Did you know that two made for cinema movies were filmed in the Cloyne area in 1976 and 1981? The movies ‘Surfacing’ and ‘The Far Shore’ were filmed with US and Canadian actors in Bon Echo and Skootamatta Lake. Why did the directors choose our area? What was the budget of the films? How did the actual filming affect individual property owners?
Check out the Visitor Guide from Bon Echo Provincial Park in 1994. Downloaded from the Internet Archives, this document was digitized and saved by The University of Toronto Library.
The curious fireplace near Bon Echo’s Dollywood – Visitor Centre is all that remains of the historic Cement House. This is believed to be the first cottage built by Dr. Weston Price – founder of the Bon Echo Inn.