The Opinicon - Historic Lodge on Opinicon Lake Rideau System
The Opinicon Project has a bit of a story behind it and brings me full circle from my high school days growing up in Gananoque which is just a short drive from Chaffey's Lock, where the Opinicon Lodge is located. Throughout the summer of 1979, our high school art teacher received a government grant to have his art class draw and create a calendar of several historic sites throughout the county. That summer I drew the Morton General Store, the Plum Hollow Cheese Factory and the Opinicon!
So the Chaffey's Lock area has always been close to my heart and especially now that we own a cottage on Clear Lake, just a 10 minute boat ride from Chaffey's.
The Opinicon was always a destination for ice cream, boat watching and fishing so when it was announced that the lodge had been purchased and the new owner was from Ottawa, I reached out and congratulated her on her purchase and dream of restoring the lodge to its former glory. The rest is history as they say.
Throughout the "new" Opinicons first summer, my art was placed in the main lodge and entrance way. This year, my art will be placed throughout the entire lodge, restaurant, newly renovated cabins, and new pub soon and so much more - exciting times.