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Barron River between St Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake

2019 June 19

The Barron River between St. Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake is very scenic. Tom Thomson painted at least painting along this stretch of river: " Woodland Waterfall" and "Autumn, Petawawa". Here are some photos from our recent visit.

One feature that we particularly wanted to photograph was the old pointer at the foot of St. Andrews Lake. Sadly, it seems to be gone.

rocks at the outlet of St Andrews Lake in Algonquin Park

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Abstract patterns on the water at the outlet of St Andrews Lake in Algonquin Park

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River improvement to facilitate logging at the outlet of St Andrews Lake in Algonquin Park

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River improvement to facilitate logging at the outlet of St. Andrews Lake.

Along the portage between St Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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Along the portage between St. Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake. This is the site of "Autumn, Petawawa".

Pond between St Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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Pond between St. Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake

At the top of the waterfall on the Barron River between St Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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At the top of "Woodland Waterfall"".

Waterfall on the Barron River between St Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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"Woodland Waterfall"" with mist.

Waterfall on the Barron River between St Andrews Lake and High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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This waterfall is believed to be the one depicted in the Tom Thomson painting "Woodland Waterfall". However, this is a somewhat different view.

Barron River below Woodland Waterfall

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Barron River just below "Woodland Waterfall""

Outflow of the Barron River into High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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Outflow of the Barron River into High Falls Lake.

Outflow of the Barron River into High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

(photo by Bob: 2019-06-19 - map - explore

Outflow of the Barron River into High Falls Lake.

Cypripedium acaule Pink Ladysslipper on the shore of High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

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Cypripedium acaule -- Pink Lady's-slipper -- on the shore of High Falls Lake.

High Falls Lake in Algonquin Park

(photo by Diana: 2019-06-19 - map - explore

High Falls Lake.

logging Tom Thomson

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