On June 28th - 30th, we went off on our first Kejimkujik (AKA 'Keji') backwoods camping trip in 6 years. You can scroll back through our archives to see several other trips we have made to Keji.
After checking our gear thoroughly, we loaded up the car with gear and the canoe ...
... and headed out to Keji and Eel Weir where we launched ourselves into the park.
Eel Weir, being on a river, poses a small challenge to launch as you need to get out into the current and paddle upstream in very shallow water through several small rapids and rocky channels ...
... until you clear the river and enter into the first of many lakes.
Check out the Google map to see our overall three-day route in, around and out of the lake system and park.
After a fairly challenging paddle and portage (marked in green on the map) that took about 6 hours in extremely hot (~340C) temperatures, we arrived at Site 26.
After a refreshing jump in the lake, we set up camp and filtered some water.
The next day, we continued our tour around the lake system. We started out by exploring our own lake and getting a few shots of the site.
We then paddled along to Portage D ...
... and made the crossing to Peskowesk Lake where I set up my fishing rod for a few casts.
After fishing and paddling across Peskowesk, we landed at Portage F where we stopped for lunch. Since no one was at Site 31, we sat at the picnic table and enjoyed the lovely view.
After finishing our tour (marked in purple on the map), we enjoyed more jumping and swimming in the lake, before eating a hearty meal and watching the sunset.
On our third day, we arose before the dawn to catch a glimpse of the sunrise. Although it was behind the clouds, it was still quite a view.
A great feature of Site 26 is that you can view the sunset from one side of the site and the sunrise from the other side of the site.
After packing up, we took a leisurely paddle out through several lakes and short portages (marked in red on the map).
Finally, after three lakes and portages. we arrived back on Kejimkujik Lake and the final paddle back to Eel Weir.
Comment from: Rhonda Visitor
How lucky you are to live in such an amazing place. Do you think you will be giving guided tours in the future? And do you have a special package for farm folk? ;-))
Comment from: Member
Sure - tours are available - you just need a canoe, a tent and be willing to sweat a little bit!
Comment from: Maureen Visitor
Annette and Paul, another wonderful adventure. Such beauty , you are so fortunate to have this right at your doorstep.. Thank you for sharing , the pics are fantastic…great weather too..
Comment from: Jennifer Gatti Visitor
I am so jealous! I need to be outdoors again soon.
Awesome pictures :)