The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
Parking is available at Access Point 2. This can be the takeout point for a paddle from Kimberly to Epping or the put in point for the Epping to Heathcote paddle. The Epping to Heathcote paddle is 5 kilometres long and takes about 2 hours. Paddlers will find this stretch of the river beautiful, wild and winding. The tree canopy opens up considerably. This stretch of the river is ideal for families, although a few swift currents may be encountered depending on water levels and season. For paddlers completing their journey in Heathcote, note the dock on the right (south) side of the river prior to the bridge.
Dramatic views in all directions where you can see from Georgian Bay to the heart of the Beaver Valley with the Niagara Escarpment and Blue Mountains visible in the distance. Historical plaque dedicated to American naturalist John Muir; picnic sh
For 17 years, Free Spirit Tours has been offering innovative tours in the area. In the warmer months you can join us at Metcalfe Rock for some rock climbing or caving.
This Access Point has parking and can be the takeout point for the Epping to Heathcote paddle or the launch for the 1 hour/3 kilometre paddle from Heathcote to Slabtown. Small rapids and eddies may be encountered in this section.