Blakeney Rapids, near Almonte and Gananoque along the Mississippi River, is a terrific park-and-play whitewater spot when the water is high!
It is wide riverbed, with a number of channels that form between islands, and more than 10 ways to run them, providing plenty of variety and excitement. Lots of opportunities to push your limits, and tackle harder lines, or just cruise the sneaks. Plenty of push to the water at this flow.
The Blakeney Rapids Park, on the west shore of the river, is a popular spot, with birdwatchers and fishermen often scattered through the hemlock and pine forests and along the rocky shoreline.
From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 155 (March Road or Regional Road 49). Turn left or southwest onto March Road and follow it for 14.0 km to Martin Street North (Lanark 17) in Almonte. Turn right or northwest on it and drive 5.5 km to Blakeney Road at Blakeney. Turn left or west onto it and go 0.9 km to the far side of the Mississippi River bridge and the turnoff, on the left or northwest, to the Blakeney Rapids Park.