The canoe routes within the Kushog Lake watershed are historic native canoe routes which served as important access routes to hunting and fishing grounds until the mid-1800s.

The canoe routes of the Frost Centre Area, (e.g., St. Nora-Kabakwa-Big Hawk-Sherborne Loop), previously developed and maintained by the MNR are now managed by the Township of Algonquin Highlands, though the Haliburton Highlands Water Trails (HHWT), in partnership with the MNR and the Township of Lake of Bays.

Transport Canada requires that paddlers carry certain safety items on canoes, kayaks, and even kiteboards and stand-up paddleboards.

The minimum you need is a PFD and sound signalling device.

Beyond that, the required equipment varies by type and length of your boat, and where and when you plan to paddle. If you’re not sure what you need, check with Transport Canada..

Paddle Safety: