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2023 Trip Guide

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2023 Trip Guide

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Mad River Paddle Co in Calabogie, Ontario offers a range of services to cater to paddlers including equipment rentals; canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, allowing individuals and groups to enjoy paddling on Calabogie Lake and surrounding waterways. Whether paddling with your own equipment or theirs, the staff at Mad River Paddle Co can also assist with trip planning and provide advice on recommended routes, safety considerations, and local points of interest.
Sign up for extra fun like sunset yoga or a Thursday night social paddle on a different local waterway each week. Mad River Paddle Co also offers group outings; corporate events, team-building activities, family fun and special occasions such as bachelor/bachelorette parties. Rent the Mega Board and get 8 paddlers on one giant sup or let the kids play on it all day. They also have Shark bikes, peddle a bike -sup and see the water from a different perspective. You can even borrow a rod from their tackle share program and try your hand at fishing! Mad River Paddle Co provides a customized paddling experience, catering to both beginners and experienced paddlers and ensuring everyone can make the most of the beautiful waterways. Mad River boasts Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream for your après paddle family fun and recommends the great local eateries including our local brewery just steps away from our rental shop and boutique, the Mad Shak.
Starting at
$20 USD
$25 CAD
Per Hour

Trip Highlights

  • See nestling bald eagles and their eaglets
  • Paddle the calm waters of Grassy Bay
  • Catch amazing sunsets

Quick Facts


  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Paddleboarding


  • Recreation
  • Fishing
  • Kayak Day Touring
  • Yoga


  • Rentals


  • Small Lakes & Ponds
  • Big Lakes


  • North America


  • Half Day


  • Lodge or Resort-Based


  • No


  • Custom

Special Interest

  • Family
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Beer Tasting
  • Bachelor or Bachelorette
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

What Guests Are Saying

Such a great addition to the Ottawa Valley. Kayak, e-bike and SUP rentals for the summer. Kicksleds, e-bikes and snowshoes for winter. They have a try-before-you-buy option which is great. Paddle nights every Thursday to get you out on the water at different locations. Great way to meet people. Owners are wonderful people.

- M&M Travel
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