I hitched up my canoe to my bicycle using the Wicycle Trailer this afternoon to see how it handled on the road.
The canoe-bicycle connection is via a device Wicycle calls the “smart stick” and it turns out to be pretty smart: it mounts to the seat post of the bike and then ties up to the bow line of the canoe in a way that both keeps the canoe from flopping around and allows it to turn freely.
Out on the road, the weight of the canoe felt about the same as pulling a fully loaded trailer of groceries, albeit with more horizontal sway. It seems like a reasonable thing to expect to be able to cycle out to Andrews Pond for a first paddle. And home again.
I already have visions of getting a Brompton folding bicycle that I could carry in the canoe itself, allowing me full intermodality.