July 30th, 2009 @ 14:51:10 | 4 Comments
The East Portage Entry may be a bit off the beaten path, but sometimes that’s the point. It’s a pretty nice drive from Lake Linden down toward Dreamland (they have a bar), onward to Bootjack, and out to Jacobsville. About 20 miles I suppose… There is a small park at the entry point, with some picnic tables, and cook-fire stations. A small sandy beach is just North of the breakwall. The breakwall itself is pretty neat. Its long, and a nice walk out to the end. The canal side is deep enough for diving, obviously, but you’d need to be careful on the other side. The ledge is only about 2 feet, so it’s fairly easy to climb out (but please don’t take my word for it… have a plan for getting out before jumping in). Shoreline Viewer.
This place is definitely worth a visit if you’ve never been. This trip was my first time, and I’ll definitely make a point to go back. Quite a pretty spot. The Jacobsville lighthouse still stands just North of the East Portage Entry, but I believe it is privately owned? I think it is a small inn now?