Port Severn Ontario Visited

by Gary McWilliams (aka Festival Nomad)

As many of you know, Judi and I love to travel throughout Ontario.

We especially love to visit small communities, along the way.

Port Severn is one of those communities.

I had, of course, heard of Port Severn, but had never visited it.

So, one day, we traveled north to visit a number of smaller northern vacation communities.

That day, Port Severn was one of the communities we visited.

And, I am really glad we did!

Not only is it in the fabulous summer vacation areas, it also has one of the best Trent-Severn Waterway locks.

Lock #45, if you are a boater.

Having been a “boater” all my life…

and, having “locked” through many of the Trent-Severn locks, I was curious to explore Lock 45.

It was one of the Locks that we had not traveled through.

Both Judi and I were interested in exploring the Lock.

Me, because I saw that a big cruiser was going to go through…

and Judi, because of the beautiful scenery…

and, because of the rushing water pouring over the open dam!

Lock systems have always fascinated me.

It amazes me how Locks allow large vessel to travel up and down waterways.

I watched the cruiser gently slide into the Lock. It was a masterful maneuver!

The gates closed, and the cruise sunk as the water was let out.

Reluctantly we left Lack 45 and walked back to our car.

We had other interesting Ontario communities to discover and explore.

Try to put Port Severn on your Explore Ontariobuck list“, you’ll be glad you did!