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Minden Wild Water Preserve

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A very nice place to take the family.

A wonderful spot to experience up close what kayakers do. My kids loved watching the kayakers go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy N
Haliburton, Canada
fantastic natural watercourse

even though the area is under construction, it is still an amazing walk and the scenery is wild and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
linda k
Minden, Canada
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Bethel Road, Minden, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful spot to experience up close what kayakers do. My kids loved watching the kayakers go through their moves through the rapids. A lovely nature preserve.

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

even though the area is under construction, it is still an amazing walk and the scenery is wild and wonderful. it is exciting to watch the kayakers challenge the rapids

Thank linda k
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great place to check out nature. Rapids are great to see! Make a stop for a picnic! Look for the fish jumping out of the water!

Thank wellsiecanada
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years. The pan am games where held here as well. It's a very nice walk you can see how fast the water is really moving be careful not to fall in and get swept away. Most times you can see people...More

Thank Bz55
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Would have been better if the main lookout was not under Construction. We did travel down the psth along hwy20 i believe so we did get a chance to see some great views. Would definitely go back,do a little bit more research first, but I...More

1  Thank dtabone
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My white-water kayaker husband practically lives at this place in the summer. He and his buddies rave about its challenges and beauty constantly. About 2.5 hours northeast of Toronto, the scenic part of the Gull River passing through the preserve has hosted international races (including...More

1  Thank GlobalZooey
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went for an afternoon excursion - Grandparents 2, children 2 and grandchildren 5. I had been before but the grandchildren hadn't and they loved it. Exciting to see kayakers doing what they do in the rapids and everyone was so friendly. Lots of photo opportunities...More

Thank 9gkids
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We love to walk down by the river It's so beautiful It was a beautiful the cave where very cool and the wild life was great

Thank chefkatanakafe
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Minden Wild Water Preserve was created by our very good lifetime friend Roger Parsons. We HAD to visit it as we had heard so many positive things. Being September, it was peaceful. Unfortunately we couldn't get into the actual reserve where there is a...More

2  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This site was created for kayak and canoe competitions. It was the site for the PanAm games in 2015. The site is really beautiful with the white water cascading over many rock obstacles. Trees hang out over the river. There is a short hiking trail...More

Thank ScubaPhil1
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