Canoe/kayak base in Pont Saint Martin !
It is nice to discover fauna and flora while walking or riding. But what about rowing ? Have you ever thought about it ? Intended for nature lovers, canoe/kayak rides offer the opportunity to follow the river Ognon as far as Grand Lieu lake gateway. In a preserved natural area, paddlers can peacefully appreciate amazing landscapes (wet meadows, wooded reeds...) and a remarkable biodiversity.
Every summer, canoe rentals are available in Pont Saint Martin to explore our natural environments to the limits of Grand Lieu lake, the largest lowland lake in France : it is strictly forbidden to boat on the lake in order to preserve species and habitats but the river Ognon offers a good overview of its environments.
If you paddle upstream, you will catch a sight of the borough from the river and the old railway bridge at Ménanties.
Downstream after the starting point under Utrillo bridge, pass the Roman wharf and paddle along the Marais de l'île... You may meet hikers crossing the river with the chain boat.
A few paddle strokes further,, on the left, you will see Trejet harbour. then Halbrandière harbour where the river takes on a new dimension : you are on the edges of the lake !
Herons, widgeons and other egrets will follow you and let you observe them if you glide quietly : you will be their guest, but it is Their place !