A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living, Joseph Campbell

August 14, 2016


Joseph Campbell

Wedding today at Springwater Park

August 13, 2016

A picture-perfect setting.

20160813 Wedding at park

Call for booking information: 705 728-7393

Barrie Native Friendship Centre Pow Wow at Springwater Park

May 31, 2016

June 11 and 12.

Barrie Powwow 2016

A great time to learn.

Summer day camps set for Springwater Park, says YMCA

May 23, 2016

Summer day camps can be a wealth of memories.

Park sign

The Barrie Advance reports in Summer day camps set for Springwater Park:

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is offering a nature-based day camp this summer.

The agency has partnered with the Beausoleil First Nation to offer the summer camp at Springwater Provincial Park in Midhurst.

“The kids will have an opportunity to get connected with nature, take on new responsibilities, gain independence, and create new memories, all while being surrounded by nature,” said Cam Norman, the YMCA’s general manager of day and overnight camping.

“It’s a great way for kids to unplug from technology and explore the outdoors.”

The new camp can accommodate children aged six to 12. For more information or to register, visit ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/kids-camp/day-camps.

Springwater Park: a great place to connect to the natural world.

Methven A. “Matt” Adamson overcame many obstacles to found, nurture and defend Springwater Park.

May 4, 2016

A fellow forester told me recently that Major Adamson had to fight like hell with his superiors about the park’s very existence.

19490627 Adamson photo

From the Barrie Examiner June 27, 1949:

METHVEN A. “MATT” ADAMSON is superintendent of the Ontario Forestry Station at Midhurst. He is one of those responsible for the beautiful development at Springwater Park, picnic and recreational centre for thousands of Simcoe County folk and visitors from all over Canada and the United States.

Plaque Adamson

Plaque reads:

Springwater Park:  An everlasting tribute to the foresight, ingenuity and resourcefulness of Methven A. Adamson Superintendent Provincial Forest Station Midhurst during the period 1929 – 1956.

Plaque Adamson distance

Across from the Vespra Boys cairn, the main maintenance building in the back.


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The Springwater Park water fountains are memorable.

May 2, 2016

A delight for all ages.

19600623 Fountain crop

From the Barrie Examiner on June 23, 1960:

Thirsty Louise Gordon, 3, 73 Queen Street, Barrie, enjoys a drink at a Springwater Park fountain, Wednesday, during the annual St. Andrew’s Sunday School picnic at Midhurst. Louise got the drink. (Examiner Photo).

They remain (mostly) in use today.





Fountains 1


Springwater Park has always been a great place for children.

May 1, 2016

And treasure hunts.

19790615 Hot dog crop

Reproduced from the Barrie Examiner, June 15, 1979.


Cathy Peacock, 7, rams a submarine sandwich into her mouth Thursday at the Springwater Provincial Park, outside of Barrie. Cathy, one of the 250 elementary students from John St. School, took part in a treasure hunt organized by her teachers. (Examiner photo by Peter Hsu)

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