James Dickson's Algonquin Adventure at Maryboro Lodge
This Saturday, September 1st, head over to the Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon Museum to celebrate James Dickson. 125 years ago, Fenelon Falls Reeve and land surveyor James Dickson was instrumental in establishing Algonquin Park.
The land surveys and research conducted by James Dickson were major contributions towards establishing the Algonquin Park Act, which passed in 1893: "In one of his reports Dickson wrote – 'As we float along the streams or skim over the calm water of the lakelets almost every stroke of the paddle unfolds some new scene of rural beauty seldom equalled in any part of our fair province, and to paint them all in their pristine beauty would take the most gifted pen or pencil of either author or artist" (https://www.dundurn.com/books/Algonquin).
James Dickson Day will be filled with camping activities like campcrafts, s'mores and a corn roast, a campfire singalong, and a story tent. See you at Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon Museum on Saturday to wrap up summer by celebrating camping and our piece of local history connection to Algonquin Park.