Group of Seven member A.J. Casson painted many scenes of Oxtongue Lake while he vacationed at Blue Spruce Resort. It is known that Tom Thomson and other iconic Canadian artists also painted scenes in the area. This hike will explore easily accessible sites to view vistas painted by Casson and compare them to the painting. Suitable for adults, teens, children and individuals in wheelchairs. Dog friendly

ADOPTED BY: Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture (OLAC)

HIKE #: 13

DATE: Saturday, September 21

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 2 hours, 3km

LOCATION: Oxtongue Lake Community Centre, 3979 Hwy 60, Oxtongue Lake. Hike will end at Algonquin Outfitters in Oxtongue Lake, approximately 2 km from the start. A free shuttle will be provided for drivers to retrieve vehicles.


MAXIMUM #   18

AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms (nearby)

LEADERS: Gordon Baker and Janine Marson

LEADER BIOS:  Gord is a senior manager at Algonquin Outfitters and has been helping visitors plan their canoe trips for over 20 years. He is an avid hiker, mountain biker, skier, paddler and snowshoer. Janine is a well‐known local artist who grew up in Oxtongue Lake and was inspired to become a painter after meeting AJ Casson when she was a child. Both Gord and Janine are founding members of OLAC (Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture), a local group focused on researching and celebrating arts heritage in the Oxtongue Lake area.

DIRECTIONS: From Minden travel north on Hwy 35 to the “T” intersection at Hwy 60,approximately 68 km. Turn right onto Hwy 60, and drive east approximately 7km. From Minden, the distance is approximately 77 km. From Haliburton take Hwy 118 west to Carnarvon, approximately 24km and turn right onto Hwy 35 north to the “T” intersection at Hwy 60,approximately 52 km. Turn right onto Hwy 60 and continues as above.  From Haliburton the distance is approximately 86 km. GPS coordinates: N 45.3813, W 78.9249

  • Through the Eyes of A.J.
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Oxtongue Lake Community Centre

3979 Hwy 60, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, P0A 1H0

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