We went canoeing on Birch Lake on the Monday of the Canada Day long weekend.
The lake is small and carved out of the forest. Few people bother with it unless they want to try for brook trout.
We decided to paddle around it, a trip that took about an hour.
Though small, it has a few islands and some quiet coves with plenty of birds. The water also featured plenty of stumps and branches to make for an interesting trip.
One of coves was a home for this Great Blue Heron.
We did our best to not disturb it.