The Hidden World of Huckleberry Rock

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The Hidden World of Huckleberry Rock
by Andrew Wagner-Chazalon



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For nearly half a century, one of the most scenic landmarks in Muskoka has been the half kilometre pink granite canyon known as the Huckleberry Rock cut. Blasted in the early 1960s as a way of rerouting the road, it introduced a generation of travellers to a remarkable landscape: the granite dome of Huckleberry Rock, Previously known only to the most local residents, it has since become one of the area's most popular spots for hiking, sunset-viewing, and picking berries. Huckleberry Rock has become a home of sorts to many thousands. People have gone there to propose marriage, to get married, to grieve a loss, and to be alone. Much of it is now a public park, but it remains a place of wildness and mystery.

The impact of this remarkable place is celebrated in stories and photos from the team of Andrew Wagner-Chazalon and Bev McMullen.

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Andrew Wagner-Chazalon has been exploring and writing about Muskoka for more than a decade. His previous books include Muskoka Traditions (with Bev McMullen) and Grace and Speed (about the beauty of the region's wooden boats). As a newspaper and magazine editor, he oversees several iconic Muskoka publications, including the Muskokan, the Muskoka Sun, and Muskoka Life magazine. He lives in Bracebridge with his wife and their three children.

A multiple award-winning photographer, Bev McMullen has photographed wildlife in the Amazon, remote tribesmen in Papua New Guinea, and totem poles in the Arctic. She is well-known for her landscape photography as well as her shots of wooden boats. She lives in Bracebridge where she works for Metroland North Media.


Publisher: Yellow Toadstool Press, 2011

Category: Pictorial Works

ISBN: 978-0-9810609-9-6

Price: $19.99 CDN

Format: Hardcover, 120 pages, 7.5 x 5.5 in