Portage Etiquette


Just as there are rules of the road, there are rules of the trails. Some of them are...

  • Give the party with the larger load, the right of way
  • Keep your canoe and packs to the side of a put-in or take-out
  • Leave no trace
  • ... and since portaging is a social event, don't forget to say 'hello' 

Recently, the Happy Camper, Kevin Callan ran into some bad situations while portaging through Algonquin Park, and wrote about them for Have a read and don't forget to comment on what you think.