Sherwood River

The following is from Ole Hendrickson's Bonnechere River watershed travel notes – July and August 2011.

Friday August 5 – Sherwood River and Marsh

I drove from my camp to the culvert on Peplinskie Settlement Road, stashed my bicycle in the woods, and drove with the canoe to the culvert under Paugh Lake Road.

Sherwood River downstream from Paugh Lake Road culvert

The Sherwood Marsh is one of the lesser-known gems of the Bonnechere watershed. Several beaver dams but generally no problem finding an open channel for paddling. I saw four bitterns – one almost brushed my face when it flew out of the reeds.

Another view of the Sherwood Marsh – cattle access here

Take out at the downstream end of the Marsh is a bit difficult. I paddled almost up to the culvert, dragged the canoe over rocks through the culvert to the far side and up the embankment to Peplinskie Settlement Road. It was only mid-afternoon after I bicycled back to the Paugh Lake Road culvert and retrieved my car, so I returned to Wilno Road North and paddled upstream to Mountain Chute to take pictures (it was late the previous day and I was pushing to get back before dark).

Mountain Chute

Upstream from Chute