Gathering Spaces

Where to gather at the Edge

At Northern Edge, we only host one retreat group at a time.  That means that in addition to meals, accommodation, and provided activities, groups have use of a variety of gathering spaces to use for programming or during free time.

Grandmother Cedar House: Wood-fired Sauna

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Fire Circles

The Edge has three fire circles on-site.

Uppermost is our small fire circle by the Highlander House & Rocky the Roman Black Oven is a great spot to visit while waiting for your pizza to be fired up.

In the forest, our largest fire circle is a great space for larger groups & is occasionally used as a workshop space.

StoneHedge Fire Circle, our original Northern Edge fire circle is located on the waterfront, right by the labyrinth.

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Highlander House

The Highlander House is over a century-old cabin that originally stood in Loring, Ontario, and was rebuilt by Greg Waters on-site, where he lived for many years.

Now, the upstairs features loft space that is occasionally used as accommodation, while the main level is available for programming and specialty meals.

Guests often build their own pizzas in the outdoor kitchen, watch as Gregor fires them up in Rocky, the Roman Black Oven, and retreat to the Highlander House to dine on their creations.

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Wood fired pizza oven

The Floating Platform

The floating platform on Kawawaymog Lake is the best place to take your coffee and watch the sunrise over the Amable du Fond River. There is lots of room for yoga, launching for on water adventures, swimming, reading a book, and even for making a cozy space and star gazing in the evening.

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Yoga Garden

Up on Dreamer’s Hill a beautiful outdoor space for a yoga practice awaits. Move (or find stillness) among the grass or on the deck of the cabin.

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Points North

Named for the stone compass Gregor embedded in the floor in 1997, Points North is a gathering area open to our guests 24 hours a day.

Workshops, retreats, ceremonies, and yoga sessions are held upstairs in the Dragonfly room, while downstairs features a comfortable lounge stocked with Algonquin Tea Co. teas.

Bathrooms & shower rooms are also located in Points North, just a minute’s walk away from your cabin.

See a short virtual tour of Points North:

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Points North

Main House

Main House is the location of our main Dining Room, as well as two guest rooms (most often used for facilitators & guests with special needs.)  A small lending library is available for guests to borrow a book during their stay, and the newly expanded Hive Deck is an attached outdoor gathering space along the waterfront.

See the dining room:

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Main House is the home to the Lucier Family, who are very happy to have so many wonderful guests visiting.  The upstairs of Main House is reserved for use by the Lucier Family during most retreats, though for some larger groups the upstairs Butterfly Room is made available for Yoga or large workshops.

See the Butterfly Room:

See the Hive Deck:

hive deck

Magical Places

There are many magical places at the Edge to connect deep within and feel inspired and nourished in nature.

Bearfoot Trails

The bearfoot trails are beautiful pathways in the forest which explore the property of the Edge.

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Step into the labyrinth to walk with intention, moving towards the center of the spiral and the center of your heart.


Turtle Shell

Turtle Shell adventure centre is the home of fun, adventure, and creativity! Here you’ll equipment for outdoor experiences as well as a variety of craft materials.

Turtle Shell

Kawawaymog Lake

Kawawaymog Lake beckons you to swim, paddle, dip your toes in, (or ski, snowshoe, and skate in the winter!) and watch the waves go by.

Forests, Lakes, Trails, and more:

Northern Edge Algonquin is surrounded by forests ripe for exploration featuring the Forgotten Trails, with Kawawaymog Lake, Blueberry Island, and the Amable du Fond river which leads into Algonquin Park itself.  We encourage all our guests to spend time in nature during their visit.

snowshoe wildlife encounter on stand up paddling safari