Attractions in Morson, Ontario, Canada
Outdoor activities remain as Morson's biggest draw. Throughout the season, visitors come for fishing, hunting, boating, camping, swimming and hiking. Enjoy a memorable shore lunch of freshly caught fish. You will never forget us. Bingo games are hosted every Thursday at the Morson Recreation Hall. The Morson Women's Institute Annual Craft Show and the Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry are held the first Sunday in August.
The Tomahawk Lighthouse is Morson's oldest landmark. Built in 1900, it was operated by lighthouse keepers until 1946, when it was converted to automatic equipment. In 1963, it was sold to the Pentney family and moved to its present location at Pentney's at the end of Lighthouse Road. It has been restored and has been converted to a museum with artifacts pertaining to early lake travel. For more information or an appointment to view this historical building, please contact the Pentney family at 807 488-5719.
Aboriginal Culture, Art, and History
Centuries-old Indian rock paintings on Lake of the Woods stand as remnants of the area's earliest inhabitants. Indian rock paintings on Lake of the Woods are believed to be almost 1,000 years old and still mystify historians and chemists. Even though the art is considered primitive, the materials used by the early artists to create it have not been equaled in modern times as evidenced by their durability through centuries of exposure to the climate. On an overhanging cliff on Painted Rock Island is one of many sites of the rock paintings that are known to exist on Lake of the Woods. They can be viewed from a boat in the channel between Painted Rock Island and Splitrock Island.
Lake of the Woods Island Splendour:
Our shorelines and islands are largely undeveloped. Travelers can marvel at much of the same scenery that the first explorers saw when they discovered this island-studded gem in the centre of the continent. With over 14,000 islands and more than 40,000 miles of shoreline, Lake of the Woods has evolved into a premier outdoor recreation area for anglers, hunters, boaters and nature lovers. Its rocky shores, marshy inlets and sandy bays are habitats suitable for many species of fish. The area of the lake near Morson offers some of the best angling to be found anywhere. The shores of Lake of the Woods host a multitude of beautiful sand beaches.