Gorgeous September Photos

Posted by Arowhon Friends on October 6, 2015

Thank you Brenda and Andrew Excell for these gorgeous September photos of Arowhon / Algonquin Park.


Lovely Photos by Artist Gabriele Mayer

Posted by Arowhon Friends on September 28, 2015

Thank you to our recent guest and artist Gabriele Mayer for these beautiful photos of Arowhon Pines.  See more of Gabriele's work:


Arowhon Pines in 1981

Posted by Arowhon Friends on September 21, 2015

A beautiful photo of happiness galore at Arowhon Pines in 1981. Thank you to Andy and Christine Attalai for sending this. The photograph was taken by Andy’s parents, Peter and Lilly Attalai who were guests here for 30+ years!


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Autumn in Algonquin

Posted by Arowhon Friends on September 16, 2015


Although we’ve been experiencing summer-like temperatures all week – a few of us are still out swimming daily (water temperature is 18 degrees) – we know that the chillier weather is in the forecast.

Soon, the dining room fire will be lit every meal to welcome guests. The bellmen will spend much of the day replenishing wood in the cabins and splitting wood for kindling. The chef will be pondering the Thanksgiving Weekend menu. Our bathing suits and sandals will be packed away for another season. And guests will try to decide where best to see the magnificent changing colours of the leaves, by canoe or on a trail?

We look forward to welcoming autumn (and you!) to Algonquin Park.

Click here for Algonquin Park’s COLOUR REPORT.


Last Week of Summer 2015

Posted by Arowhon Friends on August 31, 2015

It's the last week of summer with hot and sunny weather in the forecast.  Thank you to all our summer guests who enjoyed swimming in the lake, canoeing, hiking, the moose, the food and the new renovated rooms.

Our best regards! 

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park

Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park




What a view!

Posted by Arowhon Friends on August 18, 2015

This photo of a gorgeous August sunset was taken by one of our guests, Lis Angus, from the Arowhon Pines dining room verandah.




Sunflowers and Shorelines

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 25, 2015

Sunflowers and Shorelines is an exhibition of pottery and paintings by artists and sisters Karen Gray and Jane Gray.

Karen's functional carved pottery graphically interprets cottage country images including canoes and sunflowers.  Jane's oil paintings are based on her experiences of the moonlit skies and shorelines of Algonquin Park.

Read more:

You are invited to the exhibition of pottery and paintings by two sisters who interpret similar subjects in their chosen mediums.

July 25 - August 15, 2015

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

The Chapel Gallery

15 King Street, Bracebridge


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Friends of Algonquin Park July Newsletter is Now Out

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 22, 2015

The July newsletter of the Friends of Algonquin Park is a special Logging Edition. Read about the following and more!

  • Loggers Day on Saturday, July 25, 2015 
  • The Algonquin Logging Museum 
  • New book: Dam Builders: The Natural History of Beavers and their Ponds
  • 40 Years of the Algonquin Forestry Authority
  • New Video: The Loggers of Algonquin

Click here to see newsletter



Yoga anyone?

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 20, 2015


Randi Skurka enjoying early morning yoga on the dock at Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park.


Summer Arowhon Pines, Algonquin

Posted by Arowhon Friends on July 13, 2015




July 2015

Summer never begins early enough and always ends too soon.

- Peter Gzowski 

Summer has arrived bringing sunny days by the dock. The days are full of swimming, canoeing and hiking and evenings are spent relaxing with a book or champion ping pong in the games room. We’ve so much to tell you! Read below for some sneak previews. Please don’t wait too long to book! We’d love to welcome you back!

Sincerely, Theresa, David & Adam
And all of us at Arowhon Pines, Algonquin Park




This was definitely a labour of love all winter to carefully blend the rustic, comfortable charm of the familiar with clean, crisp, new colour and fun - in the rooms and lounges.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our designer friends (and Arowhon guests for 20 years who “get us”), Tim Webb and Dave Campbell, owners of

- a market destination for home décor, up-cycled antiques, art, collectibles and gifts – and well worth the drive into Gravenhurst. They bravely and lovingly answered our call for help. We could not be more delighted with everything – and P.S. - there is still more to come!

Read more about Tim and Dave & the Arowhon project in HIDEAWAYS magazine, fresh off the press. "Refurbishing with Reverence"




It is soon time for Arowhon’s 5th annual Civic Holiday Weekend Barbecue – there are still some chairs available by the lake. This is when our team of cooks, headed by our chef, David Cooke, step outside for the afternoon and cook up a feast using only local products from within 100 miles. Guests can meet the farmers and suppliers, enjoy some local art and music and see our monarch butterfly gardens. 

This year’s date is SUNDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 2015! Here are some photos from last year! $ 35 per person – please give us a call or email us.

P.S. If you wish to get David talking, ask him about our homemade salamis and prosciutto – curing in our kitchen and ready for the fall!






Attention All Writers!

Get Inspired and Unlock your Creativity at our:

FALL COLOURS Writing Retreat
From Saturday, September 19 - Monday, September 21, 2015
led by instructor Brian Henry

Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers. He also teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops across the US and Canada. His proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

The retreat will feature both instruction and guided writing exercises, plus one-on-one critiquing and coaching from Brian. You’ll also have lots of time to relax, rejuvenate, reconnect with your creativity – as well as eat wonderful meals, canoe and hike.

Everyone is welcome – from those interested in developing their writing skills, aspiring writers or accomplished authors, to those who simply enjoy writing as a hobby. There is no requirement for you to have been previously published or even to have an intention to publish. P.S. If you have an on-going writing project, bring it with you! If you’re not currently working on anything, don’t worry, we’ll get you writing.

For more details, click here: Fall Colours Writing Retreat




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Arowhon Pines
297 Balliol St
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