Tomlinson Lake Hike To Freedom

"North Americas Northernmost Route of the Underground Railroad"

Our Local Artist

Telling our story through New Brunswick art!
  1. Japheth McKinney
    Japheth is a self-taught artist who works primarily with acrylics and other mediums on hand stretched canvas. Japheth and his wife, Neta, are Two Loose Screws Studio and also produce original polymer clay jewelry as well as wedding cake toppers, figurines and other gifts to order. Most recently Japheth has created graphic designs for an exclusive list of cliental, including Tomlinson Lake Hike to Freedom.
  2. Cathy Howett
    Cathy is from Wicklow, New Brunswick and is a self taught artist who creates scenes with rocks, beach stones, sea glass and driftwood. This creative art is a fun hobby for Cathy as is the 'hunt' for treasures to work with! Images of her work can be found at, and one of her works is on display in the Gordon House at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement.
  3. Caitlyn Paul
    Caitlyn was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to two artists from Tobique First nation, New Brunswick. Now living in Tobique First Nation, Caitlyn is a self taught artist and hobbyist, with a degree in Psychology. While her focus has been on painting, she also creates with beading, jewellery making, photography and engages with her community through volunteering.
  4. Jessica Hayden
    Jessica grew up just down river in Bristol, New Brunswick and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to attend NSCAD University. There she majored in Art History and minored in Studio Arts. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts, she later attended Mount Saint Vincent University to obtain her Bachelor of Education. Jessica spent nearly 10 years in Montreal as a high school teacher of Art, History and English, then returned home to Bristol to raise her beautiful daughter and settle back into her roots.
  5. Joe Gee
    Joe Gee is a resident of Carlingford, NB and the founder of the Tomlinson Lake Hike To Freedom. In 2013, Joe decided to pursue his dream of providing nature hikes to the public while teaching the rich history that is held within the forest of Carlingford and the water at Tomlinson Lake. Under the guidance of Fort Fairfield historian, Art Mraz, Joe started his project and has continued with the Underground Railroad research that Art and his wife, Ruth Mraz, had completed. Joe considers himself to be a self taught historian with an extensive collection of intriguing antiques and artifacts, some of which are on exhibit in the Gordon Gallery at Kings Landing Historical Settlement in Prince William, NB. Aside from the Tomlinson Lake Hike To Freedom, Joe likes to spend his time farming, wood crafting, watercolor/sketching, photography, outdoor survival and cooking .