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guided hike

Finding the Group of Seven Jackson sites

guided hike

Finding the Group of Seven Jackson sites

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Finding the Group of Seven Jackson sites

guided hike

Finding the Group of Seven Jackson sites

Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will be exploring the exact spots where A.Y. Jackson sat and created 10 paintings of the Sandy Beach area. This truly unique Air BnB experience begins at the Sandy Beach Pavillion. You will be met by your tour guide and local historian Johanna Rowe. Walking along the spectacular shoreline you will be encouraged to pinpoint the exact locations where Jackson sat and painted a collection of images collected by Johanna. We have permission to view the cottage property A.Y. shared with the family of Harry and Jennie Ross. Wear comfortable footwear for sandy, wet, rocky terrain...and wear appropriate clothing for the potential for a sudden change in weather next to Lake Superior. Hike is approximately 1.5 km's in length and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Your host

Learn more about Johanna

Johanna

I am a life-time resident of the Wawa area and passionate about our vibrant, rich and diverse history. I have written a number of books on the history of the Wawa and Superior East region including a work-in-progress on the Group of 7, A.Y. Jackson and his time sketching and painting in the Wawa area. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and provide presentations and tours to groups of all interests.

Where you'll be

The tour takes place at Sandy Beach which locals consider their secret beach site on Superior. The sand is fine, the water is shallow and warm (during July & August) and often we are the only ones on site. If we time it right, we may just have to go for a dip in the lake or capture photos of the one-of-a-kind Superior sunsets.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable and able to walk on uneven ground, in sand and rocks.

More tips

Weather is normally a bit cooler along the lake....bring a sweater especially if it is earlier or later in the day. Most days there are no bugs but just in case you don't like these pesty critters, bring bug dope.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Johanna
Finding the Group of Seven Jackson sites
New experience
From $30/person
New experience
From $30/person