Connecting a land trail from Pukaskwa National Park to Neys Provincial Park to celebrate the beauty of Lake Superior shown through the paintings of the Group of Seven.


About The project

The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the most beautiful landscapes.  It so inspired the founding members of Canada‚Äôs internationally renowned Group of Seven that they made numerous painting trips (every autumn) to the Marathon area between 1921 and 1928.  These painters discovered what our First Nations have known for thousands of years: the land bordering Lake Superior is a landscape of inspiration

The Group of Seven Lake Superior Trail will connect some of the painting sites of the Group of Seven from Pukaskwa National Park to Neys Provincial Park. 

This project is a partnership between Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River) and the Marathon Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).This project will allow fellow Canadians and visitors to explore our Canadian identity through the iconic painting locations of the Group of Seven.

The most impressive sight on this trip was a view of Lake Superior. There was a sharpness in the air which merged the horizon with the sky and that smooth shimmering infinity of waters was like a glimpse of God himself.
— J.E.H. MacDonald