From In Town and Out, June 15, 2013
Feel like you’ve escaped into the far off wilderness?
Well, your escape is merely 40 minutes from Ottawa. These sounds were recorded along the Mississippi River right here in the Ottawa Valley. The Mississippi River Canoe Route is about 200 kilometers long, and it flows from the Lanark Highlands through Carleton Place and out to the Ottawa River. It is one of the oldest recreational canoe routes in Canada, but it doesn’t get very much use these days. In the last 20 years, it has fallen out of favour in the paddling community, though little along the river has changed. Mike O’Mally and Alex Broadbent are hoping to put this paddler’s paradise back on the map.