You won’t find any signs directing you to the location.
In fact you won’t even find any signs to confirm that you’ve arrived. We had to trust the GPS that we had ‘found’ it … somewhere behind the wall of trees.
“It” is the home and multi-acre property of artist Peter Camani in Burk’s Falls – about a 3 hour drive north of Toronto. Camani has transformed his property into a gallery of his art work – massive concrete sculptures rising out of the landscape.
We visited on a cool but sunny day to discover a frisbee-golf tournament in play. We were equally fascinated by the disc play as we were by the sculptures themselves.
The tournament organizers were given permission to use the Screaming Heads property for an annual tournament and this year was their 10th anniversary at this location.
I was told it’s a very popular venue and the tournament sells out each year.
Gilles accompanied me on this trip and we picked our way carefully around the fields trying to stay out of the way of the competitors – mindful of the occasional shouts of “FORE!”.
Since this place seems to be known only by word-of-mouth, you might be wondering how I learned about the Screaming Heads.
A few weeks ago BlogTO had an article describing the venue and I was intrigued enough to make the 3 hour drive to see it for myself.
It was totally worth it.
The highlight of the day though involved neither screaming head or disc golf. As we rounded a bend on the small country road, we encountered a moose, with a full set of antlers, trotting down the road at a brisk clip.
As I fumbled for my camera hoping to capture it, he turned onto another smaller road. Although we were, at most, only a couple of car lengths behind him, he had disappeared.
I failed as a paparazzi. Again.