WE ARE PLANNING A TRIP TO THE SLATE ISLANDS IN JULY AND WOULD LIKE TO CONVERSE WITH FELLOW PADDLERS WHO HAVE VISITED THE SLATES
I have never been there myself, but thoroughly enjoyed reading two trip reports published in the newsletter of the Great Lakes Sea Kayaking Association. They certainly encourage one to consider going!
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I was there last year
launched from Terrace Bay, about an eight mile paddle to the islands. We stayed in Mcgreavy harbour which has a few nice camp sites. Be sure to check out the lighthouse. The woodland caribou are awesome. Here’s a picture of one down by the water:
On the downside, you can smell the pulp mill and hear the train whistle from the mainland if the wind is blowing in the right (wrong) direction. But, it is still a great destination.
The highlight of the trip for me was paddling around all of the Slate Islands and playing in the rebounding waves which were not real big-but still fun.
There is a shuttle service if you need one.