About The project
The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the most beautiful landscapes. It so inspired the founding members of Canada’s 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.