Townships of Ramara & Severn

canoe icon 1 - Discover the Gentle Greenkayak icon 1 250x250 - Discover the Gentle GreenSUP icon 1 - Discover the Gentle Green

Waterway: Green River

Distance:  7 – 9 km Loop

Time: 2-3 Hours Out & Back

Difficulty: Easy

Type of Route: Loop

Launch Point: Poplar Lane – 7882 Poplar Lane, Washago, ON.

Parking:   Parking Free on Poplar Lane, Washago

caution - Discover the Gentle GreenNOTE: There is a current on the way to the falls just past Mill Island and there is a small rapid with private property at the end of this route. You must paddle back up stream to exit the water. Please respect and obey the rules of the waterway. Always paddle within your ability.

The Green River is a true hidden gem in Ontario’s Lake Country. The quiet waters are in the middle of nature where the feeling of remoteness is present. The river is named for its green colour and clear waters, and this is evident where it meets up with the Black River. Paddle this route where you will pass marsh areas with beaver lodges and beautiful birds and see the fish swim through the crystal clear waters. Just past Mill Island you will come to the Washago Grist Mill, originally built in 1873, currently used as a private residence; to the left of the mill is a small waterfall. To the other side of Mill Island you will find a town dock where you can connect to the quaint village of Washago, a perfect spot to grab a refreshment. You can continue your route up to the Northwest end of the river where you will find a small rapid that ends this portion of the river at a private property. If you are ambitious and want to extend your paddle, you can connect with the Black River and venture to Wasdell Falls.

Boat Launchboat launch icon 2 - Discover the Gentle Green

Outfitteroutfitter icon 1 - Discover the Gentle Green

Provincial Parksprovincial parks icon 1 - Discover the Gentle Green

Shore Launchshore launch icon - Discover the Gentle Green

Launch Locationstag - Discover the Gentle Green

Points of InterestPOI icon 1 - Discover the Gentle Green

How to Use Map

Zoom in and out of the map by using the +/-. Click on the icons for more information (including launch points, outfitters, points of interest). To view the map in a larger format, click the square “view larger map” icon on the right hand side. When in this view, you can print and share the map.