Creativity Blitz, October 14

  • Start date:
    October 14, 2017, 10:00 am
  • End date:
    October 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
  • Venue:
    High Lonesome Nature Reserve
  • Place:
    867 Carbine Rd., Pakenham

The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust invites you to its annual Creativity Blitz on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Creativity Blitz is held at the 200-acre High Lonesome Nature Reserve outside Pakenham, a natural treasure conserved in perpetuity by the MMLT. Nature is endlessly creative. Let some rub off on you.

Spending time in nature fuels creativity, and creativity is valuable in all walks of life. The Creativity Blitz provides a unique opportunity to share the beautiful woodlands, meadows, wetlands and critters of High Lonesome with others who find solace and inspiration from nature.

To help fuel your imagination, we will have creative projects going on, such as a collaborative poem. And you can listen to the undercurrents of the spring wilderness through the MMLT’s soundscaping equipment. Mentors will be available to encourage you in whatever you choose to do. We will have different activities going on at specific locations, but you can find your own special spot to linger anywhere along the 8 km of clearly-marked trails.

The Blitz offers everyone an opportunity to feed their creativity:

  • Come with a willingness to open your eyes, ears and senses and see where that takes you. Bring the kids or grandkids for a day of hiking and playing outdoors.
  • Participate in one of our organized activities – such as clay sculpting and rope making, gather around the campfire for a singalong, or wade in Tranquility Pond to find frogs and salamanders to be the stars in your artwork
  • Celebrate your moment in nature using your own art supplies, musical instrument, or journal.
  • Feed your soul and encourage wellness by spending time in quiet contemplation: a peaceful mind is a creative mind.

The Creativity Blitz takes place rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather and be sure to choose sturdy, comfortable footwear. Trail maps are provided so you can wander at leisure. Bring a lunch and enjoy it outdoors. Rustic outhouses are available near the barn. Admission is by a donation of $10.00 for adults, children under 12 are free.

We hope you’ll choose to share something about your day with us. Send us a picture of what you did or a note to say how your day went.  Here’s where you can see some examples from past Creativity Blitzes. For more information, email

Discover the wonders of High Lonesome — we suspect you’ll want to come back often.  High Lonesome Nature Reserve is located at 867 Carbine Road in the Pakenham Hills. To reach High Lonesome, take County Road 29 to Pakenham Village and turn onto Waba Road.  Continue west for 2.9 km, turn left on Barr Side Road and travel for 1.6 km.  Take the first left at Carbine Road and drive 4 km to 867 Carbine Road (see map below).