Hike and Sketch/Paint at Otter Lake – Fundraiser

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09/09/2023 09:30 AM

Hike and Sketch/Paint at Otter Lake - Fundraiser

  • PaceTypes Leisurely
  • TerrainTypes Easy
  • PaidOuting Yes

Registration Required:

Registration Costs
Members - $50.00
Child Members - $0.00
Non-Members - $50.00
Child Non-Members - $0.00

Sorry, the registration cut-off time for this hike has been reached.
Please Note: Refunds are not allowed for this hike

Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Otter Lake Side Trail (Bruce Trail Reference Guide - Map 39). Meet first at 388 Cape Chin Road North, Lion's Head. This is the driveway to Maple Cross Nature Reserve. We will park a few vehicles in the driveway and carpool from this location to roadside parking at Otter Lake (about 1/4 mile away).

Hike Leader(s): Marg Glendon Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Easy
Distance: ~1-3 km


Join well-known, local artists and PBTC members -Suzanne Dyke and Julie Heinrichs - for a plein air hike at Otter Lake Side Trail on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.  Suzanne and Julie love the Bruce Trail and have kindly offered their time and support for this lovely experience, as a fundraiser for the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club.

This peaceful location is ideal for a plein art visit. Walking will be on reasonably flat terrain on a short section of the Otter Lake Side Trail. The gentle wetland and meadow habitat attracts many species of wildflowers and birds, including the threatened Meadowlark and Bob-o-link.

Participants are asked to bring their own sketching or painting materials.  A small cushion or a folding stool to sit on is required. No drawing or painting experience is required, just a willingness to put pencil/pen or brush to paper.

This is mostly non-instructional but if you wish, they will provide drawing starters and will support any and all drawing efforts. This event is designed to encourage the development of great observation skills and to enjoy time out in nature.

Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent. Wear a hat, long pants. There are no facilities at this location. The nearest porta-pottie is located at the Borchardt Road parking lot (about a 10 minute drive from Otter Lake).

You won't want to miss this exceptional opportunity to join Suzanne,Julie, and others who enjoy the plein art experience! Limited registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment. All proceeds will be donated to the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) and used to support BTC work on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula. No children or pets, please.

Learn about Suzanne and her artwork here: https://suzanne-dyke.wixsite.com/portfolio. Learn about Julie here: https://julieheinrichs.com/artist-bio/

Rain date is Sunday, September 10.