The Township of Greater Madawaska

Calabogie Lake/Grassy Bay


For “naturalists,” an interesting outing is a ½ day paddle around Grassy Bay, a provincially designated significant wetland separated from Calabogie Lake by the abandoned K&P railroad causeway. In Grassy Bay you’ll find a lot of interesting vegetation and wildlife particularly in the shallow reeds at the far end of the bay. During spring and fall the bay is often very active being a favourite rest stop for migrating ducks and geese.

Put your canoe in the water at the Information Centre near the Madawaska River bridge on #511 in Calabogie. Paddle along the shoreline out into Calabogie Lake and enter Grassy Bay on your left via the open gap in the causeway.