Group of Seven Route
The scenic Rossport Harbour and inland islands of Rossport provided inspiration to Lawren Harris, a member of the Group of Seven as well as for many contemporary painters. Harris first vsited Rossport in 1920,
You will find an interpretive plaque at the Rossport Community Park (formerly called Wardrop Park) as well as the start of the Rossport Coastal Trail, which winds its way for 1.5 km along Lake Superior to the Roadside Park Rest Area.
After visiting the park, stop by the Rossport Marina for a view of Quarry Island from a vantage point close to where Harris painted Rossport, Lake Superior in 1921.
Lawren Stewart Harris
(October 23, 1885 – January 29, 1970) was a Canadian painter, best known as a leading member of the Group of Seven who asserted a distinct national identity combined with a common heritage stemming from early modernism in Europe in the early twentieth century. He played a key role in art in Canada, both as a catalyst and as a visionary of Canadian landscape art.