Come Wander
Mazinaw-Rock

An inspiration to great artists, I rise 100 metres out of the water. I’m surrounded by open air, but cause many to lose their breath. Where Am I?

Watch the past come to life as you explore the largest collection of visible Indigenous pictographs in Canada, or have your breath taken away by views that have inspired the works of many artists, including the Group of Seven.

…I am Mazinaw Rock at Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Be amazed by the impressive stature of Mazinaw Rock, with a cliff face that rises 100 metres out of the water, and continues 245 metres below. Discover the reason for Bon Echo Provincial Park’s name, which translates to “good echo,” as you listen to the unmistakable sound that reverberates off the Rock during thunderstorms and fireworks displays.

Hop aboard a ferry boat to travel across Mazinaw Lake and hike the 1.5km trail to the top of Mazinaw Rock, or discover the historical features of the area during an interpretive tour of Upper Mazinaw Lake. If you’d prefer to create your own route, pack your canoe or kayak, or rent one on site, and paddle yourself over for an up-close look at the more than 260 Indigenous pictographs displayed on the cliff face.

As you wander the forests and lakes of Bon Echo Provincial Park and absorb its beauty, it becomes clear why famous artists, like Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven, have drawn inspiration from its landscape for years.

Looking for more inspirational spots and “must hit” stops related to the Group of Seven? Extend your trip and check out the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley Discovery Route for other places to visit.

Stories

An Ode to Poutine

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The Great Pizza-Off

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Perfect Picnic Spots Near Ottawa

Discover these perfect picnic spots throughout the Ottawa Valley and Lanark County on your next road trip just outside of Ottawa.

The Perfect Scoop

Discover these top ice cream stops across Ontario’s Highlands to keep cool this summer on your road trip.

Buffalo Thrills

Discover good food and great memories at the Ontario Water Buffalo Company.

Summer Music Festivals

From rock to folk, these Ontario’s Highlands summer music festivals will keep you coming back year after year.

Art in the Summer

Celebrate creativity at art festivals across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

Unique Festivals & Events

Embrace the incredible spirit and wonderfully ‘different’ themes at events across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

3 Cheers for Mom

Discover ways to give a mom a Mother’s Day to remember, with gift ideas that go above and beyond.

An Escape into Nature

Find your connection with nature and each other during a cabin getaway at Deacon Escarpment in Renfrew County.

Pause for Pi Day

Celebrate PI Day with the best pie at these bakeries in Ontario’s Highlands.

A Winter’s Break

Sometimes what we need is a little technology detox to spend a little less time with the screens in our lives and a little more time with the people who matter most.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Treat that special someone this Valentine’s Day to a gift of sweets at one of these top places.

New Year, New You

Winter events across Ontario’s Highlands that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

Hit the Slopes This Winter

Discover the ski and snowboard hills in Ontario’s Highlands that both beginners and pros will appreciate.

Winter? Bring it!

Discover your love for the season with a classic Ottawa Valley winter.

The Best Baked Goods

Discover some of the best bakeries in Ontario’s Highlands and their tasty treats.

Where Am I?

Visit Winterdance in Ontario’s Highlands and discover a love of winter from some of its biggest fans.

Where Am I?

Discover Calabogie Peaks Resort, a well-known gem, through new eyes.

Concerts with a Community

In September each year, the spirit of community comes alive all across Ontario’s Highlands when the Festival of Small Halls rolls in.

Where Am I?

Stand tall and marvel at the views from the top of historical attraction, the Dorset Lookout Tower.

Where Am I?

Step back into nature at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve to celebrate sustainability in this unique place.

The Memory Maker

I’m a Memory Maker. I wander to celebrate traditions with loved ones and create lasting memories. I enjoy visiting the same place, annual festival, or seasonal tradition year after year.

Where Am I

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Where Am I?

Mazinaw Rock, a hidden gem in Ontario that’s ironically, hard to miss.

Parks Worth the Admission

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Where Am I?

Make memories as you discover one of the Province’s most intimate hidden gems, The Haliburton Forest Festival.

Finding Imperfect Moments

Sometimes it is the imperfect moments that matter the most. Become inspired to roam without the burden of worrying about everything going according to plan.

A Different Kind of Detour

Take the road less traveled through Ontario’s Highlands to these unique festivals that are sure to leave a lasting impression.