Either bring your lunch or enjoy the bakery there, excellent sandwiches and butter tarts! There are picknic tables for lunch and an outdoor washroom facility. After lunch we will paddle back to the park.

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