Fishing and Fun at Bon Echo
Southeastern Ontario Gem Has Beaches, Abundant Wildlife, Family Activites and Lots of Fish
I also highly recommend the interpretive boat tour of the cliff’s pictographs (above). The Mazinaw Pictographs were designated a national historic site in 1982, and with good reason. The cliff face boasts the largest rock art site on the southern Canadian Shield, and the only major pictograph site in southern Ontario. In addition, this extraordinary collection of indigenous art includes many more abstract and geometric symbols than are normally found. In fact, although archaeologists have been working with indigenous elders for decades, many of the symbols have never been deciphered. One theory is that many of these images were painted by people on vision quests. It seems feasible, since it’s easy to see this unique location as a place of spiritual significance—for visitors both ancient and modern.