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Looking down the Oneida Route on the Grand River.
Links to our main paddling routes... the Cayuga Route . the Oneida Route
Paddling trips on the Oneida Route of the Grand River in Ontario, is a more aggressive trip... and is not recommended for those who have never done river paddling before.
The start point is 16 km north of King George Rd exit, just off the 403 Highway.
This 13 km paddle starts at the village of Glen Morris... paddling through a 1 km easy but rocky rapids to the town of Paris. There are no stores on the river.
There is a portable washroom at the start point... but for those who like flush toilets we provide a map to the Tim Hortons locations on our reservation form.
Start time is 10am and 12pm for the Oneida... if late we will send you on the Cayuga at 10:30am or 12:30pm
The picture all marvel at... someone on the end of Noahs Ark... overlooking the Oneida Run!
How the Oneida Trip Works:
1) You must make a reservation in advance... we don't want you to arrive with us being sold out. In the reservation you can choose your own starting time.
2) Once you reserve, we send driving instructions & what to bring.
3) When you arrive, you register, get oriented about your trip.. then equipped and packed. If going without a guide, a river map is provided and reviewed.
4) Along the way you can explore and swim... the day is timeless... no set time to be off!
5) At a marked point near the end, those without a guide call to alert us that they are near the end point.
6) We meet you at the end point, collect all the equipment... then shuttle you back upstream to your vehicle. The return shuttle ride is about 20 minutes.
For Reservations Call 519-442 2519 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oneida averages 1 meter in depth
It has 1 kilometer of stoney rapids Class 1
The river is 50-75 meters wide
You can swim in the river, but wear shoes
There are few biting bugs, no poisonous snakes
A very beautiful wilderness setting.
Lots of different birds
This route does not have an early takeout.
One can picnic on the islands
There are no washrooms on this route.
There are no stores along the river.
There are fresh water springs along the way
Most people take 4-5 hours to paddle
We provide dry bags for your cameras & personals
There is an emergency walk-out trail on the left side
Many people mistake the river Muskrat for a beaver... beavers have big flat tails that smack!
Things To Experience on the Oneida Trip
Visit the 300 year old hollow syscamore tree
Have lunch on an island
Paddle about one kilometer of Class 1 splash
Drink from springs
Visit a beech forest for wild ginger and garlic
Go body surfing
See the rock with the "spring" in it.
Paddle through the famous "Three Sisters"
See Noah's Ark... no it is not an osprey nesting platform!
Watch Our Body Surfing (3 min Video)
Paddling by the Three Sisters... the oldest railway in Ontario... something from "Lord of the Rings"