We decided to take a short day trip to go do some photography at the Wild Water Preserve in Minden, on the coldest day of the year so far.
A little bit about the Wild Water Preserve
The Minden Wild Water Preserver Harrington Park is a stretch of rapids
that run along a portion of the Gull river between Minden Lake and Horseshoe Lake.
They can be reached by following Horseshoe Lake Road [County Road 20] from Highway 35.
About a 2.5 hrs. drive north east of Toronto on highway 35.
Whitewater Ontario owns and operates the Minden Wild Water Preserve.
The preserve boasts a campground, amenities and hiking trails on the 100 acre parcel of land for members.
The river’s whitewater section is 800 meters long and ranges from Class II to IV rapids with large rocks providing some interesting obstacles.
When kayakers are actively running the rapids, especially in the warmer season, the preserve becomes a very popular and hectic site.
In winter the area is more serene, although the water seems even more wild!
Enjoy a short video
I made of the waters rushing through the Wild Water Preserve during a cold snap (around -25c) of winter.
More information can about Minden Wild Water Preserver Harrington Park can be found here