Southampton, Port Elgin and Paisley are ideal destinations to base any kind of paddling adventure from. There are many inland lakes within close driving range along with Lake Huron on calmer days. You can paddle from Hanover to Southampton in three days although a fourth day allows time to explore the towns of Walkerton and Paisley or the conservation areas along the way. You can access the river at many points. Rental equipment, shuttle and tour services are available in many places.
The Saugeen River Canoe Route
The Saugeen River empties into Lake Huron at Southampton. You can canoe this historic and picturesque river from Hanover, through Walkerton and Paisley then on to Southampton. Check out the official The Saugeen River Canoe Route on the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority's web site.