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“What a great discovery!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Tree Museum

The Tree Museum
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“What a great discovery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a unique place, hidden away and often overlooked by people visiting Muskoka. Lucky for those who do discover it. To arrive to this outdoor artist retreat filled with outdoor art displays, one has to walk a few kilometers on a winding and scenic road. It's worth it. The walk is through woods, hills and around ponds. The art work displayed at the various spots along the way was okay, but it's the walk surrounded by nature that was really worth my time.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Walk Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Hey Joni Mitchell - it's free - they are not charging a dollar and a half just to see them.
New contemporary sculptures and art projects are added to the pathways every year.

Visited September 2011
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Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

Unique experience Days at the Lake Bed and Breakfast here in Gravenhurst Ontario have told our guests to go here to view the unique art

Visited September 2011
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Ontario
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115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“This makes for a beautiful daytime walk, but I recommend July-Nov only!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

I thought this would be an interesting hike to see 'cool' art pieces and it really is! I highly recommend going. Previous reviewers have said stay away from May/June bug season, but I say March/April brings mud and we tried this walk in January...trudging through the snow and many of the installations are removed in winter or impossible to see.

We'll do this again in summer and fall, on a clear sunny day, and even pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

Visited January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Hiking with an Artistic Kick”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

If you want to add an artistic component to your hiking, there is no better place than to go to the heart of beautiful Muskoka and 8 km from Gravenhurst to enjoy gorgeous trails and outdoor sculptures and installations. They are so mindfully incorporated into the natural setting and also provide a bit of scavenger hunt excitement as you have to look around the signs with description of the artwork in order to find it.

It is a permanent, year round collection and only few works are removed for the winter, the rest will be just covered with the snow. Every season will give a different look to the installations, but the only time one should avoid is from mid May to the end of June if you don't want to be bitten by black flies (or cover yourself in the net).

We enjoyed the Thanksgiving weekend in a leisurely walk for several hours admiring the changing colours of the trees, the smell of pine trees, chirping of birds and red squirrels and having lots of fun with a "Shelter" installation that several youngsters used as a slide with the aids of leaves. It was a feast for the sight, sound and senses - a rejuvenating feeling that re-fuelled our bodies and mind. Try it for yourselves!

Visited October 2011
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