History, Art and Nature Bicycle Tour
Leisure Ride $39
Discover nature at its best at the Ken Reid Conservation area which is located on the edge of Sturgeon Lake. Visit the home that was built by Captain James Wallis in 1837 which speaks historically to the pioneer life in the Kawarthas. Take in the natural beauty of the water falls in Fenelon Falls. Observe the diverse talents of artists and artisans living within the City of Kawartha Lakes at the Felelon Falls Train Station Art Gallery & Gift Co-op on this bicycle tour.
Ken Reid offers trails that lead through forests, meadows and wetlands. A favourite route includes the floating boardwalk that wends through the provincially significant MacLaren Creek Wetland bordering Sturgeon Lake.
Maryboro Lodge is the grand Regency home of the Kawarthas. The Fenelon Museum, Maryboro Lodge presents exhibits and stories about the development of the community around the Falls from pre-historic times to the mid-20th century, through the lens of environmental history. The recently-opened Langton Gallery honours the contribution of Anne Langton, artist, gentlewoman and first chronicler of the region, whose letters and journals have been published as A Geltlewoman In Upper Canada, with periodic showings of her sketches and artwork. A re-created One Room School provides the opportunity for children to experience childhood in the pioneer era.
The Felelon Falls Train Station Art Gallery & Gift Co-op has nine returning artists and five new artists this year. Sandy Cogar creates unique garden sculptures. Janet McDougall’s passion is to create pottery. Gail McFadden paints in both oil and acrylics and Janet Secord also paints with acrylics using canvas, slate, wood and stone, and Sandi McNeil, who has been making baskets for over 20 years and recently creating wire tree sculptures. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their talents and look forward to meeting you to discuss how they create the things that they do.
A bike in good working condition and helmets are required on all rides.
Book your tour today by phone at 705-243-9864, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on line!
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For more information please contact Sue Naulls at 705-743-9864.