Trip Reports

Braeside Trip Report

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May 26 2024

On a day when very little wind was expected, we launched from Braeside’s Red Pine Boat Launch where it is possible to park for free.  We paddled west. (We had previously enjoyed a paddle east of here to Robert Simpson Park.)  We quickly past Braeside Beach where we could have stopped or had a swim but we didn’t.  The shoreline had relatively few houses with lots of cedar trees, other trees, some sedimentary rock walls and a few old chains visible.  It was similar

to other places we’d been on the Ottawa River.  We saw Sand Point 4 km ahead of us with a lighthouse and public wharf. Many others were checking out Sand Point so we didn’t stop there.  There were many homes and cottages in the Sand Point area.  We paddled past Rhoddy’s Point and Rhoddy’s Bay with a nice private beach area and found a friend’s dock where we stopped to chat and get some local advice.  We continued as far as Stories Bay.  We watched for an eagle in Stories Bay but did not spot one.  We found a nice stopping spot in the bay and walked up to the public Algonquin Trail which ran along much of the shoreline we’d paddled.  We could hear ATVs enjoying the trail throughout our paddle.  Stories Bay was a wetland area with some families of geese and some interesting large rocks along the shore.  We’d paddled just over 10 km and decided to turn back. 

On our return we stopped to see the Sand Point lighthouse, Wharf Road and the parking for about 8 cars.  The sun came out.  We were back at our launch five and a half hours after we had departed.  It was an enjoyable paddle on a calm day. 

Braeside Sand Point InReach map

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Red Pine Boat Launch

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Red Pine Boat Launch

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Red Pine Boat Launch

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Braeside Beach

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Sedimentary Rocks

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Sand Point Lighthouse

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Stories Bay stop for food

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Algonquin Trail along shoreline

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End of Stories Bay

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End of Stories Bay

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Shoreline of Ottawa River 

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Shoreline of Ottawa River 

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Red Pine Boat Launch

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