Begin your journey on the Mallard Way route at the Séguin Bridge River Access off County Road 9, north of St. Isidore. Launch your boat from the downstream side of the bridge and be aware that there is no other public access point to the River until the Village of Plantagenet. Paddle cautiously when approaching the railway bridge in Plantagenet Station—there is a small weir immediately downstream, which you will portage. Note: Exiting the steep riverbanks at this location can be challenging.
The stretch of the River between Plantagenet Station and the Village of Plantagenet is passable in the spring and early summer, but the rock outcropping known as the “pitch off,” may slow paddlers down. A survey of the natural features of the River from the pitch-off road should help you navigate your route. In the Village of Plantagenet, access the water at Plantagenet Village Park, off Plantagenet Road. Parking is available at this location.
Starting point: Seguin Bridge, County Road 9
Ending point: Plantagenet Road, Plantagenet
Estimated distance: 22 km (E-F on map)
Estimated time: 6 hours