Somewhere in the Lanark County Woods– Inukshuk — Faeries of the Woods?

Somewhere in the Lanark County Woods– Inukshuk — Faeries of the Woods?
Photos Dana Cote

QUESTION: when walking down an old logging road and you come across multiple tree stumps carved into mushroom caps—are these signposts for something, or just a bored reclusive whittler?


Kevin Locke Anderson side road is where these mushrooms are and I believe they were made by the guys that log back there


Photos Dana Cote


Photo-Jennifer E Ferris

Jennifer E Ferris–I know them also. I think they are simply a sign of the owner, or perhaps Lanark County’s version of an Inukshuk, ie: I was here.
Have you yet found the wee chair from a stump? It’s adorable!



Photos Dana Cote



Photos Dana Cote


Photos Dana Cote


Photos Dana Cote


Photo- Jennifer E. Ferris


I love things like this. I would like to think faeries had their way with these trees, but I know better. But I can dream can’t I? More like my mystical creatures wear logging boots and caps. Has anyone any idea who carved these?  These mushrooms carved from a tree stump still rooted in the forest ground are some of my Lanark County Wonders.


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Walking and Hiking around Lanark County click here

California Road Trail click here..

Believe it or not, the California Road exists. It is found in the Municipality of Lanark Highlands, in Darling Ward, south of White Lake. Although this road is well recognized and publicized on local maps and, it has a long history in the annuals of local settlement, it goes through some very wild Canadian Shield country and is a very rough, unmaintained road, passable only with any vehicle that has at least twelve inches clearance. California Road makes a very good walking trail.


One of my favourite clippings today.. Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 15 Jan 1938, Sat, Page 2 Carp Farmers Believed that the Faeries Held Meeting CLICK to read,

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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