Lake Simcoe to Midland.
Updated: Mar 31
Our journey through a portion of the Trent-Severn Waterway that took us from Lake Simcoe to Midland, Ontario.
Travel time information.
It's not easy to find information about actual travel times along the Trent-Severn Waterway. You can find distances, Lock numbers, anchorages and great restaurants... but when it comes to planning a trip (specially for the first time), it really helps to have a base travel time to work from. So my trusty first mate and wife (Pamela) has helped me to log our trip so it can be used by others as a reference for a simple but scenic trip that covers some of the best parts of the Trent-Severn Waterway.
2-Day Travel Notes.
Below you'll find all kinds of information that might help you plan your own voyage, but here's the notes from our 2-Day trip from Lake Simcoe to Midland and back.
It's a long run for a period of 2 days - for sure. But I like to keep moving and even with a short amount of time it proved to be an attainable goal for a captain that doesn't mind being at the helm for +6 hours a day.
To make the most of our two-day time frame, I took a day prior to our trip to prepare a few things in advance. This way when our travel team arrived it was a matter of boarding, settling our gear and off we went (sure beats an hour at the dock prepping things last minute).
Fuel: Filled the Tanks (75 Gal, 280L)
Setup Buoys and Dock lines for both the Port & Starboard sides
Cleaned the interior and exterior
Emptied the Waste Tank
Filled the Fresh Water Tank
Marine del Rae – Atherley Narrows
Atherley Narrows – Severn River Entrance
Severn River – Lock 42 (Couchiching)
Lock 42 – Sparrow Lake
Sparrow Lake – Lock 43 (Swift Rapids)
Lock 43 – Lock 44 (Big Chute)
Lock 44 – Lock 45 (Port Severn)
Lock 45 – S.S. Keewatin (Port McNicoll)
Port McNicoll – Midland, ON (Harbour)
Mooring (Midland Harbour): $54.00
Lock Pass (2x One Day): $88.00
Kawartha's Ice Cream (x4): Priceless.