|Paddling down the Humber River is spectacular in the Fall|
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
The fall colours are still amazing in the Humber Valley
By Keith and Heather Nicol
The autumn colours are usually at their peak over the Thanksgiving weekend in Western Newfoundland but this year they seem to be lasting longer. Over the past few days we have been out kayaking down the Humber River and hiking through the fall splendor in the Humber Valley. One of our favourite paddles at this time of year is the "put in" at the Humber Valley Resort bridge (don't cross the bridge but turn right into a large parking area and launch point). Our usual "takeout" is at the Humber Village bridge along the right hand bank. This is a great morning or afternoon paddle and the river is easy paddling in this section. If you want a longer paddle then you can takeout at Steady Brook (at the community wharf/boat launch) or continue past Shellbird Island all the way to Ballam Bridge where the take out is on the left hand side just below the bridge.