For those of you that participated in last year’s Trimodal on Canadice Lake, we will return again to hike/bike/kayak/canoe in the DEC Hemlock/Canadice Forest and Canadice Lake area. We will meet at the kayak/canoe launch a mile or so south past the boat launch on Canadice Lake Road. Kayakers/Canoes should arrive at 3:30 to prepare their boats, bikers and hikers at 3:45 to begin our event at 4:00 sharp.
You may participate in one, two or all three events, providing you have your own kayak/canoe and bike. Those that participate in all three events (Wendy, Pam and Mark completed all 3 last year) should plan an extra hour to finish and will be given a present from Canadice Kitchens. It is truly amazing what this lake has to offer in recreation this time of year!
Hikers will head south from the kayak/canoe launch either by foot or carpool to the south hiking trail. From there they can walk as far as they want and return, or they can complete the entire trail for 4 miles to the north boat launch, where they can be transported back to their cars. estimated time 1 1/2 – 2 hours depending on speed.
Bikers will head north from the kayak/canoe launch, picking up the north boat launch trail and returning to the kayak/canoe launch. It is important to note that the Canadice Trail is mostly a dirt/grassy trail, and due to the recent storms and run off, bikers will need to keep an eye out for ruts. There are difficult areas between the 2 mile and 1 1/2 mile markers going south. estimated time 1 – 1 1/2 hours depending on speed and if you want to take any side trips along the way like Mark did last year.
Kayak/Canoes will launch from the kayak/canoe launch, head south, north or across the lake depending on weather and wind conditions. Please note that some owners of kayaks that are in the trimodal will allow others to use their kayaks only from 4:00-5:00 if you would like to try it out. They will be returning to the launch to pick up their boats to complete their 3 events from 5-6:00. Note that there is a kayak rental down on Canadice Lake Road. Nanette has offered to supervise the kayakers. estimate time for kayak/canoe – 1/2 hour – 1 hour
For those participating in all 3 events, biking first for an hour, walking bike to canoe/launch for an hour, then kayaking/canoeing one hour. estimated time 3 hours to complete all three.
Social will be held at Pati and Jim’s on Wheaton Hill Road. Watch for the Springwater Trail sign. Bring a dish to pass and BYOB. We will have appetizers at 6:30 and dinner at 7:00.
Directions: Meet at the Kayak/Canoe launch on Canadice Lake Road (2.9 miles south of Purcell Rd or 1.8 miles north of Johnson Hill Rd. Click for detailed directions.