Depart from the Lennox Island First Nation (rentals available), the only community that lives in Malpeque Bay. Within 20 minutes you reach Bird Island, an un-inhabited protected island important to the local indigenous peoples. Two route choices at this point: 1) south of Bird into the bay side heading southeast; or 2) north side of bird heading east. Either way, your goal is to reach Georges Island, approximately 50 minutes away. Again, you have a choice of which way you circumnavigate the island. The eastern side of the island features volcanic rock out-cropping; and a inlet/outlet that allows the you to paddle through a salt water marsh - Hog Island on Gulf side and George's Island on the Bay side. The rip varies in width (5-20 feet) and is quite deep. Once around George, you head west back towards Bird, and Lennox. You have circumnavigated two uninhabited and sacred indigenous islands (also can stop on Hog Island)..
Route 2 West from Summerside. Follow signs for Indian Art & Craft of North America. Launch site at Craft Store. Call 902-831-2653 for information.
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